School of Nursing and Health Studies

College Credit in High School

College Credit in High School

The First Year Entry RN to BSN program is designed for applicants who intend to complete the college level nursing prerequisites as a student in the program; not as part of admissions to the program.

All of the required EvCC Nursing Program nursing prerequisites and university general education are integrated into the program curriculum with a set of progression requirements.

In many instances, applicants who have chosen to complete the college level nursing prerequisites while in high school are in the position to apply directly to a four year or two year RN program.

Applicants who have completed and received a college credit for any of the following college nursing prerequisite coursework and received college credit for it while in high school, will not be reviewed for admissions into this program; rather, they will be directed to apply directly to a Nursing Program at a Community College for later application to our RN to BSN program or to apply directly to traditional university RN program; both of which require completion of the college level  nursing prerequisites as part of admissions into the program (unlike  this program which includes them).

Examples of Receiving College Credit for AP, Running Start or College in the High School

If the applicant's course is on a college transcript with a grade (regardless of the grade), or if an Advanced Placement (AP) score is accepted as equivalent college coursework for any of the following courses, then the applicant is ineligible to apply to the program.

Applicant who have completed any of the following coursework and received a college credit will not be reviewed for admissions.

Repeating the coursework once in the program is not an option. The coursework is completed as part of the program; not as part of admissions. 

  • Major cellular
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II

Applicants who would like to take college coursework while in high school and still apply, should focus on college courses such as college algebra,-calculus or calculus, general physics, introductory biology courses, nutrition, and other general education courses such as introductory psychology and sociology, literature, and interpersonal communication.

It is noteworthy to add that an applicant can be competitive without having completed college coursework by completing courses offered in high school that focus on the aforementioned academics. The admissions committee seeks to admit applicants who intend to complete the nursing prerequisite coursework as an admitted student in the program; not prior.