Accelerated BSN Prerequisites

Before you may enroll in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) track at the University of the Incarnate Word, you not only need a non-nursing bachelor’s degree; you must also complete a series of prerequisite courses. These courses are available to you here at UIW.

While not included in our accelerated nursing curriculum, prerequisites are an important component of your education, providing you with the foundational knowledge you will need in your nursing studies. Prerequisite courses also allow you to refamiliarize yourself with student life ahead of your ABSN enrollment. Additionally, successful completion of these courses is a good indicator of your readiness to pursue study in the health sciences.

UIW nursing student in red scrubs and backpack

In addition to meeting the admissions requirements for University of the Incarnate Word’s Accelerated BSN track, you must have obtained a GPA of 3.0 in the following prerequisite courses.

Keep in mind that the number of courses you will need to take depends on your previous degree and when you took them. Because these courses are science-based, applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree tend to meet more of the prerequisite requirements than applicants with a Bachelor of Arts.

When you talk to an admissions counselor, he or she will help you determine which, if any, you need to take.

Prerequisite CoursesCredit Hours
BIOL 2321 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab4
BIOL 2322 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab4
BIOL 2474 Introduction to Microbiology and Lab4
CHEM 1320 Biological Chemistry for Health Professions3
CHEM 1120 Biological Chemistry for Health Professions Lab1
MATH 2303 Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
NUTR 2341 Introduction to Nutrition3
PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 2356 Lifespan Development3
Total Credits: 28

Transfer of Credits

Depending on the nature of your previous degree, you may have already satisfied some of these prerequisite requirements. Your admissions counselor can tell you if you have any past credits that are transferable.

To find out more about the ABSN prerequisite courses UIW requires, give us a call or fill out the form to have an admissions counselor contact you.

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