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Nursing Pre-Requisites and Additional Graduation Requirements 


Program Policy

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative and prerequisite GPA, a 75% on the TEAS, and all Pre-Requisites completed to be eligible to apply to the Nursing Program

Prerequisite Coursework

Prerequisite course list

Prerequisite Courses

GE Requirement


Oral Communication (COMM 3, 7, or 8) A1 3
Written Communication (ENGL 5B or 10) A2 3
 Critical Thinking (Any Critical Thinking Class Accepted) A3 3
Statistics  (MATH 11 or PH 92 preferred) B4 3
Introductory General Chemistry  (CHEM 3A) B1 & B3 4
Introductory Microbiology  (BIOL 20N) B2 4
Anatomy & Physiology I  (BIOL 67A)*   4
Anatomy & Physiology II  (BIOL 67B)*              4

*Human Anatomy and Human Physiology courses taken at the Community Colleges will be accepted. Please contact the Advising and Career Development Center for more information, 559.278.5027.


Prerequisite Course Repetition Policy

  • (See Nursing Admissions Course Policies)


Nursing Additional Major Requirement Coursework

These courses must be completed with a "C" or higher and should be taken no later than the second semester of the Nursing program.

Major requirements

Nursing Additional Major Requirement

GE Requirement


CHild Development  (CFS 38)  E 3
Moral Questions or Contemporary Conflicts of Morals (Phil 20 or 120) C2 or IC 3
 Introduction to Psychology (PSYCH 10) D3 3
Nutrition and Health: Realities and Controversies (NUTR 53) E 3



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