Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing Program

If you’re interested in our ABSN track but don’t have enough credits to apply, you should consider enrolling in our Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing program. Featuring a 100% online format, this associate degree option provides a smooth and successful transition into an accelerated nursing education.

Depending on the number of transferable credits and the pace in which you finish the Pre-Nursing courses, you can earn your pre-nursing degree online in as few as eight months.

Online Pre-Nursing Curriculum

Comprised of 62 credit hours, the Pre-Nursing curriculum features General Education courses that teach you the requisite writing, reading, and critical questioning skills necessary for any profession. The degree also includes courses in science, math, and psychology, which are the prerequisites for admission into our accelerated BSN.

These courses are available in an eight week, online format and you are not required to take a minimum number of credits per term.

General Education Courses


Freshman Foundation15
WR 121 (English Composition)3
HUM 152 (How the West Came to Be)3
ESS 260 (Health and Fitness for Life with Lab)2
MTH 123 (College Algebra)*3
CHM 101 (Chemistry for Life with Lab)*3
LDR 198 (Concordia Commitment – not available online)1
Spiritual Foundation​6
REL 211 (History and Literature of Old Testament) OR  REL 221(History and Literature of New Testament)3
REL 401-N (Faith for Life)3
Intercultural Experiences5
HUM 351-N (Challenges of Global Diversity)3
REL 371 (World Religions)2
Studies in Arts & Sciences9
PSY 201 (Principles of Psychology)3
CHM 102 (Principles of Organic and Biochemistry with Lab) *3
WR 308 (Advanced Research Writing)3
Elective (upper or lower division)3


Pre-Nursing Courses


BIO 211 OR BIO 211-N (Gen Bio I with lab) *4
MTH 231 (Statistics) *3
BIO 284 (Microbiology with Lab) *3
BIO 364 (A & P I with Lab) *4
BIO 365 (A & P II with Lab) *4
PSY 321 (Human Growth and Development)3
ESS  462  (Nutrition) *3

Pre-Nursing Program Completion

By the time you complete our Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing program, you will be prepared to take on the rigors of nursing school. Earning your pre-nursing degree online may also grant you a priority interview when applying to our ABSN track. Your completion of the Pre-Nursing program, however, does not guarantee acceptance into our ABSN.

Have we piqued your interest? Learn more about our online Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing program today!

Traditional Option for High School Grads

If you are just out of high school, our traditional Pre-Nursing program may be more your speed. Contact an enrollment specialist for the full details.

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