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Prerequisite courses

Below is a list of undergraduate courses that must be completed before starting the Master of Science in Nursing: Entry-Level. Only one prerequisite course may be repeated one time; this includes withdrawals. Eligible applicants must have maintained a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or above in required prerequisite courses (as well as a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or above in all post-secondary coursework).

The following courses must be completed prior to application for admission, and within the past five years, with a grade of C or better:

  • Human Anatomy with lab (4 semester credits)
    Courses in order of preference are: human anatomy (often first half of combined anatomy and physiology sequence), mammalian/vertebrate anatomy, comparative anatomy. These credits must be from an anatomy, biology, zoology, physiology department.
    St. Kate's equivalent: BIOL 2510 or BIOL 3120
  • Human Physiology with lab (4 semester credits)
    Courses in order of preference are: human physiology (often second half of combined anatomy and physiology sequence), mammalian physiology. These credits must be from a biology, zoology or physiology department.
    St. Kate's equivalent: BIOL 2520 or BIOL 3140
  • Statistics (3-4 semester credits)
    Course must be inclusive of descriptive and inferential statistics.
    St. Kate's equivalent: PSYC 2050, MATH 1080, ECON 2250

The following courses must be completed prior to beginning the graduate nursing courses, and within the past ten years, with a grade of C or better:

  • Psychology (6-8 semester credits)
    Courses must include a combination of two of the following: general/introductory psychology, lifespan development, abnormal psychology.
    St. Kate's equivalent: PSYC 1000, PSYC 2025, PSYC 3010
  • Microbiology with lab (3-4 semester credits)
    St. Kate's equivalent: BIOL 2200

To find courses at other colleges and universities that are equivalent to the above undergraduate prerequisites, consult our online course equivalency tool .