Nursing DTA/MRP Curriculum 

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

The TCC nursing program is in the process of revising our admission criteria for the RN program to be implemented for the Spring 2024 admissions cycle. More information will be available on this website by Summer 2023.  Thank you for your patience and interest in the nursing program.


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.

Note: TCC offers a Pre-Nursing transfer degree, which is different from the DTA/MRP degree. Learn more about the Associate of Pre-Nursing transfer degree option.

DTA/MRP Schedule Options



General Degree 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 (Advanced Standing) 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.

Associate of Nursing Degree (DTA/MRP)

Courses required to complete the Associate of Nursing Degree

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.