online nursing prerequisite course

Online Nursing Prerequisite Courses

Why Take Online Nursing Prerequisite Courses?

GMercyU’s Accelerated BSN Program or Weekend BSN Program offers you a path towards a fulfilling career in nursing. However, if your bachelor’s program lacked a strong science component, or if you graduated a number of years ago, you may be worried that you lack the science background to succeed. Thanks to the laboratory component many of these classes require, you may also be concerned about finding the time to make up the necessary knowledge without disrupting your schedule. 

We have a solution: our convenient health science prerequisite courses. Offered exclusively online with in-home laboratory experiences, these five- to eight-week online nursing prerequisite classes feature intensive instruction led by our nursing instructors. Their guidance will help you catch up on critical scientific principles and understand the application of scientific theory to nursing practice. 

You’ll also gain hands-on experience with home laboratory kits that are included in the cost of your courses. At $350 per credit hour, our nursing degree prerequisites online offer you a flexible, affordable way to begin your nursing education.

Online Nursing Prerequisite Courses

We offer a total of eight nursing school prerequisites online. You can choose to take all of the courses, or pick and choose classes missing from your bachelor’s degree program*. Our admissions counselors can help you determine which class or classes you’ll need. 

Science courses must have included a lab component, which was completed in the classroom or onlne wth a kit.  Virtual Labs are not accepted. 
 

*ABSN and Weekend BSN students: Effective August 1, 2019, the following science courses must have been successfully completed within the past seven years; the other two courses must have been completed in the past 10 years. Any student enrolling prior to this date must have completed their science courses within the past five years.  

  • Nutrition (6-week course)
  • Developmental Psychology (5-week course)
  • Statistics (5-week course)
  • Microbiology (8-week course)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I  (8-week course)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II  (8-week course)
  • Chemistry for the Allied Health Professions (8-week course)


Required courses

NUR 208 Introduction to Professional Nursing 
NUR 209  Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (with clinical practice)
NUR 212 Health Assessment in Nursing (with clinical practice)
NUR 219 Nursing Medication Mathematics
NUR 307 Nursing Care of Adults (with clinical practice)
NUR 313 Contemporary Issues in Professional Nursing
NUR 316 Nursing Care of Clients with Alterations in Behavioral Health (with clinical practice)
NUR 317 Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Families (with clinical experience)
NUR 319 Nursing Care of Adults with Complex Health Care Problems (with clinical practice)
NUR 324 Patho/Pharm Integrated Concepts
NUR 413 The Older Adult
NUR 417 Genomics in Nursing
NUR 419 Synthesis of Learning for Nursing Practice (with clinical practice)
NUR 422 Health and Illness in the Community (with clinical practice)
NUR 423 Global Health and Health Policy
NUR 460 Research/Evidence Based Practice
RS 231 Morality and Contemporary Health Care
NUR 4001 Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing – Capstone
NUR Elective  


Prepare for Nursing School Online at GMercyU

Find the online nursing prerequisite classes you need to qualify for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with GMercyU. Call 844-707-9064 or e-mail accelerate@gmercyu.edu to contact an admissions counselor, or begin your online application now!