Pre-Nursing Core Requirements
Below are details about the content we look for when assesing courses to meet the Pre-nursing Core.
|Oral Communication||Must contain evidence student orally presented material and was assessed on oral presentation skills.||Best attempt taken|
|Written Communication||Must show evidence student received explicit instruction and practice in college level writing||Best attempt taken|
|Critical Thinking||Must show explicit instruction and practice in inductive and deductive reasoning and identification of formal and informal fallacies of language and thought.||Best attempt taken|
|Statistics||Must show evidence of inferential statistics as well as ANOVA, Correlation, Hypothesis testing, etc.||Best attempt taken|
|Anatomy with lab||Course that provides a basic understanding of the structure if the human body||Best attempt taken|
|Physiology with lab||Course that covers and deals with physiology of muscle, nerve, circulation, respiration etc.||Best attempt taken|
|Microbiology with lab||Basic concepts of microbiology, including classification, metabolic activity and the effect of physical and chemical agents on microbial populations||Best attempt taken|
|Chemistry with lab||Covers basic principles in the area of chemistry. May include general, inorganic, organic or integrated chemistry with lab||Best attempt taken|
Statistics: We require a College level Statistics for the BSN degree. The course must include a prerequisite of intermediate algebra in the course description to be approved for articulation.
Anatomy and physiology: These are taught at CSUSM in a combined sequence. We will accept approved anatomy and physiology courses and labs taught as separate semester-long courses. Courses taken in these different sequences cannot be combined.
Chemistry: The pre-nursing core requires a single chemistry course (and associated lab) or approved equivalents. An integrated chemistry course is recommended. An introduction to chemistry course may not meet the requirement.
Minimum Grade: All pre-nursing core courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better. We do not accept a grade of C- or below for any separately listed courses to be utilized for meeting the pre-nursing core.
Online Courses: CSUSM will accept online courses (for all requirements) from Regionally Accredited Institutions.