Nursing

Nursing prerequisite courses

Preparation coursework prior to nursing curriculum

Your path to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree starts by completing 58 or more prerequisite credits. These courses are essential foundation for your nursing curriculum.  

BSN prerequisite courses

To be completed before starting the BSN nursing curriculum. 

Summary — BSN prerequisites

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English Composition I and II

6

Introduction to Psychology

3

Introduction to Sociology

3

Human Growth & Development

3

Chemistry

4

College Algebra

3

Statistics

3

Anatomy & Physiology I and II OR

8

Human Anatomy AND

4

Human Physiology

4

Ethics

3

Microbiology

4

Nutrition

3

Choose one course in each gray category below

Humanities

3

Culture / Race / Ethnicity / Gender

3

Family / Human Behavior

3

Political Science / Social Organization

3

Free Electives

3 to 5

Total prerequisites

58

 

Grade and currency requirements

  • All BSN applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for all college coursework, including nursing prerequisite courses.
  • A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each prerequisite course.
  • UNMC policy regarding prerequisite course credits earned more than 10 years prior to application to the BSN program has changed.

Transferring credits

All prerequisite credits must be transferable to the University of Nebraska. Credits from any accredited community college, 4-year college or university — including online and independent study courses — are generally accepted for transfer.