Accelerated BSN Prerequisites

While you may satisfy the admission requirements, you may still need to complete prerequisites before you can start the Accelerated BSN program.

If you have an existing bachelor’s degree, you will only need to complete 6 credits of Religion and the nursing prerequisites; general education prerequisites will be waived.

Prerequisite Course

Credit Hours

BIO 2270 Microbiology 3
BIO 2430 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIO 2440 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIO 3710 Pathophysiology 3
CHM 1610 Intro to Life Chemistry 4
MTH 2350 Probability & Statistics 4
NFS 2220 General Nutrition for the Health Professional 2
NFS 2230 Therapeutic Nutrition for the Health Professional 2
PSY 1010 Intro to Psychology (pre-req to PSY 2450) 3
PSY 2450 Lifespan Development Psychology 4
SOC 1020 Intro to Sociology 3
WRT 1020 College Composition 3
WRT 1020 College Composition II 3
TOTAL 40

Additional required support courses

Com 2120 Interpersonal Communication* 3
HSP 3500 Spiritual & Ethical Considerations Palliative/End of Life Care* 3
MIS 3350 Health Care Informatics (taken in semester 2 in sequence with nursing courses) 3
RST 1450 Survey of Western Religions (take in semester 2 in sequence with nursing courses) 3
RST 3100 Franciscan Values, Social Justice, and Service (taken in semester 4 in sequence with nursing courses) 3
RST 4100 Medical Ethics* 3
 TOTAL 18

*This course may be taken at any time; however, we recommend that it is completed prior to starting the nursing course sequence.

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