Associate in Pre-Nursing (DTA/MRP)

This degree is applicable for students planning to transfer to an upper division Bachelor of Science, Nursing (Entry to-practice/basic BSN pathway).

Students should contact their potential transfer institutions regarding the requirement for overall minimum GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses such as math or English. Registered nurses perform health assessment, plan care, and intervene to assist persons in the prevention of illness, the promotion, restoration, or maintenance of health, and in end-of-life care for persons who are dying.

Registered nurses work in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing homes, community and home health agencies, schools, and offices. A license is required to practice professional nursing. Applicants for licensure in Washington State must be graduates of a school of nursing approved by the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, an agency of the Department of Health.

More Information on the Nursing Program at GHC

Degree Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate critical thinking
  • Demonstrate information literacy
  • Demonstrate quantitative literacy
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility
  • Demonstrate social responsibility
  • Demonstrate preparation for upper division study

Schools Accepting the Pre-Nursing DTA/MRP

Public Four-Year/Research

  • University of Washington-Seattle
  • Washington State University

Independent/Private Four-Year

  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Walla Walla University

Some institutions have specific additional requirements. Check with your advisor to be sure you are choosing the right courses for your pathway.


Students apply to the nursing program and compete with other applicants for a slot in the program on the basis of a point system. Each of the prerequisite requirements must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” prior to consideration for selection.

Courses (109.5 Credits Minimum)

Communications Skills (10 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
ENGL&101 English Composition I 5.0
ENGL&102 English Composition II or 5.0
ENGL&235 Technical Writing 5.0

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 Credits)

UW Seattle and Seattle University require 10 credits in quantitative/symbolic reasoning with the additional class in college algebra or precalculus (at UW Seattle, a class in Logic also serves for the additional class).

Course Course Title Credits
MATH&146 Introduction to Statistics 5.0

Natural Sciences (25 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
BIOL&160 General Biology w/lab 5.0
BIOL&260 Microbiology w/lab 5.0
BIOL&241 Human Anatomy/Physiology I 5.0
BIOL&242 Human Anatomy/Physiology II 5.0
CHEM&121 Introduction to Chemistry w/Lab 5.0
CHEM&131 Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry w/Lab 5.0
NUTR&101 Human Nutrition 5.0

Required Electives

Up to 10 additional quarter credits of which a maximum of 5 credits may be in college-level courses as defined by the community college, and the remainder shall be fully transferable as defined by the receiving institution.

Please consult with your advisor on courses available in this area.

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This page is intended to summarize the requirements for degrees and certificates at Grays Harbor College. For complete requirements, please see the Academic Catalog.