Certificate in Pre-Nursing

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Pre-Nursing (Cert)


This certificate of achievement is designed for the student interested in applying to the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program. This certificate can be obtained prior to application to the nursing program or as a pathway for a student whose application was not previously accepted. While completion of the certificate does not guarantee acceptance into the nursing program, all coursework will apply to the degree. Students wishing to apply to the nursing program upon completion of the certificate must meet with a nursing department advisor to assure all application criteria to the nursing program have been met. this includes passing all nursing degree specific courses (signified by an asterisk*) with at least a 'C' grade or better. The courses required for the certificate are as follows:

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Certificate in Pre-Nursing Curriculum

Fall Credit Hours

Active CNA License  OR

  • ALH 100 Certified Nurse Assistant  And
  • ALH 105 Certified Nurse Assistant Clinical

BMS 110* Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences 4
ENG 110* Writing I 3
MTH 103 Intermediate Algebra
(or MTH 136 Pre-Calculus I: Algebra eligibility determined by placement test)
Fall Total: 17
Spring Credit Hours
ALH 116 Medical Terminology 3
BMS 267* Human Anatomy 4
BMS 268* Human Physiology 4
PSY 121* Introductory Psychology 3
Spring Total: 14
Pre-Nursing (Cert) Credit Hours
Total Hours Required: (Depending on Mathematics placement) 28-31

* Indicates nursing degree specific courses

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