Allied Health-Pre Nursing - Associate Degree Program Manager

This associate degree program is designed for students who seek to be strong candidates for acceptance into the competitive Practical Nursing program. The curriculum is a flexible program enabling students to acquire the skills required to prepare for a successful nursing career. Courses in this program are taught by highly experienced instructors as well as the nursing faculty who provide specific instruction and guidance for the direct preparation for joining the nursing profession.

To improve one’s chances of being accepted into the Practical Nursing program, candidates must complete at least the first term in this program. Candidates for the nursing program who have fulfilled the admissions requirements elsewhere are not required to take the first term of this program, provided that they have submitted documentation that they have met the required TEAS threshold scores and they have satisfied the other requirements. The first term in the program will be available in January, April, July and October of every year. Subsequent courses in the program will also be offered each scheduled term.



Successful completion of this program or specific terms in this program does not guarantee acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.

Curriculum Summary



Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG108 English Composition3
BIO105 General Biology3
BIO106 General Biology Lab1
AHT175 Preparing for a Nursing Career2

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
MTH130 Mathematics for Health Care Professionals3

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
PSY109 Human Growth and Development3
MTH207 Statistics3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
CHM105 General Chemistry3
CHM106 General Chemistry Lab1
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BIO135 Anatomy and Physiology I4
Elective3
HCM107 Introduction to Health Care Management3

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BIO136 Anatomy and Physiology II4
Elective3
BUS116 Introduction to Human Resources3

Term 7 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
HCM219 Health Care Law and Ethics3
MOT115 Healthcare in a Trans Cultural Environment3

Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG108 English Composition3
BIO105 General Biology3
BIO106 General Biology Lab1
AHT175 Preparing for a Nursing Career2

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
MTH130 Mathematics for Health Care Professionals3

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
PSY109 Human Growth and Development3
MTH207 Statistics3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
CHM105 General Chemistry3
CHM106 General Chemistry Lab1
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BIO135 Anatomy and Physiology I4
Elective3
HCM107 Introduction to Health Care Management3

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BIO136 Anatomy and Physiology II4
Elective3
BUS116 Introduction to Human Resources3

Term 7 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
HCM219 Health Care Law and Ethics3
MOT115 Healthcare in a Trans Cultural Environment3

Program Objectives

Objectives of the A.S. Allied Health – Pre-Nursing Program 

  • Prepare students to earn the minimum benchmark score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) required for admission to the Practical Nursing program through the strengthening skills of in mathematics, reading comprehension and science.
  • Demonstrate test-taking skills by practicing on actual TEAS examinations taken previously and simulations.
  • Strengthen reading comprehension, specifically for understanding and comprehending nursing textbooks using critical thinking techniques.
  • Complete the non-academic requirements for acceptance into the Practical Nursing program including, but not limited to, criminal background checks, drug clearance, child abuse clearance, documentation from a health care provider of up to date immunizations and/or titers, and a medical examination by a licensed health care provider.
Allied Health
Pre Nursing

Associate in Science (A.S.)
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