College Credit in High School

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

The required nursing program nursing prerequisites and university general education are integrated into the program curriculum.

In many instances, applicants who have chosen to complete 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 will not be reviewed for admissions. 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 BSN program.

  • Major cellular
  • Microbiology
  • 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 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 academic topics above.