Associate in Nursing - Direct Transfer Agreement (AN-DTA/MRP)
This degree prepares students for licensure and employment as a registered nurse,
as well as for continuing nursing education for a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Students who complete this degree and pass the registered nurse license exam (NCLEX-RN)
may enter participating Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in Washington State
as seniors. The Nursing Program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality
Assurance Commission and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education
For a roadmap that identifies the preferred sequencing of courses and other specific recommendations from faculty, please see the corresponding program map(s):
10 credits - ENGL& 101 English Composition I AND ENGL& 102 English Composition II OR CMST& 220 (was SPCH 110) Public Speaking.
5 credits – MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics
15 credits – *HUM 255: Ethics and Policy in Healthcare (5 cr) (taken after admission to Nursing Program); 10 credits selected from at least two disciplines on the distribution list for transfer degrees. No more than 5 credits in foreign language at the 100 level, no more than 10 credits from any one discipline. No more than 5 credits in performance/skills courses are allowed. Five of these credits must also meet the DIV requirement.
30 credits – BIOL& 160, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, BIOL& 260, CHEM& 121, NUTR& 101
15 credits – PSYC& 100 General Psychology; PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology; *PSYC 255 Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare (5 cr) (taken after admission to Nursing Program)
5 credits. Must be met by a course on both the Humanities distribution list and the DIV course list.
Fulfilled by 15 credits of the Nursing courses
|NURS 150||Pharmacology in Nursing I||2|
|NURS 151||Nurs Concepts/Health & Illness I||3|
|NURS 152||Nurs Concepts/Health & Illness II||5|
|NURS 153||Nurs Concepts/Health & Illness III||5|
|NURS 160||Skills in Nursing I||2|
|NURS 161||Nursing Practicum I||3|
|NURS 162||Nursing Practicum II||5|
|NURS 163||Nursing Practicum III||5|
|NURS 241||Essential Concepts of Nursing Practice||2|
|NURS 242||Nursing throughout the Lifespan||3|
|NURS 244||Physiological Health I||4|
|NURS 245||Physiological Health II||4|
|NURS 246||Skills Laboratory||2|
|NURS 247||Clinical Practicum||10|
|NURS 248||Advanced Clinical Practicum||5|
Diversity and Distribution Lists are available in the Lower Columbia College Catalog located at lowercolumbia.edu/catalog.
Total credits required to earn this degree: 135
*Note: Admission to the nursing program is required for all NURS courses, as well as HUM 255 and PSYC 255.
Admission is competitive. Grade of C or higher is required in all courses. ENGL& 101, MATH 210, PSYC& 100, PSYC& 200, BIOL& 160, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, BIOL& 260, and CHEM& 121 must be completed or in process to apply. NUTR& 101 must be completed prior to beginning nursing coursework. It is highly recommended that the communications courses and the 10 credits of humanities (5 of which must be DIV) be completed prior to beginning the nursing coursework. To be considered for admission to the LPN2RN level of the Nursing program, the student must have graduated from a state board approved PN program and hold a PN license in WA or OR. Accepted PN license is equivalent to 30 credits (NURS 150, 151, 160, 161, 152, 162, 153, 163). You must have a current, unencumbered LPN license in WA or OR to enter this program and have documented 1000 hours work experience as an LPN within the last five years.
Program planning is based on information available at the time of preparation. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with their LCC advisor and with an advisor at the college to which they plan to transfer for specific requirements. Consult the LCC catalog for LCC graduation requirements. Most four-year universities require one year of a single foreign language as a graduation re quirement.
To comply with health care agency requirements, students must provide documentation of the following upon admission to the program: Current first aid card, current Healthcare Provider CPR, negative urine drug screen within 30 days prior to beginning nursing coursework, all required immunizations and titers, current TB test or chest X-ray, and completion of a criminal and fraud background check. Certain criminal convictions or pending charges automatically disqualify an individual from having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults, juveniles, and children, hence may disqualify a student form the program. Please refer to the Nursing Program website Practicum requirements, as well as the DSHS Secretary's List of Disqualifying Crimes