Prerequisites (Master's Entry to the Profession of Nursing)

In order to be eligible for professional admission, applicants must complete the following prerequisite courses. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. The minimum prerequisite GPA (calculated based on this list) for admission consideration is a 3.0.

Applicants must also provide evidence of an earned or in-progress baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and meet Graduate College admission requirements. Review the Admissions Guide & visit the Graduate College for more information.

College of Nursing Prerequisites include:

One year General Chemistry (2 semesters - 2 lectures and a minimum of 1 lab)
One year Anatomy & Physiology (2 semesters including lectures and laboratories)
One semester Microbiology (lecture only)
One semester Statistics
One semester Human Lifespan Development
One semester Human Nutrition

Descriptions of these courses can be found in the UA Academic Catalog.

Prerequisite Course Evaluation Procedure

In-State Coursework from Public Institutions

For courses taken at a public institution in Arizona (state university or community college), students may view for the Course Equivalency Guide or may download the Nursing Prerequisite Guide, which includes the exact courses that are acceptable for prerequisite transferability.

Out of State Coursework and In-State Private Institutions

Courses taken out-of-state or at private institutions can be self-reviewed using the Evaluating Prerequisites Guide.

Interested in learning more about our entry level nursing programs? Information Sessions and Application Workshops are available and hosted by advisors in the College of Nursing. Students must attend a workshop before requesting an advising appointment.

For more information contact:

Office of Student Support & Community Engagement
Location: College of Nursing, Room 112
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 520-626-3808 or 1-800-288-6158

Accreditation and Affiliations 

The University of Arizona College of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, and affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing  and the Western Institute of Nursing