RN-BSN Program - Prerequisite Course Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
Download the RN-BSN Prerequisite Checklist (.pdf).
If you have questions regarding prerequisites or your application's status, please contact the Office of Student Records and Registrar, at (601) 984-1085.
|Natural Science & Mathematics - A minimum of eight courses (27 semester hours)|
Microbiology - (4 semester hours) One course with a laboratory.
Human Anatomy and Physiology - (8 semester hours) - Two courses in sequence with labs, which include the study of structure and function of the human body.
College Algebra or higher level math - (3 semester hours)
Statistics - (3 semester hours) - Includes an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, including measures of central tendency, variability, correlation, t tests, z tests, ANOVA, chi-square, hypothesis testing, p levels and confidence intervals.
Math/Natural Science Electives (9 semester hours)
|Psychosocial Sciences - A minimum of six courses (18 semester hours)|
General Psychology - (3 semester hours)
Introductory Sociology - (3 semester hours)
Human Growth and Development (3 semester hours) - In a senior college, Developmental Psychology, to include development from infancy through old age. In a junior college, Human Growth and Development, to include development from infancy through old age.
Suggested Courses for Electives - (9 semester hours):
|Abnormal Psychology||Economics||History||Social Problems|
|Humanities & Fine Arts -A minimum of six courses (18 semester hours)|
English Composition I - (3 semester hours)
English Composition II - (3 semester hours)
Speech - (3 semester hours)
Suggested Courses for Electives (9 hours in either humanities or fine arts elective):
|Drama||History||Music||Survey of Religion|
None of the required courses listed, described or recommended above may be met by the following: courses in physical training, military science or dogmatic religion; course credit granted without college level testing.
Note: All prerequisite courses must be completed at an accredited college or university, including four-year institutions and community colleges.
If you have questions regarding prerequisites, please call the Office of Student Records and Registrar, at (601) 984-1085.