All prerequisites and degree required courses must be completed with grades posted before applying to the nursing program. 


Required Science Courses 

Complete the science courses below with a minimum G.P.A of 2.8:

  • *Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (BIOL 250 & 251)
  • Human Anatomy & *Human Physiology (BIOL 260 & 261)
  • and  *Microbiology (BIOL 270)

(see note below for more science course information)

Required General Education Prerequisites

Complete the general education prerequisite courses with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0:

  • Freshman Composition: ENGL 101
  • Statistics: MATH 108 or Psych 105
  • Communication Studies: Communication Studies 100 (Elements of Public Speaking) or Communication Studies 111 (Interpersonal Communication)
  • Introduction to Psychology: PSYCH 100 
  • Social & Behavioral Science: SOC 100 (Introduction to Sociology) or  ANTHRO 102 (Cultural Anthropology) 
  • Arts/Humanities:
  • Ethnic Studies:


Click on the button below for more information on some of the prerequisite courses and to help you decide which may be best for you! 

Prerequisite Tips for Pre-Nursing Students

Science Courses Note:


  • Micro (BIOL 270) has prerequisites of CHEM 101 or CHEM 105
  • CHEM 101 or CHEM 105 is a prerequisite for BIOL 261 and BIOL 270
  • *Physiology (BIOL 261 or the BIOL 250/251 series) and Microbiology (BIOL 270) must be taken within 5 years of application to the nursing program. As of the Spring 2024 application period, we will no longer have a science recency. 
  • A&P I & II series (BIOL 250/251) must be taken at the same regionally accredited college
  • Human Anatomy & Human Physiology series (BIOL 260/261) may be taken at different regionally accredited colleges.
  • Two repeats allowed within the required sciences which includes "W".
  • No ONLINE SCIENCES. Unless, the course was taken during the terms of Spring 2020 through Fall 2021, with previously accepted sciences. (We will no longer take online labs after December 31, 2021). Note: We will accept Hybrid classes if the lab portion of the course is in person. The lecture portion of the course can be online.