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High School Prerequisites (collegiate course work can be used to complete high school deficencies):

  1. 4 years of High School English
  2. 1 year of Biology
  3. 1 year of Chemistry
  4. 1 year of Physics
  5. 4th level proficiency (four years) of the same world language, or 2nd level proficiency (two years) of two different world languages
  6. Minimum of Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry
  7. 3 years of Social Studies

College Prerequisites (all require a grade of "C" or higher):

  1. Natural Science Prerequisites  To be considered for admission, a maximum of two natural sciences can be incomplete as of June 1.(All must be completed within ten years of starting the nursing major)
    • General Chemistry I CHEM:1070 (004:007)*
    • General Chemistry II CHEM:1080 (004:008)*
    • Intro to Animal Biology BIOL:1141 (002:002)*
    • Principles of Human Anatomy ACB:2110 (060:110)*
    • Fundamentals of Human Physiology HHP:1300 (027:050)*
    • Nursing Microbiology MICR:3164 (061:164) or MICR:3190 (061:190)*
    • Nutrition & Health HHP:2310 (027:040) *
    • Physics (if not completed in high school)
  2. Social Science Prerequisites To be considered for admission, a maximum of two social sciences can be incomplete as of June 1.  (All must be completed before starting the nursing major)
    • Elementary Psychology PSY:1001 (031:001)
    • Human Development & Behavior NURS:1030 (096:030)
    • Sociology (General Education Requirement) SOC:1010 (034:001) or Social Problems SOC:1020 (034:002)
  3. General Education Prerequisites (All must be completed before starting the nursing major)
    • Literary, Visual and Performing Arts (General Education Requirement) (3 s.h.)
    • International and Global Issues (General Education Requirement) (3 s.h.)
    • Values, Society and Diversity (General Education Requirement) (3 s.h.)
  4. Additional Prerequisites (All must be completed before starting the nursing major)
    • Rhetoric (General Education Requirement) RHET:1030 (010:003)
    • Math for Biological Sciences MATH:1440 (22M:015)
    • Health Care Finance NURS:3110 (096:110)
  5. World Language (Must be completed before starting the nursing major)

Transfer Courses:
If you choose to take courses at another institution, please access our transfer equivalency data base at the following website:  http://isis5.uiowa.edu/isis/courses/transfer/sisearch.page (follow directions at the bottom of the page)