Oct 31, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

Pre-Nursing Transfer to Salish Kootenai College

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The following curriculum prepares students for transfer to the ASN program at Salish Kootenai College (SKC). SKC also has an RN-BSN completion program that allows a student with an ASN to complete a Bachelor’s degree.1

Prerequisites and some of the program requirements may be taken at FVCC. Though courses taken at FVCC will lighten the load, it is still necessary to spend two years at SKC completing the nursing curriculum. Students should check with the SKC catalog on the college website for specific details and deadline dates in the application process.

Nursing programs and core requirements are very specific for each transfer institution. Students should check carefully with their advisor and SKC to make sure that appropriate courses are taken.

Due to the competitive nature of all nursing programs, it is important for students to maintain a high grade point average in their Nursing prerequisite classes. It is also important for students to be aware of additional factors that may give students an extra advantage for placement. For example, at SKC extra preference is given to applicants based on their heritage (i.e. documented Tribal members), current certification as a Certified Nurse Assistant (recommended but not required), and the number and grade point average of general education courses completed at the time of application.

The ASN program at SKC requires a background check prior to the application deadline.

Associate of Science Degree

Suggested course of study for a transfer to Salish Kootenai College:

First Semester Total: 16

Second Semester Total: 18

Second Year

First Semester Total: 13-14

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 16

Total Credits: 63-64

1 Students pursuing both the ASN and BSN at SKC should take M 115 *, STAT 216 * and SOCI 101 .

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or a Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                     Faculty Advisor                        Faculty Advisor                         
Karrie Bolivar Janice Alexander, Ph.D. Lori Elwell, M.A. Adam Wenz, M.S.
LRC 129 RH 107 BC 123-D RH 106
(406) 756-3880 (406) 756-3948 (406) 756-3899 (406) 756-3616
kbolivar@fvcc.edu jalexand@fvcc.edu lelwell@fvcc.edu awenz@fvcc.edu

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students can usually earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for many transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements  for requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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