My RN Program required A&P 1, English, Pysch, and Chemistry. The college required Biology prior to A&P 1 so it was like 18 hours of pre reqs.
Then you get points for completing the support courses, and most people who get in have completed all but maybe one. These included A&P 2, Microbiology, Pharm, Patho, Death and Dying, Dev Psych, Dosage Calculations, Spanish, speech, and an elective. Thats 30 credit hours in support courses, and add pre reqs your up to 48.
I am terrible at math so I had to take three DMAT classes to become tasp exempt, and get into nursing school
so that added another 9 credit hours making my pre nursing school requirments 57.
I start nursing school in on Aug 24, and I have 35 credit hours total left which are all nursing courses, and clinicals. I am entering a fast paced program that goes Fall/spring/summer/fall and we finish in 16 months. Most other programs around here go Fall/Spring and Fall/Spring so it take them 24 months.
There are several programs in our area and this is pretty much the way all of them are with a few differences here and there.
There is an LVN progam which requires 4 pre reqs I believe, and is a year in length once you actually start the program. I have been hearing more and more that a lot of states are phasing our LVN's so I am not sure if you want to consider that option.