Pre-Nursing for Entry into ADN Program

Pre-Nursing for Entry into ADN Program

About the Pre-Nursing for Entry into ADN Program Pathway 

An associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) will give you a solid career foundation in the healthcare field. Popular among registered nurses (RNs), the ADN provides opportunities to work in entry-level nursing positions.

Students typically need to complete 45 credits before they can apply for admission to an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. This pathway has been designed for students who wish to complete their prerequisite coursework for Seattle Colleges’ Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) RN program. This pathway should also work for other ADN programs in the area; please meet with an advisor to confirm.  

In this pathway, you’ll complete your general education prerequisite course requirements in areas such as biology, chemistry, math, English and psychology. The pathway also includes required co-requisite course work associated with Seattle Colleges’ ADN program.

Upon completion of this course work, students will have an opportunity to apply for admission into Seattle Colleges’ ADN program with their first four quarters of schooling complete.  Please attend a mandatory nursing information session to learn more about other admission requirements needed for entry into the Seattle Colleges’ ADN program.

Associate Transfer Degrees

Associate Transfer Degrees: Two-year transfer degrees let you take your freshman and sophomore classes at Seattle Colleges for a fraction of the cost, and then transfer to a four-year university with the skills and confidence to succeed. Be sure to work with a transfer advisor at Seattle Colleges and the four-year institution you plan to attend.

Depending on your program pathway, you can earn either an Associate of Arts (AA-DTA), Associate in Business (AB-DTA), or Associate of Science (AS), Track 1 or Track 2. Learn more.

Program Pathway Map

Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer.  Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway.  Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.  

View Program Pathway Map

Career Opportunities

  • Registered Nurse
  • Outpatient Care Nurse
  • Personal Care Nurse
  • Physician’s Office Nurse
  • Nursing Care Facility Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • General Medical and Surgical Nurse
  • Hospice Nurse

A bachelor’s degree or higher degree may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

Length of Program

60 credits = 4 quarters if you take 15 credits* each term.

*Students who take 15 credits each quarter earn their degree faster, saving them time and money. Additionally, full-time students often qualify for more financial aid and earn more money over their lifetime because they complete their schooling faster. Meet with an advisor to build your education plan!  

Which Quarter Can I Begin?

Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer.

Class Times/Delivery Modes?

Most courses are offered M-TH, M/W, or T/TH during the daytime (between 8-1:30 p.m.) on-campus, online, or in hybrid (part on-campus, part online) format. We also offer some evening courses twice-a-week and science courses may include afternoon labs (between 1-4 p.m.). For the most recent class times, visit the online class schedule.

Approximate Costs Each Quarter

Tuition………………………………………………………….........………….............…………....$1550

Books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees………………………….…………..........$200

Tuition based on WA resident rates. Rates for international students and non-residents may vary.

Did you know that the average student at South spends three hours applying for financial aid and gets more than $4000 per year? 

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit South’s Financial Aid Department for details.

Where can I go if I have questions about this program pathway? 

(206) 934-5387 ⋆ AdvisorSouth@SeattleColleges.edu ⋆ RSB 11