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.
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:
|BIO 204||Anatomy & Physiology I (with Lab)||4|
|BIO 205||Anatomy & Physiology II (with Lab)||4|
|BIO 301||Microbiology (with Lab)||4|
|MTH 160*||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|PSY 205||Developmental Psychology||3|
|Total prerequisite credits||18|
*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:
|BIO 101||Introduction to Biology (with Lab)||4|
|ENG 111||Introduction to Writing||3|
|ENG 112||Introduction to Literature||3|
|ENG 390||Origin & Structures of English OR TH 103 Human Communication||3|
|MTH 103||Principles of Mathematics||3|
|Society 2A (Religion or Philosophy) OR Society 2C (Western Civilization) OR Society 2D (History, Political Science, Economics)***||3|
|Total general education credits||25|
|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
***The following courses are available online: REL 102, REL 201, HIS 101, HIS 102
Contact our admissions team to learn more about Averett ABSN prerequisite courses.