All prerequisites and degree required courses must be completed with grades posted before applying to the nursing 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 or
    BIOL 260 & 261
    Microbiology BIOL 270


    • 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, 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)

Required General Education Prerequisites

These courses are required to be eligible to take the state licensing exam. 

  • Communication Studies: Communication Studies 100 (Elements of Public Speaking) or Communication 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.