It’s great to see that you’re interested in learning more about our Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing program. This program is a unique online learning opportunity that can help you get the credits you need to apply to our 16-month Accelerated BSN program.

  Your Today

If you have up to 42 transferable college credits from a regionally accredited institution, you can apply to our Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing program.


  Your Tomorrow

Once accepted into our Pre-Nursing program, you can earn an Associate of Arts degree in as few as 12 months, depending on the number of transferable credits you have.

  Your Future

After earning your Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing degree, you may be eligible for a priority interview when applying to our 16-month ABSN program in Portland.

Pre-Nursing Curriculum

Our Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing program comprises 62 credit hours total, with 38 credits being general education courses and 24 credits being pre-nursing courses that align with our ABSN prerequisite requirements.

General Education Courses Credits
Freshman Foundation Courses 14
Spiritual Formation Courses 6
Intercultural Experience Courses 5
Art and Science Courses 9
Elective Courses 4
Total 38
Pre-Nursing Courses Credits
General Biology I + Lab 4
Research and Statistical Techniques 3
Microbiology + Lab 3
Anatomy and Physiology I + Lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology II + Lab 4
Human Growth and Development 3
Nutrition 3
Total 24
External proctoring required for most Pre-Nursing courses.


Why Become a Nurse?

Together, our Pre-Nursing and ABSN programs provide a solid foundation for a successful career in nursing.

  • Nursing is the #1 most in-demand profession in the country. (Yahoo Finance)
  • Nursing offers diverse career opportunities in different areas of practice.
  • Nursing employment is expected to grow by 15% through 2026. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Nursing is flexible, with options to work days, nights or weekends.
  • Nursing consistently ranks as the country's most honest, ethical profession. (GALLUP Poll)