Overview

Prepare for a four-year Nursing program by completing Shoreline's Pre-Nursing Pre-Major.

Nurses provide direct patient care in a variety of settings. With a broad knowledge of health, wellness and human disease, nurses are trained to care for people, families and communities. Nurses help manage illness and injuries, alleviate suffering, shape health care policy and educate communities in the promotion of good health and prevention of disease.

Part of Shoreline’s General Transfer program, this Major-Related Program includes specific courses to fulfill the requirements of the Associate of Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) and leads to a specialized degree.

Completion Award
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program
Length of Study
90 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
2019-2020
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

This program option is designed to support Shoreline’s general education outcomes: 

  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning:  Students will demonstrate college-level skills and knowledge in applying the principles of mathematics and logic. 
  • Communication Skills:  Students will read, write, speak in, and listen to college-level English. Effective communication incorporates awareness of the social nature of communication and the effects of ethnicity, age, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and ability on sending and receiving oral, non-verbal, and written messages. 
  • Multicultural Understanding:  Students will demonstrate understanding of issues related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture and the role these issues play in the distribution of power and privilege in the United States. 
  • Information Literacy:  Students will access, use, and evaluate information in a variety of formats, keeping in mind social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding information access in today’s society. 
  • General Intellectual Abilities:  Students will think critically within a discipline, identify connections and relationships among disciplines, and use an integrated approach to analyze new situations. 
  • Global Awareness:  Students will demonstrate understanding and awareness of issues related to, and consequences of, the growing global interdependence of diverse societies by integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines. Students will describe how social, cultural, political, and economic values and norms interact.

Careers & Opportunities

Nurses develop the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of health care settings and related fields. With strong critical thinking, problem solving and technical skills, nurses provide direct patient care, manage health care facilities, conduct research, teach, promote wellness and provide leadership in the health care field. Potential employers include: Hospitals, health care clinics, physician's office, public and private schools, colleges and universities, in-home health care, hospice, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

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This option is open to everyone. There are no eligibility requirements to start this program.

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