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Required Prerequisite Nursing Courses

BSN Traditional and Second Degree Programs

All course prerequisites or course equivalent must be completed prior to beginning the BSN nursing program. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in each of the prerequisite courses (or course equivalent). Students may take prerequisite courses more than one time, however, only the highest grade from the first 2 attempts will be used for admission screening. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within ten (10) years of application. Any prerequisite courses taken over the 10 year limit will need to be retaken to be eligible for application. Only four (4) prerequisite courses can still be in progress at the time of application. These include the following:

BIO 110*+

Principles of Biology (4 credits)

BIO 245+

Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)

BIO 246+

Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology (3 credits)

BIO 251+

Allied Health Microbiology (4 credits)

CHEM 281*+

Fundamentals of Biochemistry (4 credits)

ENG 123*^^

College Research Paper (3 credits)

FND 250*

Principles of Nutrition (3 credits)

NURS 326

Pathophysiology (3 credits)

PSY 230*^^

Human Growth & Development (3 credits)

STAT 150*^^

Introduction to Statistical Analysis (3 credits)

* Courses also meet LAC requirements
^^ Exempt from 10 year policy
+ Courses must have a lab component to be considered equivalent

Transferology - UNC Transfer Guide

Prerequisite Course Equivalencies (2022-2023)


  • Transcripts must be reviewed for potential course equivalency/substitution by an advisor.