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Students must be accepted into a primary curriculum while they pursue the pre-nursing program. Because the number of applicants to nursing schools greatly exceeds the number of openings, satisfactory completion of the pre-nursing courses does not assure acceptance by any nursing school. To help with the many challenges associated with gaining admission to nursing schools, there is an advisement program headed by the Health Professions Advisement Coordinator.

Students in this area should familiarize themselves with the requirements of those schools to which they intend to apply. While the student may choose any Liberal Arts major field, the following courses, which are minimum requirements for admission to most nursing schools, should be included: one year of chemistry, one year of human anatomy and physiology, general biology, microbiology, nutrition, composition, psychology, sociology, philosophy, mathematics, and elective courses selected by advisement.

Pre-nursing Concentration Requirements

BIOL 180, 181, 203, 205, 206

19 s.h.

CHEM 111, and 112 or 226

8 s.h.

COMP 100, and 200 or a literature course

6 s.h.

MATH 105

3 s.h.

NUTR 142

3 s.h.

PHIL 102 or 103

3 s.h.

PSYC 100, 240

6 s.h.

SOCL 100

3 s.h.

Study within the primary major as required including elective courses selected by advisement.

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