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|Associate in Applied Science - Transfer (AAS-T) in Nursing|
Please note: The last cohort to graduate with this degree will be in June, 2016. Thereafter, this degree will be replaced by the Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP Degree.
Graduates who complete the AAS-T Nursing degree are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nursing. If successful, they are licensed as Registered Nurses. This degree provides the science and general education courses appropriate for the student who is planning a future transfer to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and requires only a limited number of additional prerequisites/support courses for direct transfer. Articulation Agreements for transfer to complete a BSN degree exist with Washington State University, Lewis and Clark State College, and Western Governor's University.
Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP Degree
Graduates who complete the Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP degree are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) exam to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. Passing the NCLEX-RN exam and completion of this transfer degree provide the general education and nursing courses for direct transfer with only one additional year of study to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at four-year institutions in Washington state. While the agreements with baccalaureate institutions assure the transfer of credit, the admission to a particular university program is not assured. Each institution has separate admission criteria which can be based on grades and other considerations.
Please note: Practical Nursing Certificate is not accredited by ACEN.
The Practical Nurse is able to recognize and meet the basic needs of the client while providing nursing care under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or licensed physician in routine nursing situations. Students who complete the first year ADN courses and additional coursework in the summer quarter are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). If successful, they are licensed as practical nurses (LPN).