The Certificate in Pre-Nursing Qualifications (CPNQ) prepares students to enter professional nursing programs, the graduates of which sit for a national registered nurse (RN) exam. This certificate includes anatomy/physiology and other science classes as well as General Education Requirements (GER) in communication, computation and human relations. The listed courses provide preparation for successful application to most nursing programs.
This certificate exceeds the minimum requirements for the UAA/UAS Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) in Nursing program. Further, it includes most of the general preparation course requirements for the UAA Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing program. Completion of this certificate is not a guarantee of admission into any particular nursing program.
This program requires 52 credit hours of course work:
- For the 19 credits hours of General Education Requirements (GERs), refer to the most current UAS academic catalog
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- Introductory Microbiology
- Introduction to General Chemistry
- Survey of Organic and Biochemistry
- Medical Terminology
- Science of Nutrition
- Lifespan Development
- Certified Nurse Aide Training or Emergency Medical Technician I
The Pre-Nursing Qualifications Certificate requires completion of English S111 and Math S105.
Placement test scores determine where students start in Math and English courses.
We recommend you take your placement tests in advance to assess your abilities. Knowing your English and Math skill levels is an important part of selecting the right courses for your choice of study.
For detailed information on specific requirements for this program, please refer to the most current UAS academic catalog.