Pre-Nursing Specialization

The Pre-Nursing Specialization allows future professionals to enter nursing school with a solid background in public health theory and practice. CWU does not offer a degree program in nursing, but offers prerequisite courses suited for admission to professional nursing programs available across Washington. IMPORTANT: Students MUST take responsibility for understanding current requirements of their chosen nursing program before applying to it. It is recommended and expected that students considering nursing careers will contact advisers at nursing programs of interest, and ensure their own readiness for admission. Please note that CHEM 111 and CHEM 111LAB are prerequisites for CHEM 112; students must seek information from specific departments regarding scheduling of these and other science courses. Note too that PSY 101 is a prerequisite for PSY 313; students pursuing the pre-nursing specialization are responsible for understanding requirements for enrollment in specific courses. Students choosing the pre-nursing specialization should take CHEM 111 and its lab at their earliest opportunity; additionally, students choosing the pre-nursing specialization are advised to choose PSY 101 as a general education fulfillment, given that it is a prerequisite for PSY 313

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program, Pre-Nursing Specialization, must complete the required core credits as well as those required for the Pre-Nursing Specialization.

Public Health Core Requirements

  • HED 101 – Health Essentials Credits: (4)
  • HED 230 – Foundations of Public Health Credits: (3)
  • HED 240 – Writing in Public Health Credits: (3)
  • HED 250 – Introduction to Health Policy and Systems Credits: (3)
  • HED 310 – Community Health Credits: (3)
  • HED 311 – Cross Cultural Practice in Public Health Credits: (3)
  • HED 317 – Global Health Credits: (3)
  • HED 320 – Environmental Health Credits: (3)
  • HED 324 – Infectious and Non-infectious Disease Credits: (4)
  • HED 375 – Theories of Health Behavior Credits: (3)
  • HED 380 – Epidemiology Credits: (3)
  • HED 422 – Methods for Health Promotion Credits: (4)
  • HED 445 – Professionalism in Public Health Credits: (1)
  • HED 460 – Public Health Ethics Credits: (3)
  • HED 470 – Population Health Assessment and Research Credits: (5)
  • HED 471 – Program Planning Credits: (4)
  • HED 472 – Program Implementation and Evaluation Credits: (4)
  • HED 490 – Cooperative Education (Public Health Internship) Credits: (10)

Required Core Credits: 66

Students seeking the Pre-Nursing Specialization must complete the courses listed below.

  • BIOL 220 – Introductory Cell Biology Credits: (5)
  • BIOL 322 – Introductory Microbiology Credits: (5)
  • (*NOTE: BIOL 305 for 2016 on) BIOL 355 – Human Anatomy and Physiology Credits: (5)
  • (*NOTE: BIOL 306 for 2016 on) BIOL 356 – Human Anatomy and Physiology Credits: (5)
  • *CHEM 112 – Introduction to Organic Chemistry Credits: (4)
  • CHEM 112LAB – Introduction to Organic Chemistry Laboratory Credits: (1)
  • CHEM 113 – Introduction to Biochemistry Credits: (4)
  • CHEM 113LAB – Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory Credits: (1)
  • *PSY 313 – Developmental Psychology Credits: (4)
  • PSY 362 – Introductory Statistics Credits: (5)

*CHEM 111 and 111LAB are prerequisites for CHEM 112; PSY 101 is a prerequisite for PSY 313; thus, 10 additional credits beyond those in the major itself are required for students pursuing this specialization.

Required Specialization Credits: 49

Total Credits: 115

 

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