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Prerequisites

All prerequisites and degree required courses must be completed with grades posted at time of application to the program. 

  • Freshman Composition: ENGL 101, with a grade of C or higher.
     
  • Intermediate Algebra: MATH 095 or higher, with a grade of C or higher.
     
  • Science Courses - complete each course below with a grade of C or higher and a minimum G.P.A of 2.75 in the four courses below:
     
    General Psychology
    PSYCH 100
    Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
         or Human Anatomy & Human Physiology
    BIOL 250 & 251
    BIOL 260 & 261
    Microbiology BIOL 270

    Note:

    • Micro (BIOL 270) has prerequisites of BIOL 250 or BIOL 260 or BIOL 261 and CHEM 101

    • CHEM 101 is a prerequisite for BIOL 250 (starting fall 2012), BIOL 261, and BIOL 270
    • Physiology (BIOL 261 or BIOL 250/251) and Microbiology (BIOL 270) must be taken within 5 years of application to the nursing program.

    • A&P I & II series (BIOL 250/251) must be taken at the same college

    • Human Anatomy & Human Physiology series (BIOL 260/261) may be taken at different colleges.

  • Cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher in all remaining general education prerequisites including: English 101, Math 095, Sociology 100 or Anthropology 102, Communication Studies 100 or 111 and 2 degree applicable humanities.
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher (in all college coursework)
  • HESI Exam must be completed
    • Beginning Fall 2014-  HESI by Invitation Only

      Effective fall 2014, Students applying to the nursing program are no longer required to take the HESI Exam prior to their application to the nursing program.  Students will instead submit their complete application to the nursing department in between the dates of August 1st and September 15th. 

      Upon receipt of the applications, the nursing department will screen all applications submitted after the September 15th deadline and will then invite eligible students to take the HESI Exam.  A letter will be mailed to students who are selected inclusive of details regarding HESI registration, location and submission deadline. 

Required General Education Prerequisites

Courses below must be completed prior to application to RN Program. These courses are required to be eligible to take the state licensing exam. 

  • Cummunication Studies: Cummunication Studies 100 (Elements of Public Speaking) or Cummunication Studies 111 (Interpersonal Communication) with a grade of C or higher. 
  • Social/Behavioral Science: SOC 100 (Introduction to Sociology) or  ANTHRO 102 (Cultural Anthropology) with a grade of C or higher.
  • Humanity #1
  • Humanity #2
    • Humanities are selected from Category III of the SBVC Graduation Requirements.  Humanities must be representative of 2 different disciplines and only 1 applied humanity course is accepted.