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Pre-Nursing Advising

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Students who are interested in pursuing Pre-Nursing should indicate Pre-Nursing as their area of interest on the Declaration of Major form.  Entering PNUR as your Declared Major will allow Pre-Nursing to be officially listed as your subplan in myUMBC.  Declared students will then be assigned an advisor from our office. All students must meet with their advisor before Fall and Spring registration. Students who are also pursuing a major at UMBC should first plan to meet with their major advisor, and then consult their Pre-Nursing advisor. Students who are part of the UMSON/UMBC Partnership Pathways must meet with Ms. Kelly Simer.  Interested Pre-Nursing students may make an appointment with Ms. Simer at https://kellysimer.youcanbook.me or for quick questions she holds virtual office hours every Monday from 12-2pm https://umbc.webex.com/meet/kstrai2

We have provided a list of common prerequisites necessary for admission to nursing schools. It is important to note that this list is not inclusive of all nursing schools. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate with schools you are interested in attending and determine what/if any additional requirements are needed.  A printable version of this list can be found below.

Please note that this list refers to common courses required for the BSN degree programs.  Those courses in bold correspond to pre-reqs commonly required for those students pursuing Entry to Practice MSN or second degree BSN programs.

Requirement UMBC Course/Title Credits Semester Offered Preferred Sequence
Biology
BIOL 101 Concepts of Biology 3 Summer, Fall, Winter Fall, 1st Year
BIOL 233 Nutrition 3 Summer, Fall Fall, 2nd Year
BIOL 251 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 Summer, Fall, Spring Fall, 2nd Year
BIOL 251L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1 Summer, Fall, Spring Fall, 2nd Year
BIOL 252 Anatomy & Physiology II 3 Summer, Fall, Spring Spring, 2nd Year
BIOL 252L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1 Summer, Fall, Spring Spring, 2nd Year
BIOL 273 Microbiology 3 Summer, Spring Spring, 1st Year
BIOL 273L Microbiology Lab 2 Summer, Spring Spring, 1st Year
Chemistry
CHEM 123 Intro to General Organic and Biochemistry I 4 Summer, Fall Fall, 1st Year
CHEM 124 Intro to General Organic and Biochemistry II 3 Summer, Spring Spring, 1st Year
CHEM 124L Intro to General Organic and Biochemistry II Lab 2 Summer, Spring Spring, 1st Year
Mathematics & Statistics
MATH 104 Quantitative Literacy OR

MATH 106 Algebra and Elementary Functions

3 Summer, Fall, Spring Fall, 1st Year
STAT 121 Intro to Statistics for the Social Sciences 4 Summer, Fall, Spring Any Semester
English
ENGL 100 Composition 3 Summer, Fall, Spring 1st Year Preferred
ENGL 200 Level English Writing or Literature Course Elective 3 Varies Any Semester
Social Sciences
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 4 Summer, Fall, Spring 1st Year Preferred
PSYC 306 Lifespan of Human Development 3 Summer, Fall, Spring Spring, 1st or 2nd Year
SOCY 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 Summer, Fall, Spring Any Semester
SS *** Social Science Elective 3 Varies Any Semester
Arts & Humanities AH *** Arts & Humanities Electives- No Studio Courses 9 Varies Any Semester

Printable Pre-Nursing Requirements

Students who are planning to major in STEM related programs may be required to take higher levels of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics as part of their major.  Students should consult with individual nursing programs to determine of those courses will satisfy prerequisites for nursing school as well.

 

Additional Electives to Consider