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School of Nursing

Traditional RN Program

Are you ready to start the process to becoming a nurse? Yes? This page will get you all the information to start your future with Covenant School of Nursing.

While looking at options for the right nursing school for you, you have to be considerate of what you need before you apply.

What are Covenant School of Nursing's Prerequisites?

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

Prerequisite courses must be from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum grade of "C". Only three prerequisites can be in progress during each application cycle. To qualify to apply, you must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in the required prerequisite courses. The most recent prerequisite grade will be used to calculate the prerequisite GPA. CLEP credit is accepted in English I, English II, Chemistry, and Human Growth and Development only and has to be provided on the official transcript. Dual Credit, AP, or CLEP is accepted for the applicable courses if the grade meets school requirements. Please make sure that all Dual Credit, AP or CLEP credit is provided on the official transcript. If you have questions in regards to a prerequisite course that you have taken please contact our office. The Admissions and Recruitment offices are available by appointment to applicants for academic guidance during the pre-nursing phase of completing these required courses.

You will find SOME LOCAL COLLEGES/ UNIVERSITIES prerequisite courses on the Courses Chart page.

You will only need eight prerequisite courses:

  • English I

  • English II

  • Human Growth and Development

  • Nutrition

  • Chemistry

  • *Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab)*

  • *Human Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab)*

  • Microbiology (with lab)

*Please note:The only two classes that have a time stamp of ten years are A&P I and A&P II*

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please contact Kirsten Smith at kirsten.smith@stjoe.org or Tracy Herrera at herreratn1@covhs.org.


STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE.

The following specification are required for the device to be compatible with the Learning Management System, ExamSoft, and HESI Resources

.•PC: Operating System: 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Windows 10.(Alternate versions of Windows 10, such as Windows RT and Windows 10 S,are NOT supported at this time). Only genuine, U.S.-English versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported.oCPU: 2.0 ghz Intel i3 processor or higheroWindows: Chrome (latest version) and/or Firefox (latest version)

•Mac:OS X 10.13 (High Sierra), OS X 10.14 (Mojave), macOS Catalina (10.15). Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported.oCPU: Intel processoroMac: Safari 11 (or latest version)

•RAM: 4GB or higher

•Hard Drive: 1GB or hgher available space

•Microsoft Office 2010 or higher (Office 365 recommended)

•Adobe Reader

•Adobe Flash enabled

•JavaScript enabled

•ExamSoft does not support Tabletdevices other than Surface Pro.

  • Surface laptops that come with non-detachable keyboards are permitted.

  • Non-Pro Surface devices are not supported for ANY institution.

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