ABSN Prerequisites

Prerequisites are an important part of your nursing education as they lay the academic groundwork necessary for you to succeed in your accelerated nursing studies. A majority of these courses are available 100% online through Averett University on the same learning management system as the one used for our ABSN nursing theory courses. This will allow you to gain familiarity with the online learning environment before you begin in the ABSN program.

How many of these courses you’ll need to complete depends upon your previous degree or undergraduate academic experience. For example, while individual circumstances may vary, applicants with a bachelor’s of science may not need to take as many prerequisites or general education courses as an advanced standing student who has pursued a bachelor’s degree.

An admissions counselor can help you determine which, if any, you need to take to qualify for enrollment.

Prerequisite Courses

Students with an existing bachelor’s degree must complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher from a regionally accredited institution to become eligible to enroll in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program at Averett University:

CourseCourse TitleCredits
BIO 204Anatomy & Physiology I (with Lab)4
BIO 205Anatomy & Physiology II (with Lab)4
BIO 301Microbiology (with Lab)4
MTH 160*Introduction to Statistics3
PSY 205Developmental Psychology3
Total prerequisite credits18

*MTH 103 or equivalent coursework is a prerequisite to this course.

Advanced standing students must complete all the prerequisites listed above PLUS the following general education credits or equivalent coursework with a grade of “C” or higher from a regionally accredited institution:

CourseCourse TitleCredits
BIO 101Introduction to Biology (with Lab)4
ENG 111Introduction to Writing3
ENG 112Introduction to Literature3
ENG 390Origin & Structures of English OR TH 103 Human Communication3
 Humanities/Fine Arts***3
 Humanities/Fine Arts***3
MTH 103Principles of Mathematics3
REL 212Death & Dying (satisfies Society 2A Religion or Philosophy)3
Total general education credits25
Total credits for advanced standing students (prerequisites + general education credits)43

***The following fine arts courses are available online: ART 103, MUS 103, TH 105, TH 220

Contact our admissions team to learn more about Averett ABSN prerequisite courses.

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