College Credit in High School
Applicants who have chosen to complete the nursing prerequisites while in high school, are not currently eligible to apply to the First Year Entry Nursing program. The First Year Entry Nursing program is designed for applicants who intend to complete the nursing prerequisites as a student in the program, and the coursework is designed to best prepare students for the rigor of nursing school. The nursing prerequisites (chemistry, cellular biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology) and general education coursework are integrated into the program curriculum.
Applicants who have completed, and received a college credit for, any of the nursing prerequisite coursework listed below will not be reviewed for admissions. 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 BSN program.
Major cellular biology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Applicants who would like to take college coursework while in high school should focus on courses such as college algebra,calculus, general physics, introductory biology courses, nutrition, and other general education courses such as introductory psychology and sociology, literature, and interpersonal communication.
Please note that an applicant can be competitive without having completed college coursework by completing courses offered in high school that focus on the academic topics above.