Associate in Nursing

Prerequisites (minimum qualifications)

The following courses must be completed with a grade of 3.0 (B) or better.

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition (5 credits)
  • BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy & Phys I (6 credits)
  • BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy & Phys II (6 credits)
  • BIOL& 260 Microbiology (5 credits)
  • CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry (5 credits)
  • PSYCH& 200 Lifespan Psychology (5 credits)

Estimated credits for required prerequisite courses: 32

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

Recommended Courses — Not Required for Application

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.

  • MATH& 146 Intro to Statistics (5 credits)
  • World Language 121 & 122* (10 credits)
  • CHEM& 131 Intro to Organic and Biochemistry (6 credits)
  • ENG& 102 Argumentation and Research (5 credits)

Estimated minimum credits for prerequisites to required Nursing prerequisites (BIO& 160, CHEM& 100, PSYC& 100): 15

Estimated minimum total prerequisite course credits: 47

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

  • Recommended NAC (Nursing Assistant Certified)

*Please Note: OR — Two years of the same high school foreign language with a passing grade.
Native speakers can satisfy this requirement following UW guidelines. (See Nursing advisor for details.)

Nursing Program Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

Quarter I (13 credits)

Course Course Title Credits
NURS 141 Foundations of Nursing 3
NURS 142 Nursing Foundations Skills Lab 2
NURS 143 Nursing Foundations Clinical/Simulation 2
NURS 144 Nursing Success Seminar 1
NURS 145 Foundations of Ethics and Policies in Healthcare 3
NURS 146 Foundations of Psychosocial Issues and Communication in Healthcare 2

Quarter II (12 credits)

Course Course Title Credits
NURS 150  Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Simple Chronic Illnesses 2
NURS 151 Medical/Surgical Nursing, Simple Chronic Illnesses 4
NURS 152 Nursing Skills in Simple Chronic Illnesses Lab 1
NURS 153 Nursing Skills in Simple Chronic Illnesses Clinical/Simulation 4
NURS 156 Psychosocial Issues and Communication in Healthcare 1

Quarter III (13 credits)

Course Course Title Credits
NURS 160 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of Complex Chronic Illnesses 2
NURS 161 Medical/Surgical Nursing, Complex Chronic Illnesses 4
NURS 162 Nursing Skills in Complex Chronic Illnesses Lab 1
NURS 163 Nursing Skills in Complex Chronic Illnesses Clinical/Simulation 4
NURS 166 Psychological Issues in Healthcare I 2

Total Credits (Quarters 1–3): 38

Please see the student handbook for information on progression in the program.

SECOND YEAR

Quarter IV (15 credits — Traditional ADN Track, 16 credits — LPN Transition Track)

LPNs with an unencumbered WA state license may enter the program following the application and admissions process and completion of a mandatory orientation. More information about this will follow acceptance into the program.

Course Course Title Credits
NURS 240 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of Simple Acute Illnesses 2
NURS 241 Medical/Surgical Nursing, Simple Acute Illnesses 4
NURS 242 Nursing Skills in Simple Acute Illnesses Lab 1
NURS 243 Nursing Skills in Simple Acute Illnesses Clinical/Simulation 5
NURS 244 Topics in Obstretical and Pediatric Nursing Care 3
NURS 144 Nursing Success Seminar (LPN Opt-In students, or completed Quarter I) 1

Quarter V (14 credits)

Course Course Title Credits
NURS 250 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of Complex Acute Illnesses 2
NURS 251 Medical/Surgical Nursing, Complex Acute Illnesses 4
NURS 252 Nursing Skills in Complex Acute Illnesses Lab 1
NURS 253 Nursing Skills in Complex Acute Illnesses Clinical/Simulation 4
NURS 255 Advanced Concepts of Ethics and Policy in Healthcare 2
NURS 256 Psychological Issues in Healthcare II 1

Quarter VI (12 credits)

Course Course Title Credits
NURS 261 Professional Role Transition 3
NURS 263 Nursing Practicum 5
NURS 264 NCLEX-RN and Licensure Preparation Seminar 4

Total Nursing Program credits (Quarters 4-6, TRADITIONAL): 41

Total Nursing Program credits (Quarter 4-6, LPN Opt-in Option): 42

Total Nursing Program credits (Quarters 1-6): 79

Total credits including required prerequisites, Traditional: 111

Total credits including required prerequisites, LPN Opt-in Option: 74

Total credits including prerequisites to required prerequisites, Traditional: 126

Total credits including prerequisites to required prerequisites, LPN Opt-in Option: 89

Each ADN course must be completed with a minimum 2.7 GPA and per Nursing program student handbook testing performance minimums and all courses must be completed in the designated quarter.