Preparation coursework prior to nursing curriculum
Your path to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree starts by completing 58 or more prerequisite credits. These courses are essential foundation for your nursing curriculum. Some/much of this foundation may already be satisfied if you are applying for:
- Accelerated BSN Program — and thus already have a bachelor's degree in another field.
- RN to BSN Program — and thus are already a registered nurse with an associate degree or diploma in nursing.
BSN Prerequisite Courses
To be completed before starting the BSN nursing curriculum.
|English Composition I and II||6|
|Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Human Growth & Development *||3|
|College Algebra *||3|
|Anatomy & Physiology I and II OR Human Anatomy & Human Physiology *
|Complete one course for each category below:|
|Culture / Race / Ethnicity / Gender||3|
|Family / Human Behavior||3|
|Political Science / Social Organization||3|
|Free Electives||3 to 5|
Grade and Currency Requirements
- To apply, an applicant must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (4.0 scale) for prerequisite courses.
- A minimum grade of C+ is required in each prerequisite course.
- Designated prerequisite courses marked with an asterisk must be completed within 7 years of beginning the program. This policy does not apply to an applicant to the RN to BSN program who has been working in nursing or enrolled in a nursing program for the previous year prior to starting the program. Please read policy for details.
All prerequisite credits must be transferable to the University of Nebraska. Credits from any accredited community college, 4-year college or university — including online and independent study courses — are generally accepted for transfer.
Contact a student services representative.