Tacoma Community College Nursing Program Review


Tacoma Community College (TCC), located in Tacoma, Washington offers 46 professional and technical programs accounting, allied health, business, health information management, information technology, office professional, human services professional, logistics, medical office and para educator. Almost 15,000 students are enrolled in Tacoma Community College every year, with 64% being women and 34% being men.

Tacoma Community College has 43% part-time students and 57% full-time students, with some completing academic transfer to a four-year institution, some in workforce training, some in basic skills education and others completing continuing education or enrichment courses for their current profession. Individuals who attend Tacoma Community College transfer to the University of Washington Tacoma, Evergreen State College, the University of Washington Seattle, Central Washington University and many other local Universities.

Associate in Pre-Nursing Degree

The Associate in Pre-Nursing Degree (DTA/MRP Transfer Degree) at Tacoma Community College is the first two years of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. After the pre-nursing degree in completed individuals will be granted an Associate in Pre-Nursing Degree from Tacoma Community College, before they transfer to a baccalaureate program in nursing. Individuals complete this program and then transfer to a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program after they have completed all of the courses, which are prerequisites for a baccalaureate program in nursing. After completing the pre-nursing program at Tacoma Community College, students are not able to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. This examination can only be completed once individuals have completed their Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at an accredited educational institution.

Individuals applying to the pre-nursing program at Tacoma Community College must have completed Math, Chemistry and Biology courses in high school. Applicants to Tacoma Community College are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor once they are accepted into Tacoma Community College.

Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (AAS)

The Associate in Applied Science in Nursing program at Tacoma Community College is for students who are interested in pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse. The graduate is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree and can go on to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses and then begin a career as a Registered Nurse in a variety of healthcare institutions.

Applicants to the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Program must complete all prerequisites and course requirements over a maximum of three years and can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Individuals can apply to the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Program on a full-time Registered Nurse Generic point of entry or a part-time Registered Nurse Generic entry. The full-time RN Generic Option is for students who already have a nursing background and the program is taught over six semesters over a two-year period. This option is ideal for individuals who are working less than 20 hours every week. The part-time Registered Nurse Generic entry option, is intended for individuals who do not have a nursing background, but would rather attend school on a part-time basis. This option offers courses twice per week and students attend lectures in one semester and clinical practicum in the next semester.

This program also offers an AAS Advanced Standing for LPN Plan, which is an entry option for Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to become Registered Nurses.

Contact:
Tacoma Community College
6501 South 19th Street,
Tacoma, WA 98466,
United States
Phone: (253) 566-5000

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