Pre-Nursing Track

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses’ employment outlook will grow 7% from 2019 to 2029. Growth will occur for several reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care, rising rates of chronic conditions, and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boomer population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses’ employment outlook will grow 7% from 2019 to 2029. Growth will occur for several reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care, rising rates of chronic conditions, and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boomer population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

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Locked-In Tuition.

Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire undergraduate degree.

About the Program

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You’ve graduated high school and are ready for nursing school, but first, you need your prerequisites. In our Pre-Nursing Track, you’ll complete the necessary credits required before applying to a nursing program and be well prepared for admission to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at a four-year institution.

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The Pre-Nursing Track is designed to help students complete the necessary prerequisites required to apply to the CCNE-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at ACU. The 68 credit hour track does not result in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Required Hours

68 Hours

Example Coursework

Introductory Chemistry
Introductory Nutrition
Anatomy and Physiology I & II
General Microbiology

Upcoming Start Dates

May 4, 2021
June 29, 2021

Meet the Program Director

Scott Self, Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies, Pre-Nursing Track

Dr. Scott Self is the Assistant Provost for Academic Initiatives and Innovation and program director for the Pre-Nursing Track at ACU Online. He also serves as the program director for the Integrated Studies degree. Most recently, he was assistant professor in the School of Educational Leadership. Prior to that, he held the roles of director of university access programs and university disability compliance officer on ACU’s main campus. He earned his Ph.D. at Texas Tech University in Higher Education Research. His research and passion centers upon issues of college access for historically marginalized populations, and how specific policies or practices in higher education affect those students.

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ACU’s online undergraduate programs are intended for non-traditional students interested in gaining a bachelor’s degree in an online modality.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Be a high school graduate OR matriculate from institutions with an articulation agreement with ACU.
  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts of all previous academic work.

Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).