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Pre-Nursing Requirements

Requirements

After completion of high school or obtaining a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, nine specific prerequisite college courses must be completed from a Regionally Accredited College or University (National Accreditation is not accepted without approval) before beginning training at Covenant School of Nursing.

These prerequisite courses include:

  • English (2 freshman English courses or English 1301 plus either 1 speech communications course or 1 beginning Spanish course)
  • Chemistry with lab
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab (2 semesters)*
  • Microbiology with lab
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development (Lifespan)
  • US History up to 1876
  • American Government
  • Elective (3 hours non remedial)
  • Nutrition

*Select courses must be completed within ten years of enrolling at Covenant School of Nursing.

All courses must be from a regionally accredited college or university to transfer into our program, and a minimum grade of "C" in each of the prerequisite courses is required. To qualify to apply you must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in the prerequisite courses (we only count the prerequisites for your GPA). The Nursing Careers Counselor is available by appointment to applicants for academic guidance and consultation during the pre-nursing phase of completing these required courses. CLEP credit is accepted in English I, English II, Spanish, Introduction to Psychology Human Growth and Development, History, Government, and Electives only. Pre-nursing students attending classes full time should expect to complete the prerequisite courses in one year (Fall, Spring, and Summer Classes).

To view a copy of the prerequisite chart including specific course numbers that transfer from area colleges and universities click here.

For information regarding application, resume and letters of recommendation go the Application Process Tab. For details about our Entrance Exam please choose the "Entrance Exam" tab.

Contact Information

Lupe Sudano
Admission Officer
Covenant School of Nursing
2002 West Loop 289 Suite 120
Lubbock, Texas 79407-1704
806-725-8902
Email: guadalupe.reyessudano@stjoe.org