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Prerequisites for BSN, ABSN and MEPN

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The following are prerequisite requirements for Linfield's degree programs. If you are applying to our online RN to BSN program, find information about the RN to BSN prerequisites here.

Prerequisite course requirements:

You must have all of the following courses complete (with satisfactory grades, see GPA requirements below) or in progress at the time you apply for admission.

  • WR 121 and WR 122 or equivalent college writing (minimum three semester or six quarter credits. Met if a previous bachelor's degree in a non-nursing area has been completed)
  • Take one of the following combinations:
    • One quarter of Biology for Health Professions or cell biology with lab and one chemistry course with lab
    • One semester or two quarters of General or Principles of Biology with lab with an emphasis on cell biology
    • Two semesters or three quarters of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry with lab
  • Full sequence of anatomy and physiology with labs (within seven years)
  • Microbiology with lab (within seven years)
  • Lifespan developmental psychology/human development (must include conception to death)
  • Human nutrition
  • Statistics

Prerequisite course completion requirements

  • Successful completion of prerequisites and the resulting grades in these courses are strong factors in the admission decision. We recommend having no more than one or two prerequisite courses in progress at the time a student applies
  • Anatomy and physiology and microbiology must be completed within seven years of the application due date.

Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in all prerequisite courses.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in prerequisite science courses (biology or chemistry, anatomy and physiology, microbiology).
  • Minimum 2.65 GPA in prerequisite anatomy and physiology courses. Only two attempts for any anatomy/physiology course will be considered in the calculation for all minimum GPA requirements. If you have more than two attempts, we will use the highest grade for the first two attempts. A “W” (withdrawal) grade is considered an attempt under this rule.
  • All GPA requirements are calculated on prerequisite courses completed at the time of application and must be maintained through the completion of all prerequisite coursework.
  • A letter grade of “C” or higher is required. Any coursework graded C- or below, P/NP, or S/U, does not meet prerequisite requirements and will not transfer to Linfield.

Determine your prerequisite completion

Linfield does not offer unofficial transcript evaluations for prelicensure nursing students. You can use our Transfer Course Guides and/or transfer equivalency system (TES) articulation guides to determine if your courses meet Linfield’s nursing prerequisites.

If you would like to check your prerequisites, please use a prerequisite checklist and search for courses in TES. At this time, we are unable to evaluate prerequisite courses not in our database.