Pre-Nursing Curriculum

Pre-Nursing Curriculum for Associate Degree Nursing Stand-Alone Program

CNA Verification:

Submit proof of completion of a minimum of 120-hour State of Iowa approved Certified Nurse Aide program or equivalent. A transcript of your course grade from a state approved program or certificate of completion displaying a “T” number will serve as verification. Further information

Submit proof of successful completion of Nurse Aide written (NRAO858) and skills tests (NRAO859) for placement on the Direct Care Worker Registry. A transcript indicating you passed both tests, or a Registry card will serve as verification. Further information on testing is offered through Continuing Education.

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
NRA0858Nurse Aide/Orderly Comp. Exam0None
NRA0859Nurse Aide/Orderly Skills Exam0None
BIO 104 Introductory Biology with Lab3None
BIO 168 or equivalent Anatomy & Physiology I
4BIO-104 with a C or better or
BIO-112 with a C or better or
BIO-156 with a C or better or
High School ​Anatomy within the last five years with a C or better
CHM 122 Intro to General Chemistry41 year H.S. Algebra or MAT-063
MAT 121 or
MAT 157
MAT 121 - College Algebra
MAT 157 - Statistics
Minimum ALEKS scores of 46% or MAT 073 with a C- or better
Minimum ALEKS scores of 30% or MAT 064 or MAT 073 or MAT 110 or MAT 141 with a C- or better
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology3Recommend COMPASS Reading score of 81 +, or ACT 19+

In addition to the above courses, students must also complete all other entry requirements. See Application Process Check sheet

Progression - a flow diagram of the order in which courses are taken to progress through the new Stand Alone ADN Nursing Program.