The undergraduate Pre-Nursing Program at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences is designed for students who wish to apply to NSU's Entry-Level Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, and complete the program’s admission prerequisite courses at the university. These prerequisite courses are offered by NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and are held on NSU's main campus. Pre-nursing students must abide by the policies of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. Any scholarship specific to students at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will terminate once the student is admitted into the College of Nursing's B.S.N. program.
The Pre-Nursing Program is offered on NSU’s main campus.
The following are the 2013-2014 prerequisites courses for admission to NSU's B.S.N. program. Successful completion of these prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission to the B.S.N. program. Additional requirements, beyond course prerequisites, are needed for B.S.N. applicants to be eligible for admission. Admission prerequisites are subject to change at any time. Students must contact NSU's College of Nursing for the applicable B.S.N. program admission requirements.
Written Communication (3 credits)
COMP 1500 College Writing
Statistics (3 credits)
MATH 2020 Applied Statistics
MATH 2020H Applied Statistics Honors
(MATH 3020, if taken prior to fall 2012)
Chemistry (3-4 credits)
CHEM 1100 Fundamentals of Chemistry*
CHEM 1300 General Chemistry I/Lab*
OR CHEM 1300H General Chemistry I/Lab Honors*
Anatomy and Physiology Labs (8 credits)
BIOL 3312 Human Anatomy and Physiology/Lab* AND BIOL 1400 Introductory Cell Biology*
BIOL 3320 Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab* AND BIOL 3330 Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab*
Microbiology (3-4 credits)
BIOL 2400 Applied Microbiology* OR BIOL 3400 Microbiology/Lab*
Nutrition (3 credits)
BIOL 2350 Human Nutrition
Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
PSYC 2350 Life-Span Human Development
Psychology (3 credits)
Any PSYC course (except PSYC 2350 Life-Span Human Development)
Sociology (3 credits)
Any SOCL/ANTH course
Humanities (3 credits)
Any ARTS, HIST, HUMN, LITR, PHIL, or foreign language course
General Education Elective (3 credits)
Any COMP, MATH, PSYC, SOCL, ARTS, HIST, HUMN, LITR, PHIL, or foreign language course
* Minimum combined 3.0 GPA required
An overall GPA and science GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required for admission consideration. The science GPA is calculated from the grades received on prerequisite science courses (marked with an asterisk *).
Applicants must complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher.
Applicants with a grade of C- or below in the required natural/physical sciences courses (marked with an asterisk *) will not be considered for admission.
Applicants who have a pattern of withdrawals (“W”) on their transcripts may not be considered for admission.
For more information on B.S.N. admission requirements and prerequisites, refer to the Admissions Procedures and Requirements section and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing portion of the General Education Program section of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog.
Dual Admission Option
Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.
Dual Admission programs relevant to the pre-nursing program include