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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Pre-Nursing, Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program

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  • Students must complete at least 90 quarter hours of transferable credit to receive a DTA degree
  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits of general education course work to receive a DTA degree
  • Any specific course may be credited toward no more than one distribution or skill area requirement
  • Students should make early contact with their potential transfer institution(s) regarding specific course choices within distribution areas
  • Students should check with their potential transfer institution(s) about requirements for overall minimum GPA, or higher GPA on a subset of courses
  • No more than 10 credits per discipline area, five credits maximum in world languages or ASL, and no more than five credits in performance/skills classes are allowed


  • Admissions application deadlines vary; students must meet the deadline for the university or universities 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 across the several programs in Nursing
  • Certain schools may have additional “university-specific” requirements not pre-requisites to admission to the Nursing major that will need to be completed prior to graduation. Contact with advisors from individual schools for institutional requirements in highly recommended since this DTA may not meet every institution-specific graduation requirements.
  • Certain schools may have additional “university-specific” requirements of readmission to the institution not pre-requisites specifically identified in the DTA requirements.


  • Meet the requirements of the statewide Direct Transfer Agreement as it applies to both for the institutions party to the agreement and other institutions party to the statewide DTA agreement. If admitted to the baccalaureate institution, students will have junior status. Student seeking admission to public institutions will be given priority in the admission decision for admission to the institution over similarly qualified transfer applicants without a Direct Transfer Associate degree. Admission to an institution does not guarantee admission to a specific program or major.
  • Be issued only to students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00, as calculated by the degree awarding institution. Specific grade requirements vary from course to course and among transfer institutions. Students must check with the transfer institution. Note that admission to the BSN upper division nursing programs is very competitive; therefore, no particular GPA can guarantee admission to any specific nursing program.

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 10


A curriculum that provides students with an understanding of and sensitivity to human diversity is encouraged (required by WSU). Credits in the humanities distribution area provide one opportunity for such a curriculum. See the humanities choices in the WSU “Diversity Course Identification Guidelines” for possible selection or choose courses that include minority, non-western, ethnic or other “area’ studies.

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 35

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills

Total Credits: 5

Total Credits: 15


  • Elective 5 CR
  • Elective 5 CR

Total Credits: 10

Total Program Credits: 90

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