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BSNA Prerequisite Courses FAQs

Yes, you can take prerequisite courses at TESU. Make sure to contact our Program Advisor at nursing@tesu.edu before doing so.

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Before taking any courses, make sure to contact our Program Advisor at nursing@tesu.edu. There are no time limits on prerequisite courses. All prerequisite course and general education requirement credits must be completed prior to acceptance into the program.

Prerequisite Course Required Credits Required Grade Test for Credit?
Anatomy and Physiology 1 with Lab 4 C (73) or better No
Anatomy and Physiology 2 with Lab 4 C (73) or better No
Microbiology with Lab 4 C (73) or better No
Chemistry 3 C (73) or better No
Nutrition 3 C (73) or better No
Statistics 3 C (73) or better No
Ethics 3 Passing Yes
Introduction to Sociology 3 Passing Yes
Introduction to Psychology 3 Passing Yes
Developmental Psychology (Across the Lifespan) 3 Passing Yes

 

General Education Requirements
Intellectual and Practical Skills 15 credits total
  • Written Communication (6)
  • Oral Communication (3)
  • Quantitative Literacy (3)
  • Information Literacy (3)
Civic and Global Learning 9 credits total
  • Diversity (3)
  • Ethics (3)
  • Civic Engagement (3)
Knowledge of Human Cultures 9 credits total
Understanding the Physical and Natural World 9 credits total
Mathematics 3 credits total
General Eduction Electives 3 credits total
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  • Statistics: HPS-200 (Statistics for the Health Professional)
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1 (with Lab): BIO-211
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2 (with Lab): BIO-212
  • Microbiology (with Lab): BIO-251 (Introduction to Microbiology)
  • Chemistry: CHE-111 (General Chemistry I), or CHE-112 (General Chemistry II)
  • Nutrition: BIO-208 (The Science of Nutrition)
  • Ethics: PHI-286 (Contemporary Ethics) or PHI-384 (Ethics and the Business Professional) or ETH-230 (Ethics in a Digital Age)
  • Introduction to Sociology: SOC-101 (Introduction to Sociology)
  • Introduction to Psychology: PSY-101 (Introduction to Psychology)
  • Developmental Psychology/Lifespan: PSY-211 (Developmental Psychology)
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Yes, except for any science course or statistics (these must be taken as classes and have grades from regionally accredited institutions).

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Credit Type/Course TECEP Exam DSST Exam CLEP Exam
Ethics   Ethics in America  
Developmental Psychology     Human Growth and Development
Introduction to Psychology     Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Sociology   Introduction to Sociology
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