Nursing Bachelor of Science

Prerequisite Courses

  • Principles of Biology

    U of U Course - BIOL 1210 Principles of Biology (4 credits)

    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.

    Required course topics

    • Basic chemistry as it relates to the building blocks of life, cell function, physiology and environment
    • DNA structure and function; genes, proteins and the genetic basis for disease; DNA and evolution
    • Cell structure and function
    • Principles and Applications in cloning, stem cell research, genetic engineering
    • Cellular basis of reproduction and inheritance/mitosis and meiosis; genetics
    • Natural selection/evolution, speciation
    • Photosynthesis, respiration, fermentation
    • Ecological issues: biodiversity, food chains, biomagnification, invasive species, climate change

     

    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
    • If a separate lab is offered, it is required
    • May be waived with an AP score of 5
  • Human Anatomy

    U of U Course - BIOL 2325 Human Anatomy (4 credits)

    Description:

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

    Required course topics

    • Histology
    • Musculoskeletal System
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Urinary System
    • Respiratory System
    • Digestive System
    • Nervous System
    • Reproductive System
    • Anatomy of the Head and Neck (Neck and Head Muscles, Eye, Ear, Cranial Nerves)
    • Anatomy of the Thorax
    • Anatomy of the Abdomen
    • Anatomy of Pelvis - Perineum
    • Superior Limbs (Scapular Muscles, Shoulder/Brachial Muscles, Antebrachial Muscles, Hand Muscles and Vasculature and Brachial Plexus)
    • Inferior Limbs (Hip Muscles, Adductors, Thigh Muscles and Vasculature, Leg Muscles, Foot Muscles)

     

    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
    • If a separate lab is offered, it is required. No virtual/online labs are accepted
    • Must be completed within seven years of starting the program
    • The course must be taught in the English language
  • Human Physiology

    U of U Course - BIOL 2420 Human Physiology (4 credits)

    Description:

    Principles of human function.

    Required course topics

    • Cellular Metabolism
    • Chemical Messengers
    • Endocrine Physiology
    • General Nervous System Physiology
    • Central Nervous System
    • Sensory Nervous System
    • Efferent Peripheral Nervous System
    • Muscle Physiology
    • Cardiac Physiology
    • Control of Blood Flow and Pressure
    • Hematology
    • Respiratory Physiology
    • Renal Physiology
    • Digestive Physiology
    • Reproductive Physiology
    • Immune System

     

    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
    • If a separate lab is offered, it is required. No virtual/online labs are accepted
    • Must be completed within seven years of starting the program
    • The course must be taught in the English language
  • Elementary Chemistry

    U of U Course - CHEM 1130 Integrated Chemistry for Health Sciences (5 credits)

    Description:

    This is a course designed to introduce relevant chemistry to students interested in the Health Professions. In particular, this will meet the needs of pre-Nursing and other allied health students to become acquainted with key aspects of chemistry. Key aspects of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry will be discussed. Three lectures, one problem-solving session, and a weekly laboratory comprise the in-class portion of this course. Additional content material will be available online.

    Required course topics

    • Chemistry: Matter and Measurement
    • Atoms and the Periodic Table
    • Ionic Compounds
    • Covalent Compounds
    • Gases, Liquids, and Solids
    • Chemical Reactions
    • Energy Changes, Reaction Rates, Equilibrium
    • Solutions
    • Acids and Bases

     

    Please note the following:

    • Biomedical Core at Weber State does not fulfill the U of U College of Nursing prerequisites
    • Must be completed and graded at the time of application
    • If a separate lab is offered, it is required
  • Statistics

    U of U Course - MATH 1070 - Introduction to Statistical Inference

    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.

    Required course topics

    • Applying statistical methods
    • Basic descriptive statistics
    • Hypothesis testing
    • Samples and Populations
    • Central Tendency and Variation
    • Standard Deviation and Standard Scores
    • ANOVA
    • Chi-Square Goodness of Fit
    • Normal Curve
    • Probability
    • t-test
    • Summary Statistics
    • Inferential Statistics

    Recommended course topics

    • Research
    • Hypothesis correlation
    • Measurement
    • Confounding Variables
    • Regression
    • Confidence Intervals

     

    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 the statistics requirement
  • Nutrition (with Prevention/Treatment of Chronic Disease)

    U of U Course - NUIP 3010 Nutrition Intervention in Treatment and Prevention of Chronic Disease (4 credits)

    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.

    Required course topics

    • Digestion and Metabolism
    • Macronutrients and Micronutrients
    • Body Composition and Weight Maintenance
    • Lifecycle Nutrition
    • Understand the relationships between nutrition and health

    Recommended course topics

    • Energy Balance
    • Nutrition for Physical Activity
    • Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
    • Diet and Disease: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Renal Disease, GI Disorders, Liver Disease, Surgery and Nutrition Support
    • Eating Disorders and Treatment and Dietary Supplements
    • Learn the structure, function, and dietary requirements of micro- and macronutrients in the prevention of toxicity or deficiency syndromes and chronic disease
    • Understand the recommendations for a prudent diet as defined by the Dietary Guidelines and apply these recommendations to him/herself as well as future patients/clients
    • Become familiar with nutrition assessment techniques

     

    Please note the following:

    • The course must include nutrition intervention in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease - foods and nutrition does not fulfill the requirement
    • Biomedical Core at Weber State does not fulfill the U of U College of Nursing prerequisites
  • Growth & Development Across the Lifespan

    U of U Course - NURS 2100 or FCS 1500 Human Development: A Lifespan Approach to Health (3 credits)

    Description:

    This course focuses on the application of growth and development concepts to health promotion and caregiving. Health and caregiving are issuing 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.

    Required course topics

    • Describe commonly recognized stages of development across the lifespan
    • Use various theories of growth and development to aid in appropriate responses to individuals of all stages of development
    • Identify specific physical, psychosocial, and cognitive characteristics associated with the various stages of development to acquire realistic expectations of the behavior of people of all ages
    • Recognize when deviations from normal are significant
    • Identify health factors that promote growth and development of individuals across the lifespan
    • Discuss selected risk factors that may be associated with deviations from normal development and realize that there are diseases, conditions, and disabilities that relate directly to the disruption of the development of physical or mental processes

    Recommended course topics

    • Identify factors that promote the development of social relationships through the lifespan
    • View individuals as inseparable from the contexts of family, social network and culture
    • Acknowledge that learning about Growth and Development also provides a framework for understanding in greater depth who an individual is as a person
    • Gain a greater understanding of who the student is as a person and how that knowledge can be translated into professional best practice

     

    Please note the following:

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

    U of U Course - PATH 3100 Introduction to Medical Microbiology (3 credits)

    Description:

    This is a didactic course in medical microbiology and infectious diseases 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.

    Required course topics

    • Host/Parasite Interactions
    • Sterilization and Disinfection
    • Cellular Metabolism
    • Microbial Genetics
    • Pathogenicity
    • Antimicrobials
    • Epidemiology/Infection Control

    Recommended course topics

    • Staphylococcus Disease Transmission
    • Streptococcus/Enterococcus
    • Neisseria/Moraxella
    • Gram-Positive Bacilli
    • Enteric Bacilli
    • Vibrio, Campylobacter, Helicobacter
    • Mycobacteria
    • Fastidious Gram-Negative Rods
    • Pseudomonas and Related Organisms
    • Anaerobiosis and Common Anaerobes
    • Spirochetes, Chlamydia, and Mycoplasma
    • HIV
    • Virology
    • Parasitology and Parasitology (Malaria)
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    • Mycology
    • Meningitis and Bacteremia
    • Urinary Tract Infections
    • Respiratory Tract Infections

     

    Please note the following:

    • General Microbiology may be substituted for Medical Microbiology
    • If a separate lab is offered, it is required
    • Biomedical Core at Weber State does not fulfill the U of U College of Nursing prerequisites
  • Pathophysiology

    U of U Course - NURS 2270 Pathophysiology (3 credits)

    Current Pre-Nursing students: Use this form to request a permission code to register for this course.

    Description:

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

    Required course topics

    • Cell Alterations
    • Acid and Base Imbalances
    • Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance
    • Human and Genetic Diseases
    • Stress and Disease
    • Innate Immunity and Inflammation
    • Adaptive Immunity
    • Alterations in Immunity and Inflammation
    • Alterations of the Cardiovascular System
    • Alterations of Pulmonary Function
    • Alterations of Hematological Function
    • Alterations of Renal Function
    • Alterations of Endocrine Function
    • Alterations of Gastrointestinal Function

    Recommended course topics

    • Alterations of Reproductive Function
    • Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function
    • Alterations of the Integumentary System

     

    Please note the following:

    • Biomedical Core at Weber State does not fulfill the U of U College of Nursing prerequisites
    • If a separate lab is offered, it is required

Course Equivalency Charts

Here are the current and historical course equivalency charts for most universities and colleges in Utah as well as BYU-Idaho. The prerequisite courses listed meet the requirements of admission to the College of Nursing. Refer to the chart for the year the course was taken. Courses do not expire except Human Anatomy and Human Physiology, which have a seven-year time limit. For those two courses, if they were taken more than seven years ago, they must be retaken, completed, and graded before applying.

2004-05 | 2005-06 | 2006-07 | 2007-08 | 2008-09 | 2009-10 | 2010-11 | 2011-12

2012-13 | 2013-14 | 2014-15 | 2015-16 | 2016-17 | 2017-18 | Current

Course Content

All required topics must be fulfilled for each prerequisite whether it is from a single course or spread out over multiple courses.

Course Equivalency

It is the sole responsibility of each applicant to verify that courses taken meet the requirements listed above. Review the syllabus content from when you took the class against each course. If you need additional guidance or have questions, submit a Course Evaluation.

Accredited Colleges

All nine prerequisite course must be taken from a regionally accredited institution. Accreditation information can be found on the institution's website or by contacting them by phone.