Jan 27, 2020  
2019-20 BTC Catalog 
2019-20 BTC Catalog


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Have you always wanted to be a nurse? Are you currently employed in healthcare and want to advance your education and expand your career opportunities? Then BTC’s Associate in Pre-Nursing (Transfer) program is for you!

The Associate in Pre-Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP) degree is intended for students looking to directly transfer to WA State universities to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Students enrolled in this 90-credit degree program receive instruction in English, psychology, mathematics, and science to prepare them to enter select Washington State four-year pre-licensure Nursing programs as a junior.

Upon completion of BTC’s Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP degree, students are eligible to transfer to a number of Washington State institutions including University of Washington, Washington State University, Northwest University, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle University, and Walla Walla University. Completing this degree does not guarantee admission to any baccalaureate university. Students should meet with a transfer advisor at the institution to which they intend to transfer. Please note that this degree alone will not make the BTC graduate eligible to sit for the Registered Nurse National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Graduates will need to complete their BSN degree at a university before they can become a Registered Nurse.

All students interested in the Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP degree should meet with the Nursing Student Navigator, to schedule an appointment contact the Admissions and Student Resource Center at 360.752.8345. The Washington Student Achievement Council is currently updating this degree therefor course requirements may change. Students apply for the Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP by applying online to BTC and indicating Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP as their area of study.

Placement Requirements

  • Please note: The Washington State Achievement Council is currently updating this degree; therefore course requirements may change.
  • Students seeking credit for completed coursework from other colleges or universities should submit sealed Official Transcript(s) from the prior institution(s) to the BTC Admissions Office for evaluation. 
  • Placement testing in Reading, Math and Writing may also be required. Test scores or transcripts from another college may also be accepted. For more information on transferring classes, please see the Transfer Student page.

Degree Requirements

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher must be earned in all BTC coursework, and in all coursework applied to the degree. A minimum of 50% of degree credits, including the last quarter, must be completed at BTC. A course may be credited toward only one distribution area. Participating institutions only accept fully completed BTC DTA/MRP programs in their entirety (completed BTC classes are not viewed individually). Students must complete a graduation application form the first week of the quarter in which they plan to complete their degree.


    Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program

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