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Pre-nursing programs prepare people to attend advanced nursing programs.

Pre-nursing programs teach students about a variety of topics.

Pre-nursing programs include courses such as:


Many community colleges offer associate degree programs in pre-nursing. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Some colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degrees in pre-nursing. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

See schools that offer this program.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This undergraduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Many pre-nursing programs prepare you for work as a nurse's aide or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Majoring in pre-nursing does not guarantee admission to nursing school.

Some programs offer part-time or night study options.


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