Pre-nursing is a way to ease the load of nursing classes by taking the program in three years as opposed to two years.  Completion of pre-nursing courses allows the student to accumulate points used to rank the student for admission into his/her PN or RN year.  Completion of anatomy & physiology II and microbiology enhances the likelihood of early RN admission.  Pre-nursing is recommended for students who are unaccustomed to a full college load, and/or have heavy family responsibilities or work commitments. 

The pre-nursing courses may be taken prior to official program acceptance to the nursing program.  If this option is used, the remaining courses are taken after acceptance into the nursing program. 

Courses that may be taken as a pre-nursing student include:

Courses LPN students need:
Course # Course Name  Credits
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
BIO 151 Nutrition 3

BIO 162

BIO 168
BIO 173

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology or

Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab and
Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab

3
or
4
4

PNN 208 Pharmacology Basics (optional) 3

 

Courses RN students need:
Course # Course Name  Credits
BIO 186 Microbiology (w/lab) 4
BIO 163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (w/lab)
or have completed BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab and
BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab
4

Students enrolled full-time as arts and science pre-nursing majors will take SDV 108 The College Experience.

The following courses may not be taken online:  BIO 163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (w/lab), BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab, BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab, and BIO 186 Microbiology (w/lab).