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: (Effective Fall 2023 application Spring 2024 Entry)

  • *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 ed. prerequisite courses with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0:(Effective Fall 2023 application Spring 2024 Entry)

  • 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 100 or equivalent
  • Social/Behavioral Science: SOC 100 (Introduction to Sociology) or  ANTHRO 102 (Cultural Anthropology) 
  • Humanity #1
  • Humanity #2
    • Humanities are selected from SBVC GE Category III. Humanities must be representative of 2 different disciplines and only 1 applied humanity course is accepted.
  • Ethnic Studies is a graduation requirement (Choose one Ethnic Studies course from SBVC GE Category VI). This will be required effective Spring 2024 application period to apply to the program.


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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.