Associate Degree in
Associate in Nursing, Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP)
USD 10,830 / per year *
Earliest start date
* including housing and additional fees, international students can expect to pay around $19,575 per year
The Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission approves the nursing program, and the program is accredited by National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation. Students who complete the two-year associate degree program are eligible to take national board exams for registered nurses. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in applied and social sciences and an understanding of the fundamentals of patient care in a variety of settings. Throughout the program, students integrate experience caring for patients in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community agencies. Successful completion of this program leads to an Associate in Nursing, Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP). Students with this degree need only to complete senior-level courses at select universities in the state of Washington to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Courses transfer as defined by the Associate in Nursing, Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP) agreement. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year program should review the university’s requirements for senior-year standing in the Bachelor of Science in the nursing program.
The Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA, The Watergate, 2600 Virginia Ave, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037).
Important Note: Individuals who would like to study nursing at Peninsula College must complete non-nursing academic requirements and prerequisite courses prior to entering the program or be in the final quarter of their completion. Prospective students must apply to the program.
Only 10 credits of Humanities may be completed after application and prior to the second year of the nursing program. Nursing courses may be started only in the fall quarter and only after making an application to, and being accepted into, the nursing program. Application to the nursing program can be made only during the spring quarter prior to enrolling in nursing courses.
- Students in the nursing program have the advantage of a low faculty-to-student ratio.
- The Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP also facilitates entering senior-level BSN courses.
- Graduates of this program experience high placement success both locally and throughout the state of Washington.
- Graduates of this program consistently score higher than the national average on the NCLEX licensure exam.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- General Psychology
Potential positions include hospital or nursing home staff nurse, clinic nurse, and home health nurse. With additional training and education, potential positions include critical care nurse, obstetrical nurse, pediatric nurse, emergency department nurse, or operating room nurse. Obtaining advanced academic degrees may lead to positions in administration, education, and advanced practice positions such as nurse practitioner. The demand for nurses should remain strong over the next decade.