2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing - Direct Transfer Agreement

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Program Description The Associate in Pre-nursing degree consists of a minimum of 93.5 quarter credits earned in General Requirements, Distribution Requirements, Additional Requirements, and Electives. This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs at University of Washington, Washington State University, Northwest University, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Pacific Lutheran University, Walla Walla University, and the Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing (WSU-ICN) whose members include Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, and Whitworth University.

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all college-level courses and earn at least 30 college-level (100 level or above) credits at Edmonds Community College.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement. CD classes appear in the class listings section of the quarterly schedule.

Students pursuing an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree must take at least five (5) credits of CD courses. Courses that satisfy the CD requirement address at least two of the three areas below:

  • Knowledge of culture and its influence on individuals and groups in our society
  • Awareness of attitudes and values regarding life in a multicultural society
  • Skills to recognize, analyze, and evaluate multicultural perspectives and issues

Intermediate Algebra Proficiency This requirement may be satisfied by completion of high school mathematics through second year algebra or completion of MATH 090 , with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Note: High school transcripts are not used to determine placement into courses which have an intermediate algebra prerequisite.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Admission Requirements to a University or College Admission application deadlines vary. Students must meet the deadline for the university or college to which they plan to apply for admission to transfer. For admission to nursing as a major, it is critical to note that grade point average requirements vary and admission is competitive. Certain schools may have additional “university-specific” requirements that are not prerequisites to admission to the Nursing major but will have to be completed prior to graduation and/or commencement of nursing courses. Certain schools may have additional “university-specific” requirements for admission to the institution that are not prerequisites specifically identified in the requirements for the Associate in Pre-nursing degree.

Contact with advisers from individual schools for institutional requirements is highly recommended. Students completing this degree who have also met specific institutional grade point average requirements and/or any university-specific requirements will be regarded as having the minimum preparation for consideration for admission to a Bachelor of Science Nursing program to the colleges and universities listed in the program description.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Advising Note

This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

I. General Requirements (minimum 18 credits)

A. Communication Skills (10 credits)

B. Quantitative Analysis or Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits)

Note: Students who plan to attend University of Washington (Seattle) must also take MATH 140 , MATH 141 , or PHIL 106 . Students who plan to attend Seattle University must also complete MATH 140  or MATH 141 .

C. Health and Physical Education (3 credits)

HLTH 105 is strongly recommended.

Algebra Proficiency Requirement

___ Algebra proficiency requirement met.

Cultural Diversity Requirement

___ Cultural Diversity requirement met.

General Education Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate General Education Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.
Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.
Health and Physical Education: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in one of these areas: emergency care, contemporary health, principles of lifelong fitness, or athletic performance and teamwork.
Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

II. Distribution Requirements (minimum 68.5 credits)

A. Humanities (15 credits)

Complete the required Communication Studies course and select 10 credits from at least two other departments within this distribution area. It is recommended that students take COMM 101 . A maximum of five (5) credits in Performance/Skills courses and five (5) credits in foreign language at or above the 100 level may be applied. Students who plan to attend the University of Washington should not select Journalism courses.

To view course choices, see the Humanities Distribution Course List .
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C. Social Sciences (15 credits)

Complete the required Psychology course and one five (5) credit Sociology course (either SOC 150  or SOC 200  is recommended). Select five (5) additional credits from departments in this distribution area other than Psychology and Sociology. Recommendations include ANTH& 215 .

To view course choices, see the Social Sciences Distribution Course List .

Distribution Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate Distribution Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Humanities: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.
Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.
Social Sciences: Use Social Science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

III. Additional Requirements (7 credits)

Complete one of the Developmental Lifespan Psychology courses below (Note: Some BSN programs may accept only one of these classes. Students should consult with an adviser at the transfer institution regarding entrance requirements.) Select from courses numbered 100 or above in order to bring the total credits to 90. Recommendations include BIOL 210 .


Adviser’s Signature and Date

Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12

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