Pre-nursing Coursework

The courses you must complete before you apply

If you are planning to apply to the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program, you must complete nine courses (approximately 29 to 31 credit hours) of pre-nursing coursework before submitting your nursing application.

All pre-nursing coursework must be completed by the end of the spring semester. You must have a GPA of at least 3.0, with a minimum grade of C in all courses, to be eligible for admission.

Required courses

During your freshman year, until you've completed your general education courses, you will be a University College student. Academic advisors in University College will provide you with guidance about the courses you need to take to satisfy requirements for the BSN program.

Meet with an academic advisor to obtain a program planning sheet. This will ensure that you have the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission requirements. Get more information at the University College website or call 317-274-4856.

General education courses (35% of admission score)

Fundamentals of Speech – COMM-R110
Required Human Physiology – BIOL-N217
Required Arts and Humanities and/or Cultural Understanding General Education Course and/or MATH-M110 or MATH-M111 (maximum of 2 courses, 1 General Education course is required)

Required pre-nursing courses (65% of admission score)

English Composition – ENG-W131
Introductory Psychology – PSY-B110
Introductory Sociology – SOC-R100 Anatomy–BIOL N261
Finite Math or Calculus – MATH M118, MATH 16500, MATH 16600, MATH 22100, MATH 22200, MATH 23100, or MATH 23200.