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Associate in Applied Science - Transfer (AAS-T) in Nursing Quarter
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.
  • Program Requirements for Admission
    Students may prepare for nursing admission by meeting the minimum program requirements outlined below. Students are responsible to submit high school and/or college transcripts to WWCC's Office of Admissions along with a Transcript Evaluation Request form. GPA requirements: 2.0 for all college level classes.
  • Pre-requisites
    The following competencies and/or courses MUST be completed prior to the April 15 application deadline. Applicants who have not completed the Chemistry, Math, Biology and English competency levels will not be admitted during the first round of application review and admissions.
    • Chemistry: Completion of a five credit college level introductory chemistry course with a lab. Grade must be 2.0 or better.
    • Mathematics: Completion of Math 201, Introduction to Statistics. Grade must be 2.0 or better.
    • Biology: Eligible to enter Biology 251 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I), or completion of Biology 160 General Biology w/ Lab. Grade must be 2.0 or better.
    • English: Eligible to enter English 101 (Composition) based on:
    • Placement Tests offered by WWCC's Student Development Center, or
    • Completion of pre-requisite college coursework.
  • Available at/via:  [Walla Walla] [Clarkston]
    Degree Outcomes

    Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Quarter
    This degree utilizes the nursing process to provide and/or supervise client care while maintaining responsibility and accountability for the quality of nursing care provided in complex and varied situations. Graduates who complete the ADN program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nursing. If successful, they are licensed as Registered Nurses (RN).
    Program Requirements for Admission
    Students may prepare for nursing admission by meeting the minimum program requirements outlined below. Students are responsible to submit high school and/or college transcripts to WWCC's Office of Admissions along with a Transcript Evaluation Request form. GPA requirements: 2.0 for all college level classes with exception of Math 095, which requires a C- grade or better.
    Pre-requisites
    The following competencies and/or courses MUST be completed prior to the April 15 application deadline. Applicants who have not completed the Chemistry, Math, Biology and English competency levels will not be admitted during the first round of application review and admissions.
    • Chemistry: Completion of a five credit college level introductory chemistry course with a lab. Grade must be 2.0 or better.
    • Mathematics: Completion of Math 095 (Intermediate Algebra) with a C- grade or better, or eligible to enter Math 201 (Introduction to Statistics). Please Note: Beginning in 2014, the Nursing Program will require Math 201 (Introduction to Statistics) as a pre-requisite.
    • Biology: Eligible to enter Biology 251 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I), or completion of Biology 160 General Biology w/ Lab (grade must be 2.0 or better).
    • English: Eligible to enter English 101 (Composition) based on:
    • Placement Tests offered by WWCC's Student Development Center, or
    • Completion of pre-requisite college coursework.
    Available at/via:  [Walla Walla] [Clarkston]
    Degree Outcomes

    Practical Nursing Quarter
    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).

    Program Requirements for Admission
    Students may prepare for nursing admission by meeting the minimum program requirements outlined below. Students are responsible to submit high school and/or college transcripts to WWCC's Office of Admissions along with a Transcript Evaluation Request form. GPA requirements: 2.0 for all college level classes with exception of Math 095, which requires a C- grade or better.
    Pre-requisites
    The following competencies and/or courses MUST be completed prior to the April 15 application deadline. Applicants who have not completed the Chemistry, Math, Biology and English competency levels will not be admitted during the first round of application review and admissions.
    • Chemistry: Completion of a five credit college level introductory chemistry course with a lab. Grade must be 2.0 or better.
    • Mathematics: Completion of Math 095 (Intermediate Algebra) with a C- grade or better, or eligible to enter Math 201 (Introduction to Statistics). Please Note: Beginning in 2014, the Nursing Program will require Math 201 (Introduction to Statistics) as a pre-requisite.
    • Biology: Eligible to enter Biology 251 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I), or completion of Biology 160 General Biology w/ Lab (grade must be 2.0 or better).
    • English: Eligible to enter English 101 (Composition) based on:
    • Placement Tests offered by WWCC's Student Development Center, or
    • Completion of pre-requisite college coursework.
    Available at/via:  [Walla Walla] [Clarkston]
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    Degree Outcomes