Pre-Nursing

Offered by Health Science Programs

The following two-year UNK Pre-Nursing Program is broadly designed to meet the College of Nursing requirements for the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Other requirements for admission include completion of 58 credit hours of pre-nursing pre-requisites with a grade of "C+" or better. Admission to the UNMC nursing program is competitive and based on scholastic record and personal recommendations. Students accepted to the program may complete the two-year nursing curriculum on the UNK campus in the Health Science Education Complex. The students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from UNMC. For more information on the BSN degree from UNMC, see UNMC College of Nursing, Kearney Division. Students applying to nursing schools other than the UNMC College of Nursing should consult with their advisor and check with those schools for specific course and admission requirements.

Pre-Nursing Requirements
MATH requirement
Select 3 credit hours of College Algebra or higher Math3
BIOL 225Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 226Anatomy and Physiology4
ENG 101Introduction of Academic Writing3
ENG 102Academic Writing and Research3
PSY 203General Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
FSID 150Lifespan Development and the Family3
or PSY 230 Human Development
Select 4 credit hours of the following:4
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry
General Chemistry Laboratory
Microbiology
BIOL 211Human Microbiology4
Nutrition
FSID 110Introduction to Nutrition3
Statistics
Select 1 of the following:3
Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences
Elementary Statistics
BioStatistics
Business Statistics
Ethics
Select 1 of the following:3
Introduction to Ethics
Bioethics
Human Service Ethics and Experience
Cultural, Race, Ethnicity or Gender
Select one of the following suggested courses: 13
Human Geography
American History
American History
Global Cultures and Diversity
Anthropology
Humanities
Select one of the following suggested courses: 13
ENG Literature
Art Structure
Art Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Introduction to the Theatre
Family and Human Behavior
Select one of the following suggested courses: 13
Human Sexual Behavior
Infant Development
Marriage and Family Relationships
Sociology of Family
Political Science and Social Organization
Select one of the following suggested courses: 13
Personal Money Management
Introduction to American Politics
Democracy as a Political Idea
Free Electives
Maximum of 12 credit hours can be P/NP, CLEP.3
Total Credit Hours58
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See Nursing Advisor for additional course selections.

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