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Registered Nursing Program Requirements

Pre-application requirements: Must be completed before March 1st. 

  • A minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or a minimum 2.90 GPA with two-years LPN work experience.
  • Complete one of the three:
    1. Math 0850, 1010, or higher math course passed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better or
    2. ACT score of 23 or higher in math (send HS transcript for proof of this) or
    3. ALEKS PPL Assessment: Students must score 30 or above in the ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment. You can find more information regarding ALEKS PPL Assessment at:

Prerequisite courses:

  • Anatomy, Anatomy lab. . . . . BIOL 2320/2325
  • Physiology, Physiology lab. . . . . BIOL 2420/2425
  • Expository Composition. . . . . ENGL 1010
  • General Psychology. . . . . PSY 1010
  • Elementary Chemistry, Elementary Chemistry lab. . . . . CHEM 1110/1115

Co-requisite courses:

  • Intermediate Research Writing. . . . . ENGL 2010
  • Introduction to Statistics. . . . . Math 1040*

All prerequisite and co-requisite courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C”. If a prerequisite course is not completed by the application deadline, a grade of “C” will be used when figuring the prerequisite GPA. All prerequisites must be completed before the RN program begins in August. Co-requisite courses must be completed by the end of the RN year.

*Associate degrees require a qualitative literacy course i.e. MATH 1030 or higher; however, students transferring to a BSN or higher nursing program may need MATH 1040.

Suggested courses: Highly recommended but not required.

  • Pathophysiology. . . . . BIOL 2650
  • Introductory Microbiology. . . . . BIOL 2060
  • Foundations of Nutrition. . . . . HFST 1020

Points will be given if the co-requisite and suggested courses are completed with a minimum grade of a “B-” by the application deadline.

Nursing GPA: Grades from all nursing-specific courses (as required for a LPN program from an accredited program) will be used to determine the nursing GPA. If any student is enrolled in, but has not completed a required LPN course by the application deadline, a “B-” (2.7) grade will be used to determine the nursing GPA. Students with lower than a B- in one or more nursing course must show at least part-time (24 hrs./week) experience working as an LPN for a minimum of one year to qualify for the RN program.

GE requirements:

  • Humanities
  • Fine Arts
  • American Institution

To earn an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree, which is required to take the NCLEX-RN exam, the above GE requirements must be completed by the end of the RN year. We follow the Snow College grade requirement for the GE courses. Please meet with a Snow College Academic Advisor to make sure all requirements for an ASN degree will be met.