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2019-20 BTC Catalog 
2019-20 BTC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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  • Students should meet with a transfer advisor at the institution to which they intend to transfer. This advisor can provide assistance in developing an educational plan, course selections, and entrance requirements such as minimum GPA, a higher GPA in a selected group of courses or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses and specific course choices where options are available.

  • 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 accepted.

  • For admission to Nursing as a major, it is critical to note that grade point average requirements vary and admission is often competitive.

  • Certain schools may have additional “university-specific” requirements of admission and/or graduation that are not prerequisites 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

Communication Skills: 10 Credits

Humanities: 15 Credits

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.

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills: 5 Credits

Electives Courses: 10 Credits

  • Elective 5 CR
  • Elective 5 CR

Total Program Credits: 90

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