Students are required to fulfill the Pre-Nursing Core prior to the program start date.
The Pre-Nursing Core can be fulfilled through coursework taken at other universities
or community colleges. For a list of articulated courses at other institutions, we
recommend visiting the Assist Website. Please be aware of the Repeat Rule. Pre-Nursing Core courses for which the student
earns less than a grade of C (2.0) may be repeated only once.
|Pre-Nursing Core Requirement
||CSUSM Course or Approved Equivalent
||Any CSU GE A1 course
||GEW 101 or CSU GE A2 College English
||Any CSU GE A3 course
||Any CSU GE B4 Statistics course
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I
||BIOL 175, including lab
|Human Anatomy & Physiology II
||BIOL 176, including lab
||BIOL 160, including lab
Note: All science courses completed must include labs.
Attention International Applicants: Oral Communication, Written Communication and Critical Thinking must be taken in
the United States.
Pre-Nursing Core Information
- We require a CSU B4 Statistics for the BSN degree. The course must include a pre-requisite
of Intermediate Algebra in the course desciption to be approved for articulation.
- At our University we teach Anatomy and Physiology in a combined sequence. We will
also accept approved Anatomy and Physiology courses and labs taught as separate semester-long
courses. But courses taken in these different sequences cannot be combined.
- The CSU Pre-Nursing Core requires a single Chemistry course (and associated lab if
required at the institution where the course was taken) or approved equivalents. An
Integrated Chemistry course is recomended. Please note: An Introduction to Chemistry
course may not meet the requirement.
- Some students take more than one A1 or A3 courses. In these instances, we will use
the course with the highest grade. Thus, if a student wants to earn a higher Pre-Nursing
Core GPA, they have the option of taking a completely different course and content
than was previously completed for an A1 or A3 course, and we will use the course with
the highest grade. However, if a student completed a MATH B4 Statistics course and
then takes a PSYC B4 Statistics course, we consider this the same content even though
the courses were completed through different academic departments.
- All Core courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better. We do not
accept a grade of C- or below for any separately listed courses to be utilized for
meeting the Pre-Nursing Core.