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RN Program

The School of Nursing offers a program leading to a diploma in nursing and eligibility to apply to write the state licensure examination for registered nurses. Licensure in the state is dependent on successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The nursing program consists of sixty-four weeks of nursing courses offered in the School of Nursing. These courses are planned and structured to assist the student in the acquisition of theoretical knowledge for the application of principles to nursing practice. Clinical assignments are correlated with theory to facilitate learning.

Covenant School of Nursing Prerequisites

After completion of high school or obtaining a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, eight specific prerequisite college courses must be completed.Prerequisite courses must be from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum grade of "C". 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 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 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.

Some of the area COLLEGES/ UNIVERSITIES prerequisite course numbers are on the Courses Chart page.

Required prerequisite courses:

  • English I

  • English II

  • Human Growth and Development

  • Nutrition

  • Chemistry (with lab)

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

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

  • Microbiology (with lab)

*Please note: A&P I and A&P II* must have been completed within the last ten years.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please contact the recruiter at kirsten.smith@stjoe.org or the admissions officer at herreratn1@covhs.org.


Required Electronic Device

Students are required to have a personal electronic device. The following specifications 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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