Education Details

Award type: AAS DTA/MRP
Bellingham Technical College

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Bellingham Technical College
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Program contact
Admissions & Advising
(360) 752-8345
Program description
The DTA/MRP Associate Degree Nursing Program is nationally accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is a concept-based Associate Degree in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Pathway (DTA/MRP). This degree was collaboratively developed by the Washington State community and technical colleges and four-year universities to create a streamlined pathway to the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Graduates of the BTC Nursing Program are eligible to sit for the Registered Nurse National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and can apply for admission to RN-BSN programs at WA State colleges and universities. There is one Nursing Program at BTC which has three program options. The two-year registered nurse associate degree option is an Associate Degree in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Pathway (DTA/MRP) and uses a concept-based curriculum with a full-time option only. Advanced placement students who are Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are admitted into the part-time, evening LPN-RN option and complete the DTA/MRP degree. Academic preparation includes core courses in arts and sciences and those focusing on basic nursing skills and knowledge. Students who graduate from the two-year full-time RN and LPN-RN pathway are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Financial Information
$1,617.75 / 15 credits
Tuition per credit
$126.92 (WA Resident)
Program Information
Length of training
18 Months
Award type
Locations offered
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Public transportation service: Whatcom Transportation Authority

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Offered evenings/weekends
Offered onlinesome courses online
Entrance requirements
Admissions application and assessment testing is required. Contact Admissions at (360) 752-8345 or at for assistance with academic planning.
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