Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program - Nursing
Program LengthPrerequisite Length
6 quarters 4 quarters
Associate in pre-Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program - Pre-Nursing
Certificate - Nursing Assistant Certified
Spokane Community College
Financial Aid Eligible
Yes. Read more about Financial Aid.
If you enjoy helping people and want to make a real difference in patient care, consider a career in nursing.
Our ACEN-accredited nursing program prepares you for licensure as a registered nurse in a variety of health care settings. Your training will include nursing courses, hands-on practice in the nursing simulation laboratory, computer-assisted instruction and supervised clinical experiences. As a graduate of the program, you could enter a bachelor of science in nursing program as a junior or senior (depending on the pathway you choose) at a four-year university. You can learn more about the program below or in the Nursing Program Handbook.
Whether you want to work in a hospital, extended care center, home health care agency, physician office, mental health facilities, or other area of specialty, this program will open doors to many exciting career opportunities in the nursing field.
SCC’s Nursing Program meets community needs by preparing graduates for entry-level practice in a variety of health care settings. The Nursing Program offers quality, student-centered education, emphasizing critical thinking skills, clinical reasoning, patient-centered care, and lifelong learning. Nursing students are provided with the opportunity to succeed in a supported environment that enhances individual and professional growth through academic, personal and professional development. Nursing graduates are well prepared to transfer their nursing degree credits in pursuit of their next step in their educational plan. The nursing program reflects SCC’s Mission in its support of a diverse community of adult learners.
For questions regarding the program in general, visit our General Frequently Asked Questions page. For questions about accreditation, visit our Accreditation page. If you have questions about the admissions process, see our Frequently Asked Questions About Admissions PDF.
Spokane Community College Nursing End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes:
Math placement is required for this program. If your math placement is below MATH& 146, you’ll need to take the following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into: AE 48 → MATH 87 → MATH 88 → MATH& 146
English placement is required for this program. If your English placement is below ENGL& 101, you’ll need to take following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into: AE 36 → AE 46 and 47 (taken together) → AE 67 → ENGL 99 → ENGL& 101 → ENGL& 102
Meet with our counselors to customize this plan just for you. You can also check the annual schedule or search the quarterly schedule for class days and times.
Choose program map:
Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program - Nursing
Total Prerequisite Credits: 60
Total Program Credits: 75
NOTE: You must apply and be accepted into the program before taking the following courses
Our nursing program is built on a standard of excellence. SCC has had a nursing program since 1946 with the introduction of a practical nurse program. The associate degree nursing program, which prepares the graduate for licensure as a registered nurse, began in 1970. Part of the success of the nursing program can be attributed to the fact that the students have access to a nursing practice laboratory, computer-assisted instruction, and a variety of excellent clinical settings. The campus Learning Resources Center provides a wealth of information for the student in the form of books, journals, DVDs, and electronic media. Students consistently practice the theories and skills learned in the classroom in the lab and in the clinical settings.
The Associate Degree Nursing program at Spokane Community College located in Spokane, Washington is accredited by the:
Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
The Spokane Community College Nursing Program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Quality Assurance Commission.
For more information, visit our Nursing Accreditation page.
The Spokane Community College nursing program meets the requirements for licensure in Washington State. The nursing program has not made a determination that the curriculum meets the requirements for licensure in any other state/jurisdiction. Please check with the state/jurisdiction where you hope to be licensed.
Licensure Requirements by State (Resource is from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing):
To easily find professional nursing licensure requirements (RN, PN, and APRN programs), please click on the button below and select the states/jurisdictions where you want to know their professional licensure requirements.
Disclaimer: NCSBN has gathered this information from a variety of sources. Although NCSBN has made every effort to provide complete, accurate, and up-to-date information, NCSBN makes no warranties, express or implied, or representations as to the accuracy or reliability of this information. The information is fluid and evolving. Spokane Community College and NCSBN assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource.
Admission to the nursing program is a competitive admissions process. You will find more information about the competitive admission process by visiting the Admissions Process links. Once all pre-requisite requirements are met, please contact the Health Sciences counselor in SCC Building 1 to review your transcripts and be advised regarding the competitive admission scoring process.
Applications to the nursing program are generally accepted:
March 15 - April 15 for fall admission
September 15 - October 15 for spring admission
*Application Deadline for Fall 2023 Admission extended to June 30th, 2023
Note: If the dates listed above fall on a weekend or holiday, the applications will be accepted the following business day.
Join us via Zoom to learn the ins and outs of the SCC Nursing/DTA application. Choose one of the following sessions and send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting link and password:
Please read the following information carefully so you fully understand the changes and what will be required as you apply to the SCC nursing program.
Admission Requirements to Take Nursing Core Courses
Competitive Scoring Process
Frequently Asked Questions
After successful completion of the Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP at SCC the following outcomes are expected of the graduate:
Professionalism: The graduate will manage accountability and integrity while utilizing legal standards and ethical values that govern professional nursing practice.
Collaboration: The graduate will collaborate care with the patient, significant support systems, and other members of the healthcare team to achieve optimal patient and organizational outcomes.
Clinical Decision Making: The graduate will integrate best current evidence-based practice and clinical judgment to ensure patient, staff, and system safety in a variety of healthcare settings.
Caring: The graduate will create partnerships with the patient as the source of control in providing compassionate care based on respect for the patient’s preferences, values, and needs.
Management of Care: The graduate will structure care based on principles of delegation, supervision, resource management, and information technology for patients in a variety of settings.
SCC nursing faculty members believe there are varying levels of nursing practice that provide unique contributions to meet the health care needs of society. The Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP degree program builds on the practical nurse foundation, guiding the graduate to become a Registered Nurse. The curriculum allows each student to move from one level to the next including advancing to a Bachelor of Science, master's, or doctorate in nursing after graduation if the student desires.
In the nursing classes, the students have both supervised clinical experience and classroom theory. Students study introduction to nursing, medical-surgical nursing including gerontology and pediatrics, prenatal nursing, mental health nursing, and beginning management/leadership concepts. Required clinical rotation hours vary and may include early morning (6:00 AM), evening, and weekend hours one or two days per week.
In addition to the nursing classes, students take courses in biology, algebra, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, general psychology, lifespan psychology, English composition and liberal arts elective courses. Students must complete all required support courses with a 2.5 or better before applying to take the nursing core courses. Once all requirements are met, please contact the Health Sciences counselor in SCC Building 1 to review your transcripts and be advised regarding the competitive scoring process. Completion of required support courses with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above and a minimum 2.5 grade in each course is required. Students are admitted to begin the nursing core courses fall and spring quarters. Students receive an Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP degree upon completion of the six quarters of the program.
Washington States' Board of Nursing, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Washington State Nurses Association
Washington State University College of Nursing
SCC's Career Services
Note: Spokane Community College does not assume any responsibility for the contents of the external and independent sites linked here.
Have a question? Let's hear it.