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PreNursing at CWU

There are many paths interested students can take to earn their nursing credentials. We recommend that students seek advising early to talk about possible options and create their best plan for success.

The Public Health major at CWU is one such route students can take. Students may major in Public Health and specialize in Pre-Nursing in Public Health.

**Please note that virtually all schools require that students have earned their NAC (Nursing Assistant, Certified) credentials before admission into nursing school.

Prerequisite Courses

To meet the requirements for admission to nursing school, students must usually complete the following courses. All students must double-check prerequisite courses at their top choices of schools for specific requirements as many nursing programs vary. Please see the prerequisites by school link (above) for information on specific prerequisites to BSN programs in the state of Washington.

  • CHEM 111, 112, & 113 with all labs
  • BIOL 305* & 306, Human Anatomy and Physiology (note prerequisites below)
  • BIO 322*, Microbiology (note prerequisites below)
  • MATH 311, Statistics (prerequisite: Math 130), or PSY 362 (no prerequisite)
  • PSY 313, Developmental Psychology (prerequisite: PSY 101)
  • SOC 101, 107, OR 205
  • NUTR 101
  • ENG 101, 102

*BIOL 220 is a prerequisite for this sequence and CHEM 113 is the prerequisite for BIOL 220 --- (Please note that these biology courses are offered on a limited basis)


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