Associate in Nursing

Prerequisites (minimum qualifications)

The following courses must be completed with a grade of 3.0 (B) or better. All prerequisites and recommended courses must be completed within seven years of the date of the student’s application. (See below for exceptions)* 

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I
  • BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy & Phys I
  • BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy & Phys II
  • BIOL& 260 Microbiology
  • CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry
  • PSYCH& 200 Lifespan Psychology

NOTE: All courses have prerequisites that cannot be waived. It is critical to work closely with a pre-nursing advisor.

Recommended Courses

The following courses are strongly recommended as they greatly enhance the prospective nursing student’s chances for success. These courses must be completed with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better. (See below for exceptions)*

  • MATH& 146 Intro to Statistics
  • World Language Language 121 & 122
  • CHEM& 131 Intro to Organic and Biochemistry

(Successful completion of the above courses may add extra points to the student’s application.)

  • NAC with active license

*Please Note: The 7-year limitation on ENGL& 101 and PSYC& 200 may be waived if the course was completed as part of a degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. There is no time limit on the World Language requirement. Two years of the same high school foreign language will also satisfy this requirement. Native speakers can satisfy this requirement following UW guidelines. (See Nursing advisor for details)

Nursing Program Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

Quarter I (12 credits)

Course Course Title Credits
HSCI 114  Therapeutic Communication in Healthcare Settings 3
HSCI 116 Pharmacology for Allied Health 3
NURS 111 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 3
NURS 112 Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical Practice 3

Quarter II (12 credits)

Course Course Title Credits
NURS 121  Intro to Med./Surgical/Psychiatric Nursing 4
NURS 122 Intro to Nursing Clinical Practice 5
NURS 125  Family Centered Nursing Care 3

Quarter III (14 credits)

Course Course Title Credits
NURS 130 Intermediate Med./Surgical/Psychiatric Nursing 6
NURS 132 Intermediate Nursing Clinical Practice 6
HSCI 117 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2

Total Credits (Quarters I, II, III): 38

In order to progress in the nursing program each quarter, each course must be completed with a minimum 2.7 GPA and all courses must be completed in the designated quarter.

SECOND YEAR

Quarter IV (13 credits)

LPNs with an unencumbered WA state license may enter the program following the application and admissions process and completion of the ADN Articulation Seminar (NURS 218) as scheduled by the program.

Course Course Title Credits
NURS 210  Advanced Topics in Nursing I  4
NURS 211 Advanced Nursing Clinical Practice 6
NURS 214 Advanced Concepts in Family-Centered Nursing Care 3

Quarter V (14 credits)

Course Course Title Credits
NURS 222 Professional Nursing Clinical Practice 5
NURS 223 Advanced Psychiatric Nursing 3
NURS 224 Professional Role Transition 3
NURS 230 Advanced Topics in Nursing II 3

Quarter VI (12 credits)

Course Course Title Credits
NURS 233 Acute Care Nursing Practicum 8
HSCI 235 Issues & Trends in Healthcare Management 4

Total credits (Quarters IV, V, VI): 39

Total credits (Quarters I, II, III, IV, V, VI) 
includes theory, lab, preceptorship and service-connected learning:  77

Total credits including required prerequisites: 109

In order to progress each quarter, each ADN course must be completed with a minimum 2.7 GPA and all courses must be completed in the designated quarter.

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