Aug 07, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Nursing (221-156-02) Career Studies Certificate

Purpose: This career studies certificate program offers foundational courses from the A.A.S. in the Nursing curriculum to prepare students for entry into the Nursing Program. Although completion of this certificate does not guarantee  admission to the program, the career studies certificate provides a curriculum that accurately reflects the intentions and goals of the students enrolled.

Admission Requirements: High school courses needed prior to submission of nursing application include one year each of algebra and chemistry or the equivalent of the high school courses at an accredited college or university. These  courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C.” Students not having the necessary high school courses may fulfill the admission requirements at Thomas Nelson by enrolling in the appropriate courses listed below and receiving a minimum grade of “C” or “P” as appropriate. The following courses meet the admission requirement:

Chemistry: Any of the following: CHM 1 , CHM 101 , or CHM 111 . This requirement will be waived if the student has a documented passing grade in any higher level CHM course.

Algebra: Math Modules 1-5. This requirement will be waived if the student has a documented passing grade in any higher level MTH course.

Nursing Program Prerequisites:

In addition to the high school requirements, the following courses MUST be completed before applying to the Nursing Program.

Total Credits 7

Total Credits 22

Total Minimum Credits 29

1BIO courses used to satisfy degree requirement must be taken within five (5) years of application to the Nursing Program.
2Nursing program promotion policy requires that students complete BIO 141 , BIO 142 , BIO 150  and ENG 111  with a grade of “C” or higher.

For additional information about this program, contact the Health Professions Division office at 757-825-2808 or email

Program Information (HP)

For additional information about this program visit the Health Professions Division web page, stop by room 313 Historic Triangle Campus, phone 757-825-2808 or 757-258-6531, or email