Pre-nursing Coursework

Required courses

These courses are required for the BSN program application:

ANAT-A 215 Basic Human Anatomy

This course is required for all students applying to the BSN program. It fulfills the IU Bloomington GenEd Natural and Mathematical Sciences (NM) requirement.

Choose one from:

  • MATH-D 116 and D117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics I and II
  • MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics
  • MATH-M 211 Calculus I
  • MATH-V 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications
  • MATH-V 119 Applied Brief Calculus I
  • MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus

All courses listed here fulfill the IU Bloomington GenEd Mathematical Modeling (MM) requirement.

Choose one from:

  • CMLT-C 110 Writing the World
  • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition
  • ENG-W 170 Introduction to Argumentative Writing (Topic: Projects in Reading and Writing)
  • ENG-W 171 Projects in Digital Literacy

All courses listed here fulfill the IU Bloomington GenEd English Composition (EC) requirement.

Choose one from:

  • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I
  • PSY-P 102 Introductory Psychology II (fulfills IU Bloomington GenEd Social and Historical Studies requirement)
  • PSY-P 155 Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences (fulfills IU Bloomington GenEd Natural & Mathematical Sciences requirement)

PSY-P 101 and PSY-P 155 fulfill the IU Bloomington GenEd Natural and Mathematical Sciences (NM) requirement. 

Choose one from:

  • SOC-S 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC-S 101 Social Problems and Policies
  • SOC-S 230 Society and the Individual

All courses listed here fulfill the IU Bloomington GenEd Social and Historical Studies (SH) requirement.

PHSL-P 215 Basic Human Physiology

This course is required for all students applying to the BSN program. It fulfills the IU Bloomington GenEd Natural and Mathematical Sciences (NM) requirement.

Two courses selected from these IU Bloomington General Education (GenEd) areas are required for the BSN application:

  • Social & Historical Studies (SH): maximum of one course
  • World Languages (WL) or World Cultures (WC): maximum of two courses
  • Arts & Humanities (AH): maximum of two courses

Important notes about required courses

The required science courses must have in-person labs, which includes Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology. 

A course may be repeated for an attempt at a higher grade. The grade on the most recent attempt must be used to calculate the nursing admission GPA. A grade of C or higher must be attained for each course. This includes grades earned in microbiology and all nursing courses.