Nursing Bachelor of Science

Prerequisite Courses

  • General Biology

    Principles of Biology Course Equivalencies

    U of U Course Description:

    Introduces the workings of life from the molecular to the ecosystem level. Topics include genetics, development, ecological interrelationships, evolution, physiology, and behavior. A preparatory course intended for all life and health science students.

    University of Utah BYU BYU Idaho Dixie SLCC Snow
    BIOL 1210 BIO 130 BIO 180 & 181 BIOL 1610 & 1615 BIOL 1610 &1615 BIO 1010 & 1015
    SUU Utah State Utah State East UVU Weber State Westminster
    BIOL 1610 & 1615 BIOL 1010 BIOL 1010 & 1013 BIOL 1010 & 1015 ZOOL 1020 Not Offered

    Please note the following:

    • Must be completed and graded at the time of application
    • Biomedical Core at Weber State does not fulfill the U of U College of Nursing prerequisites
    • May be waived with an AP score of 5
    • Required for all Post-Licensure (RN-BS) applicants beginning with the September 15, 2017 deadline for Spring 2018 start
  • Human Anatomy

    Human Anatomy Course Equivalencies

    U of U Course Description:

    Rigorous, in-depth coverage of structure and function of the human body. Laboratories use prosected human body parts.

    University of Utah BYU BYU Idaho Dixie SLCC Snow
    BIOL 2325 PDBIO 220 BIO 264 & 264L BIOL 2320 & 2325 BIOL 2320 & 2325 BIOL 2320 & 2325
    SUU Utah State Utah State East UVU Weber State Westminster
    BIOL 2320 & 2325 BIOL 2320 BIOL 2320 ZOOL 2320 & 2325 ZOOL 2100 or
    HTHS 1110 & 1111
    BIOL 103

    Please note the following:

    • Must be completed and graded at the time of application
    • Biomedical Core at Weber State does not fulfill the U of U College of Nursing prerequisites
    • Lab required. No virtual/online labs are accepted
    • Must be completed within seven years of starting the program
    • Course must be taught in the English language
  • Human Physiology

    Human Physiology Course Equivalencies

    U of U Course Description:

    Principles of human function.

    University of Utah BYU BYU Idaho Dixie SLCC Snow
    BIOL 2420 PDBIO 305 BIO 265 & 265L BIOL 2420 & 2425 BIOL 2420 & 2425 BIOL 2420 & 2425
    SUU Utah State Utah State East UVU Weber State Westminster
    BIOL 2420 & 2425 BIOL 2420 BIOL 2420 ZOOL 2420 & 2425 ZOOL 2100 or
    HTHS 1110 & 1111
    BIOL 104

    Please note the following:

    • Must be completed and graded at the time of application
    • Biomedical Core at Weber State does not fulfill the U of U College of Nursing prerequisites
    • Must be completed within seven years of starting the program
    • Course must be taught in the English language
  • Elementary Chemistry

    Elementary Chemistry Course Equivalencies

    U of U Course Description:

    Three lectures, one discussion section, and three hour lab per week. The first of a two semester sequence (CHEM 1110 and 1120)  intended as a broad introduction to chemistry primarily for students in nursing and allied health fields. CHEM 1110 consists of an introduction to general chemistry with an emphasis on the language of chemistry and quantitative problem-solving. The semester concludes with topics in introductory organic chemistry. It is recommended that students be familiar with intermediate algebra before taking this course.

    University of Utah BYU BYU Idaho Dixie SLCC Snow

    CHEM 1110 or
    CHEM 1210, 1215, 1220, & 1225

    CHEM 101 or
    CHEM 105, 106, & 107
    CHEM 101 & 101L or
    CHEM 105 & 106
    CHEM 1110 & 1115 CHEM 1110 & 1115 or
    CHEM 1210, 1215, 1220, & 1225
    CHEM 1110 & 1115
    SUU Utah State Utah State East UVU Weber State Westminster
    CHEM 1110 & 1115 CHEM 1110 CHEM 1110 & 1115 CHEM 1110 & 1115 CHEM 1110 CHEM 103

    Please note the following:

    • Must be completed and graded at the time of application
    • Biomedical Core at Weber State does not fulfill the U of U College of Nursing prerequisites
  • Statistics

    Statistics Course Equivalencies

    U of U Course Description:

    The important topics used in making inferences from data will be presented and illustrated. As well as material on descriptive statistics, estimation of the mean, or of the proportion, in one or two populations, simple linear regression, and one-way analysis of variance are covered.

    University of Utah BYU BYU Idaho Dixie SLCC Snow
    MATH 1070 STAT 121 MATH 221A or
    MATH 221B or
    MATH 221C
    STAT 2040 MATH 2040 MATH 2040
    SUU Utah State Utah State East UVU Weber State Westminster
    MATH 1040 STAT 2000 STAT 2000 MATH 2040 MATH 1040 MATH 310

    Please note the following:

    • Must be completed and graded at the time of application
    • May be waived with an AP score of 5
    • Calculus does not fulfill statistics requirement
    • Upper-division statistics courses may be considered. Contact College of Nursing Student Services by email for written approval.
  • Nutrition (with Prevention/Treatment of Chronic Disease)

    Nutrition Intervention Course Equivalencies

    U of U Course Description:

    Nutritional biochemistry and cellular homeostasis are integrated with nutrition intervention in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Designed for students anticipating a career in health care.

    University of Utah BYU BYU Idaho Dixie SLCC Snow
    NUTR 3010 Not Offered NUTR 150 NFS 1020 or
    NFS 2020
    HLTH 1020 or
    HLTH 2020
    HFST 1020
    SUU Utah State Utah State East UVU Weber State Westminster
    NFS 1020 NDFS 1020 NDFS 1020 NUTR 1020 NUTR 2320 or
    NUTR 1020
    NURS 210

    Please note the following:

    • Biomedical Core at Weber State does not fulfill the U of U College of Nursing prerequisites
    • Course must include nutrition intervention in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease - foods and nutrition does not fulfill requirement
  • Human Development: Lifespan

    Human Development: Lifespan Course Equivalencies

    U of U Course Description:

    This course focuses on application of growth and development concepts to health promotion and care giving. Health and care giving are issues to everyday life. The study of Growth and Development can help caregivers to know a person more thoroughly and thereby become better caregivers than assisting individuals without such information guiding their interactions.

    University of Utah BYU BYU Idaho Dixie SLCC Snow
    NURS 2100 PSYCH 220 PSYCH 201 FCS 1500 or
    PSY 1100
    FCS 1500 or
    PSY 1100
    HFST 1500 or
    PSY 1100
    SUU Utah State Utah State East UVU Weber State Westminster
    FLHD 1500 or
    PSY 1100
    FCHD 1500 or
    PSY 1100
    FCHD 1500 or
    PSY 1100
    PSY 1100 CHF 1500 PSYC 203

    Please note the following:

    • Biomedical Core at Weber State does not fulfill the U of U College of Nursing prerequisites
    • Must cover the entire lifespan (from conception to death)
  • Microbiology

    Microbiology Course Equivalencies

    U of U Course Description:

    This is a didactic course in applied clinical or medical microbiology (to include two to three laboratory sessions and lab tutorials) for pharmacy, pre-nursing, and other allied health students. Topics include common disease producing bacteria, virulence factors, normal flora vs pathogens, disease states and antibiotics. An introduction to viruses, fungi, and parasites is also presented.

    University of Utah BYU BYU Idaho Dixie SLCC Snow
    PATH 3100 MMBIO 221 & 222 BIO 221 & 222 BIOL 2060 & 2065 BIOL 2060 & 2065 BIOL 2200 & 2205
    SUU Utah State Utah State East UVU Weber State Westminster
    BIOL 2060 & 2065 BIOL 2060 BIOL 2060 MICR 2060 & 2065 MICR 3305 or
    MICR 1113
    BIOL 111

    Please note the following:

    • Biomedical Core at Weber State does not fulfill the U of U College of Nursing prerequisites
    • General Microbiology may be substituted for Medical Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology

    Pathophysiology Course Equivalencies

    U of U Course Description:

    Introduction to major pathophysiological mechanisms that cause disease or altered body functioning throughout the lifespan. Epidemiology and clinical manifestations integrated throughout.

    University of Utah BYU BYU Idaho Dixie SLCC Snow
    NURS 2270 PDBIO 365 BIO 381 BIOL 4400 NSG 1130 BIOL 2650 & 2655
    SUU Utah State Utah State East UVU Weber State Westminster
    BIOL 2170 BIOL 2520 BIOL 2520 ZOOL 4400 HTHS 2230 & 2231 NURS 280

    Please note the following:

    • Biomedical Core at Weber State does not fulfill the U of U College of Nursing prerequisites

Out-of-State Course Equivalency Reviews

It is the sole responsibility of each applicant to verify that courses taken, but not listed on the prerequisite course equivalency chart, meet the U of U College of Nursing prerequisite course requirements.  Please follow the steps outlined in the Transcript Review Procedure.

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