Associate in Science

Liberal Arts (Nursing Transfer)


Contact Information 

Deb Smith, department chair
Mayme Green Allied Health Center 213E

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton
Online: Some Classes

The Nursing transfer curriculum plan at NDSCS includes the freshman and sophomore core courses in English, math, physical sciences, social sciences, humanities, and physical education. All colleges and universities require these core courses for students seeking a bachelor’s degree. An Associate in Science degree is awarded upon completion of the program. This program provides articulation to four-year bachelors of nursing programs. 

Nurses are employed in a rapidly changing environment. More than one million women and men are currently employed as registered nurses, and the number is growing. The nursing professional may work in a variety of settings. Almost two-thirds of all professional nurses work in hospitals, while another third work in a variety of community health agencies. Opportunities also exist in private duty, education and industry.

  • Hospital nurses form the largest group of nurses. Most are staff nurses who provide bedside nursing care and carry out medical regimens.
  • Office nurses assist the physicians in private practice, clinics, surgery centers, emergency medical centers and health maintenance organizations (HMOs).
  • Home health nurses provide periodic services, prescribed by a physician, to patients at home.
  • Long term care nurses manage nursing care for residents with conditions ranging from fractures to Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Public health nurses work in government, private agencies, clinics, schools, retirement communities, and other community settings.

Students entering the Nursing transfer curriculum plan, who do not have the proper prerequisites, may need additional preparatory classes. 

This plan meets the Liberal Arts Program Purposes listed in the NDSCS Catalog.

Admission Requirements

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent.


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Science degree in Liberal Arts.

Required Courses

Course Code
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*A placement test may be required if you have not met the English (ENGL 110) or Math (MATH 103 or higher) requirements.

*BIOL 213 not required by all nursing programs

**NDSU Transferees contact your advisor about CHEM courses. 

This curriculum meets the North Dakota University System general education requirements as indicated in the NDSCS Catalog under the heading: NDUS General Education Transfer Agreement.

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