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Pre-Nursing

Do you enjoy helping others while working in a challenging and fast-paced environment? Consider the field of Nursing! Pre-Nursing AA-DTA competitively prepares students for admission into any nursing program within the State of Washington. Upon completion of the degree a student will have the fundamental understanding of the basic scientific and social skills necessary for success within an RN or BSN program. The Pre-Nursing AA-DTA is transferable to multiple institutions throughout the state.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Communicate using composition, oral, and presentation skills
  • Collaborate with colleagues using basic social and psychological principles for interpersonal interactions
  • Demonstrate the scientific understanding necessary for clinical work in nursing
  • Demonstrate mathematical and data analysis skills

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP. Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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Total Credits: 88 - 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Choose 1 course from:
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
SOC& 201
Social Problems
5
Choose 1 course from:
BIOL& 160
General Biology with Lab
5
BIOL& 222
Majors Cell/Molecular: w/Lab
5
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 241
Human A & P 1
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
Choose 1 course from:
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 242
Human A & P 2
5
Choose 1 course from:
HUM 107
Introduction to Cultural Studies
5
HUM& 101
Introduction to Humanities
5
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
Choose 1 course from:
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 260
Microbiology
5
CHEM& 121
Intro to Chemistry w/Lab
5
Choose 1 course from:
ART 112
Non-Western Art
5
JOURN 110
Mass Media
5
MUSC 109
World Music
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 122
Intro to Organic Chemistry w/Lab
5
NUTRI 251
Nutrition in Healthcare
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 123
Intro to Biochemistry w/Lab
5
PSYC& 200
Lifespan Psychology
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST& 210
Interpersonal Communication
5
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
Total Credits
 
13-15

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see the requirements for this degree, click here, then scroll down to Direct Transfer Agreements/Major Related Programs and click on the Associate in Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP. (Please note that the Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP is a different degree, and is offered at SCC, not SFCC.)

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,245
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,459
  • International

    $
    21,146
  • Books

    $
    2,008
  • Course Fees

    $
    129
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,511

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Mapuana Carey
    Mapuana Carey
    Program Specialist 2
    Mapuana.Carey@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3288
  • Vicki Moore
    Vicki Moore
    Stem Pathway Specialist
    Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4150

  • Thayne Lacy
    Thayne Lacy
    Anatomy and Physiology
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., B.S., M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Thayne.Lacy@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4165
  • Mukti Ryan
    Mukti Ryan
    Anatomy and Physiology
    B.S., Osmania University, India; M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Mukti.Ryan@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3661

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Thayne Lacy

Department Chair
Thayne.Lacy@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4165

Vicki Moore

Pathways Specialist
Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150
Building 28, room 115

Māpuana Carey

Pathways Specialist
mapuana.carey@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3502