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Associate Degree in Nursing

DTA/MRP (Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program)

A Student-Centered Progression

A pre-licensure Associate Degree in Nursing gives you a great start on the path to career advancement in the high-demand, high-wage world of nursing . You can get your BSN in just one more year as a full-time student… and after that, how far you choose to take your education is up to you.

The new degree requires changes to the nursing pre-requisites, which increases the credits needed for graduation from 122 to 135. This change offers several advantages for the student, with the primary goal of a streamlined pathway to completing a bachelors in nursing.

Because you complete the first three years of a four-year degree at a community college, the DTA/MRP degree allows you to spend significantly less money on your BSN.

The DTA/MRP also makes it easy to transfer to several local colleges.

 

 

General Degree Option

The Associate in Nursing Degree (DTA/MRP) nursing program is designed for students who want to complete their prerequisites and nursing training at the community college level. After finishing prerequisites and our two year program, graduates are eligible to:

  • test to earn the Registered Nurse credential, and
  • transfer to a university to complete the last 45 credits towards a Bachelors in Science in Nursing (BSN).  

Nursing Program Packet 

DTA/MRP Advising Worksheet 

 

LPN to RN (Advanced Standing) Option

The Associate in Nursing Degree (DTA/MRP) LPN to RN Bridge nursing program is designed for students who are currently LPNs and want to complete their prerequisites and nursing training at the community college level.  After finishing prerequisites and our one year program, graduates are eligible to:

  • test to earn the Registered Nurse credential, and
  • transfer to a university to complete the last 45 credits towards a Bachelors in Science in Nursing (BSN).  

 LPN to RN Nursing Program Packet

DTA/MRP LPN Advising Worksheet 

Accreditation

The Associates in Nursing Program at Tacoma Community College at the Tacoma campus in Tacoma, Washington is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associates in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

 

Student Resources

      • Nursing Student Handbook
      • College Catalog
      • Access Services - Access Services provides reasonable accommodations and support services for students with disabilities 
      • Testing Accommodations -

        Students using testing accommodations must also schedule their tests with the Certification and Testing Center (not Access Services). This should be done with as much advance notice as possible. This process is explained in greater detail during the student’s intake appointment. The instructor will then receive an email from the Testing Center asking for the test to be sent to them. The instructor will complete the form “Instructions for Use of Access Services Accommodated Testing” and return it to the Testing Center with the test. When the test is complete it will be sent to the instructor for grading. 

        Note: All students are responsible for all requirements of each specific course in the nursing program and accommodation for special needs does not guarantee that the same accommodation will be made for the student when taking the NCLEX exam for licensure.

        A temporary disability will be handled in the same way as a permanent one. A written release from a primary care provider may be required to clear the student to perform all tasks.

Licensing Information

BOARD OF NURSING PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS (Updated October 2020)
In accordance with U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the Nursing Program at TCC has reviewed RN licensing requirements from the following states to determine whether a TCC nursing graduate would be eligible for RN licensure in that states. Most states reviewed had published information available and it was possible to determine this with some certainty that a TCC nursing graduate could receive a RN license. However, there were states reviewed that had verbiage to the effect of “curriculum must be substantially equivalent” to the nursing curriculum qualifications in that state and that this determination would be made by that state’s Board of Nursing upon review of the applicant’s credentials. These states are noted under the column labeled “Unable to Determine that the Curriculum Meets the State Educational Requirements for RN Licensure.”

Meets RN Licensing Requirements
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Idaho
Illinois
Iowa
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota 
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Utah
U.S. Virgin Islands
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Does Not Meet RN Licensing Requirements
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unable to Determine that the Curriculum Meets the State Educational Requirements for RN Licensure
Hawaii
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Mississippi
New York
North Dakota
Northern Marietta Island
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
America Samoa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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