Program Description The Associate in Pre-Nursing degree consists of a minimum of 90 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.
|Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.
General Requirements (15 credits)
*See General Education Requirements Notes
Communication Skills (10 credits)
OUTCOME: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.
Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)
OUTCOME: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create ideas; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze, and solve problems.
Cultural Diversity Skills
OUTCOME: Explore and apply multiple perspectives in order to examine cultural differences and influences; maintain effective professional/working relationships; and/or interact effectively in multicultural settings.
Cultural Diversity Course List
___ Cultural Diversity requirement met
Distribution Requirements (minimum 65 credits)
**See Distribution Requirements Notes
Natural Sciences and Mathematics (35 credits)
OUTCOME: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.
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.
To view course choices, see the Course List - Humanities Distribution Courses .
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.
Career and College Success (3 credits)
OUTCOME: Develop professional and academic skills and strategies for career and college success.
____Career and College Success Requirement met
Note: The Career and College Success course credits apply to General Electives in this degree and must be completed within the first two quarters. Students who transfer in with 30+ credits and a GPA of 2.5 or higher can apply for a waiver.
Program Electives (to complete a total of 90 credits)
Any of the following courses, or other (college level) courses in consultation with an advisor, may be used to complete a total of 90 credits for the degree.
***See Program Elective Note
Intermediate Algebra proficiency established for students intending to transfer to the University of Washington.
****See Intermediate Algebra Notes
____Algebra requirement met
The program code for this degree is RENPNAS. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.
The advisors for this program are:
Dr. Lori Hays | firstname.lastname@example.org | 425.640.1864
Dr. Jonathan Miller | email@example.com | 425.640.1135
Dr. Gwen (Jennifer) Shlichta | firstname.lastname@example.org | 425.640.1071
Department websites: Biology | edmonds.edu/biology
Transfer Degrees | edmonds.edu/transfer
- 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.
- The UW Seattle Nursing Program requires two math courses: “one statistics course and one college-level math course or one philosophy logics course.”
- Contact with advisors 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.
*General Education Requirements Notes
- Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills: 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.
- Cultural Diversity Skills: If a CD designated course is not specified as a requirement for this degree, choose a course from the approved Cultural Diversity course list to meet this requirement. A CD designated may also meet Distribution or Elective requirements.
**Distribution Requirements Notes
- Humanities: Complete the required Communication Studies course and select 10 additional credits with no more than 10 credits being from a single department. 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.
- Social Sciences: The remaining 5 credits of Social Sciences (after PSYC& 100 and PSYC& 200) must have a CD designation; therefore, PHIL& 101 would count as an elective, not a social science. SOC 150 is not accepted by Everett’s Nursing Program, please consult an advisor.
***Program Electives Note
- Students are encouraged to speak to an advisor to determine if additional social science courses are preferred by their intended transfer institution.
- Any of the optional electives, or others in consultation with an advisor, may be used to complete a total of 90 credits for the degree. Courses commonly chosen include the problem solving classes BIOL 210, 251, 252, and 261 associated with the core BIOL sequence; BIOL 255 for a journal club on a biology or health topic of interest; HLTH 105 for emergency response and CPR training; HLTH 100 for a broader perspective on health issues; AHE 116 and BSTEC 104 for CNA requirements; and BIOL 293 for students interested in conducting undergraduate research.
****Intermediate Algebra Notes
- Students intending to transfer to University of Washington must have proof of “Intermediate Algebra proficiency.” This requirement may be satisfied by either completion of two years of high school algebra or by completion of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 97) with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Only the University of Washington retains this Intermediate Algebra requirement. However, 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/Symbolic Reasoning Skills”). It must be noted that PHIL& 120 and some college level math courses at Edmonds CC have a prerequisite of only Essentials of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 87) with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Thus, one can take a college level math class without satisfying the University of Washington’s Intermediate Algebra proficiency requirement. Consult with an advisor early in your program planning to avoid errors in math course selection.
Associate in Arts General Information
Program of Study Outcomes Edmonds College’s four General Education Outcomes (Communicate, Act Responsibly, Reason, and Explore) are promoted throughout the college’s programs. Instructional programs of 45 credits or more foster learning in all four General Education Outcomes.
Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets page.
Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college-level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.
Students Are Advised To:
- Plan your 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 advisor and/or a faculty advisor; and
- At least three quarters before you plan to graduate, contact any college(s) where you have earned credits and have your official transcript(s) sent to Edmonds College. Then, 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.
Transferring to Another 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.
- Consultation with the appropriate department or an advisor at the intended transfer school is highly recommended.
Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edmonds.edu/ccn for more information.
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.
PLAN/STACK - RENPNAS
TC - 90
CIP - 240101
Last revised - 2022/03/01