2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
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2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Pre-Nursing - Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA)

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PGM Code – PREN 

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 CC.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

Intermediate Algebra This requirement may be satisfied by completion of two years of high school algebra, completion of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 090 ) with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement into college level math. Only the University of Washington retains this requirement, but all baccalaureate institutions in the state of Washington accepting the DTA (including UW) require successful completion of college level math (100-level or above) or PHIL& 120  (see “Quantitative Analysis or Symbolic Reasoning” below). PHIL& 120 and all college level math courses at Edmonds CC currently require completion of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 090) with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement into college level math. Consult with an advisor early in your program planning to avoid errors in math course selection.

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,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • Submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. 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

General Requirements (minimum 18 credits)

Communication Skills (10 credits)

OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.

Quantitative Analysis or Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.

Note: Students who plan to attend University of Washington (Seattle) must also take MATH 140 , MATH & 141 , or PHIL & 120  . Students who plan to attend Seattle University must also complete MATH 140  or MATH & 141 .

Health and Physical Education (3 credits)

OUTCOME: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in one of these areas: emergency care, contemporary health, principles of lifelong fitness, or athletic performance and teamwork.

Note: HLTH 105 is strongly recommended. However, no more than three (3) credits of activity-based coursework can be applied to the DTA degree.

Algebra Requirement

___ Algebra requirement met (if necessary – U of W)

Cultural Diversity Requirement

OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

___ Cultural Diversity requirement met

Distribution Requirements (minimum 68.5 credits)

Humanities (15 credits)

OUTCOME: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.

Note: 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 Course List - Humanities Distribution Courses .
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Natural Sciences and Mathematics (38.5 credits)

OUTCOME: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.

Social Sciences (15 credits)

OUTCOME: 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.

Note: Complete the required Psychology course and one five (5) credit Sociology course (SOC & 101  or SOC 150  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 Course List - Social Sciences Distribution Courses .

Additional Requirements (7 credits)

Note: Complete one of the Developmental Lifespan Psychology courses below (*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 .



Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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