Nursing Program Curriculum 

DTA/MRP  

About

The Associate in Nursing Degree (DTA/MRP) is a three-year program designed for students who complete their prerequisites and nursing training at the community college level. If they choose, they may then transfer to a University to complete the last 45 credits to earn a Bachelors in Science in Nursing (BSN). Upon completion of the DTA/MRP, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nursing. Learn more

Nursing Pathways

 

Full-Time Option 

Associate of Nursing Degree (DTA/MRP)

This is a good option for those students who work less than 20 hours per week. Entry into the full-time program occurs in fall, winter and spring quarters. The full-time degree takes three years to complete, and students may complete one more full-time year at a four-year college to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

LPN to RN Option 

Associate of Nursing Degree (DTA/MRP)

Licensed Practical Nurses desiring to become Registered Nurses may apply for advanced standing in the program once a year with a Winter quarter start. The LPN to RN courses are taught in a four-quarter sequence graduating in Fall.

Pre-Nursing Transfer Degree 

Associate of Pre-Nursing

A graduate who has completed the DTA/MRP in Pre-Nursing may articulate into a bachelor's degree program at a 4-year institution. Learn more.

TCC Health Careers

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Nursing Degree (DTA/MRP), students will:

  1. Provide patient-centered care for diverse groups in the community across the lifespan in a manner that is holistic, caring, and demonstrates advocacy.
  2. Demonstrate professionalism in the following ways:
    1. Demonstrate skill in organization, prioritization, collaboration, delegation, and supervision
    2. Function ethically and legally within the standards and competencies of local, state, and national regulatory agencies and professional organizations
    3. Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning
    4. Demonstrate humility by participation in evaluation, self care, and self reflection
    5. Utilize quality improvement processes including responsible use of resources.
  3. Demonstrate competency in core nursing principles by being able to:
    1. Be prepared to pass NCLEX and be employable as an entry level generalist RN
    2. Apply strong critical thinking and clinical judgment skills, using evidence-based practice to make clinical decisions
    3. Efficiently use nursing process for care delivery
    4. Demonstrate basic competency in nursing skills
    5. Apply safety principles and national safety standards
    6. Effectively use healthcare related information and technology.
  4. Communicate effectively with individuals and groups in a respectful, professional manner, using both verbal and written formats.

Associate of Nursing Degree (DTA/MRP)

Courses required to complete the Associate of Nursing Degree 

Requirements
Degree Program
Career Options

Associate of Nursing Degree (DTA/MRP) 

Before applying to the Nursing program, make sure you have satisfactorily completed the program prerequisites

Courses

This course sequence is taught over six quarters, excluding summers.  

Level One

   

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

NURS 101

Health & Illness Concept 1

2

NURS 115

Skills and Assessment Lab I

2

NURS 153

Pharmacology I

1

NURS 181

Professional Concepts I

1

NURS 191

Clinical I

3

SOCSC 204

Psychosocial Issues in Health Care I

3

  Total Credits 12
     
 Level 2    

NURS 102

Health and Illness Concepts II

5

NURS 116

Skills and Assessment Lab II

3

NURS 154

Pharmacology II

1

NURS 192

Clinical II

3

 

Total Credits

12

     
 Level 3    

NURS 103

Health & Illness Concepts III

3

NURS 124

Clinical Simulation III

2

NURS 155

Pharmacology III

1

NURS 193

Clinical III

3

PHIL 201

Ethics & Policy in Health Care I

3

 

Total Credits

12

 Level 4    

NURS 201

Health and Illness Concepts IV

4

NURS 226

Clinical Simulation IV

2

NURS 256

Pharmacology IV

1

NURS 294

Clinical IV

3

SOCSC 205

Psychosocial Issues in Health Care II

2

   Total Credits 12 
     
Level 5    

NURS 202

Health and Illness Concepts V

4

NURS 227

Clinical Simulation V

2

NURS 257

Pharmacology V

1

NURS 295

Clinical V

3

PHIL 202

Ethics and Policy in Health Care II

2

   Total Credits  12
     
Level 6    

NURS 234

Transition to Practice: Seminar

1

NURS 228

Clinical Simulation VI

1

NURS 244

Preparation for RN Licensure Exam

1

NURS 286

Professional Concepts VI

1

NURS 296

Transition to Practice: Clinical

6

NUTR 251

Nutrition in Health Care II

2

   Total Credits

12

 

 

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