Transfer to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. 


The role of the nurse is more important than ever, as communities are currently in an era of provider shortages. In fact, nurses make up the largest health care profession in the United States. They work in a variety of settings, which includes clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities, and community settings.

TCC offers courses that cover the first two years of a typical four-year college nursing program (college-level courses). This Pre-Nursing transfer degree is intended for students who want to take science and general education classes at Tacoma Community College to prepare to transfer to a four year school to begin their nursing classes and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Students completing this track are not eligible to take National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nursing until they complete their BSN program. Students wishing to become a registered nurse directly after completing their associate degree should talk with an advisor about an Associate of Arts in Nursing (DTA/MRP).

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Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing Degree

If a 4-year nursing degree is your goal, TCC offers a pre-nursing college transfer program. A graduate who has completed the Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing Degree may articulate into a bachelor's degree program at a 4-year institution.



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