ABSN Prerequisites and General Education Requirements

If you have a non-nursing college education, you can begin the ABSN program admissions process. To be eligible to apply, however, you must satisfy the ABSN prerequisites and general education requirements.

ABSN Prerequisite Courses

You need a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 in the below prerequisites to be eligible for our ABSN program. If you’ve already taken some of these courses, you must have done so within the past seven years for your credits to be eligible for transfer. 

ABSN prerequisite courses lay the foundation for your success in nursing school, while also being key to nursing career preparedness. You can complete the prerequisites online through Grand Canyon University. The cost is $425 per credit hour plus lab fees.

CourseTitleCredit Hours
CHM 101Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry3
CHM 101LIntroduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry Lab  1
BIO 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIO 202LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab1
BIO 205Microbiology3
BIO 205LMicrobiology Lab1
BIO 319Applied Nutrition  4
BIO 322Applied Pathophysiology  4
PSY 357 Lifespan Development  4

General Education Courses

Given your past college experience, you’ve probably completed most, if not all, of these general education courses. But if you haven’t, don’t worry. You can complete any of these courses online through our university. The cost is $425 per credit hour.

Course TitleCredit Hours
English Composition I4
English Composition II4
College Mathematics4
Probability and Statistics4
General Psychology4
Principles of Sociology4
Christian Worldview4
Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1
University Success**4

**Traditional campus students who have transferred in a minimum of 24 college level credits and have a 3.0 transfer GPA or higher can waive the University Success course.

Contact us to learn more about our ABSN prerequisites and general education requirements.

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