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Associate in Arts


This Associate in Arts degree with Pre-Nursing emphasis is designed for students who intend to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a baccalaureate institution. The educational plan provides courses identified by both public and private colleges and universities to prepare students for further study in the field of nursing. Admission to all nursing programs in Washington State is highly competitive. Completing this program of study will prepare students to transfer with junior standing to most four-year colleges and universities in Washington State but does NOT guarantee admission to the Nursing program. Students are urged to consult an advisor and refer to the admissions requirements for individual baccalaureate institutions for specific requirements and admissions criteria.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed in the Centralia College catalog.

Fall Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats (M) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, First Year

BIOL& 100 Survey of Biology (S) OR
BIOL& 170 Human Biology (S) 5
CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry (S) 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, First Year

CHEM& 131 Intro to Organic/Biochemistry (S) 5
ENGL& 102 Composition I (C) 5
PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology (SS) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

HUM 110 Ethics and Cultural Values (H)(D) 5
NUTR& 101 Nutrition (S) 5
BIOL& 241 Human A & P 1 (S) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology (SS) 5
SPEE 110 Prin of Speech Communication (H) 5
BIOL& 242 Human A & P 2 (S) 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 260 Microbiology (S) 5
BIOL 243 Adv Topics Human A & P (S) 5
  Elective 5
  Total Credits 15

It is strongly recommended that students confer with an advisor at their potential transfer baccalaureate institution to determine the courses that best support or may be prerequisites for their BSN program.

BIOL 243, although not required, is strongly recommended.

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

Updated 2014