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Accelerated BSN Program Prerequisite Courses and General Education Requirements

The 33-credit requirement in nursing prerequisites provides students with a foundation for professional nursing requirements and graduate study.

Appropriate credits may be transferred, earned at Thomas Edison State University or earned through an additional variety of ways.

The course descriptions below are provided to help you choose a course that meets the BSNA program requirements. All Thomas Edison State University courses listed below meet these program requirements. Learn more about the Thomas Edison State University transfer credit policy.

Please note: Credits transferred from accredited institutions or institutions with TESU affiliation agreements may or may not meet BSN program prerequisites. A determination of course equivalency will be made after all transcripts have been submitted to

Nursing Prerequisites Credits
Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab* 4
Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab* 4
Microbiology with Lab* 4
Chemistry* 3
Nutrition* 3
Statistics* 3
Ethics** 3
Introduction to Psychology** 3
Introduction to Sociology** 3
Developmental Psychology (Across the Lifespan)** 3
Total Credits 33

*These courses must have grades of C (73) or higher.
**These courses must have passing grades.

All prerequisite courses must be completed by the Application Deadline:

  • May Cohorts: February 1st
  • September Cohorts: June 1st