I'm not an instructor, but a student, but I thought I would at least share what our ADN program requires for pre-reqs.
They require the following before applying to the program:
1. High school level of Algebra I, C or better.
2. High school level of Chemistry, C or better.
3. High school level of Biology, C or better.
Everything else is what our school calls "co-reqs". In other words, they won't stop you from applying to the program, but our school uses a "point" system and the more co-reqs you complete, the more points you get.
- Anatomy and Physiology I
- Anatomy and Physiology II
* Yup, these are co-reqs...and I think our school needs to change this...a HUGE number of nursing students drop out of the program b/c they get a D in A&P..you must take A&P I in your first semester and A&P II in your second...this is very, very difficult with other nursing classes. If you get a D in A&P in your first semester, you cannot continue in the nursing program.
- English Composition I and II
- Biology I and II (These are pre-reqs in order to take A&P).
- Nursing Math...yes, our school has an entire math class dedicated just for nursing math so it doesn't have to be taught in Pharmacology....all of us LOVE this and unique to our program in the area and is taught my a math instructor that works closely with the nursing faculty.
- Life Span I and II (this is Psychology)
- A humanities elective
is not required but highly recommended.
Our school also uses the TEAS test score for admissions to the nursing program. Our school does not use a waiting list, but if you re-apply, you get 5 points added to your score..thus increasing your chances for acceptance.