ACU Nursing Pre-requisite Core Curriculum

Courses Prior to Entering the School of Nursing

Completion of 60 hours with a 3.0 GPA (the courses below comprise these hours) Certified Nursing Assistant CNA (in some states may be PCT)- This can be taken at a community college, nursing home and in some states at a hospital.

Please refer to the Catalog to find minimum grade requirements for courses.

Bible Courses

BIBL 101 BIBL 102 BIBL 211

Science Courses (Must complete 3 out of the 5 before turning in application)

CHEM 113—(Requires a 21 on ACT Math or 550 on SAT Math or take Math 123 ) CHEM 114 or NUTR 120 or NUTR 221
BIOL 291 and 293
BIOL 292 and 294

BIOL 353 and 354

English Courses

ENGL 111
ENGL 112
Sophomore Literature ENGL 221, 222, 231, 232, 262, or 263 (One of these)

CORE Courses

Core 110 Core 210

Social Science

PSYC 232
3 additional hours from the social science list of University Requirements (PSYC 120 or EDUC 211 will not fulfill this requirement)

MATH 123 (requires ACT Math 20 or SAT Math 500 or take math with a workshop) [Must be completed before turning in application]

General Ed 2 hours from anything on the University Requirement pages

Elective 3 hours from anything in the catalog (Medical Terminology recommended)

Physical Education

PEAC 100
PEAC 2 additional hours but must be activity courses

Communication (Speech) COMS 211

Foreign Language or Cultural Awareness –3 hours from University Requirements (Must have 2 years of Foreign Language in High School, otherwise 6 hours are required)


*If you are going to study abroad, be sure to let us know at your first advising.


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