Nursing Prerequisites – The First Step Towards Becoming a Nurse

Nursing prerequisites are the course requirements you’ll need to enroll in a nursing school program. In all cases, you’ll need a high-school diploma in order to become a nurse.

Most programs, whether you’re pursuing a Registered Nurse (RN) degree, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certification, or a BachelorsĀ  will select the students based on the GPA of the pre-req courses among other requirements such as a nursing pre-entrance exam. So making the best grades you can in these courses will help your chances of gaining entry. Speak to an advisor at the college you hope to attend and they can help answer all your questions.

For nursing prerequisites, some of the courses you’ll need will depend on the particular nursing program that you are applying to, however there are some general guidelines. To begin with, you want to make sure you’re taking all of your general education courses. This also allows you to focus on your nursing coursework once you are in the nursing program. Some other general requirements would be a human development course (usually under psychology), an introductory or general chemistry class, nutrition, sociology, and algebra.

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