Nursing Prerequisites

The 16-unit Pre-Nursing Health Science Certificate at University College offers students the opportunity to complete science and lab courses that are required by most nursing and health-related degree programs. Integrating core science subjects with a Christian worldview, along with lab experience, this certificate will fulfill nursing prerequisites and help students on a path to various careers in the health care field.

Learn more about the career opportunities available with a Pre-Nursing Health Science Certificate and how it’s designed to advance your educational goals.

Program Highlights

  • Prepare for advanced studies in nursing and professional programs in health care
  • Complete lab experience and requirements without visiting a formal laboratory
  • Integrate a Christian worldview
  • Establish academic skills and habits needed to enter most nursing programs
  • Support career aspirations in a variety of roles in the health care field

Total Estimated Costs

Course Tuition LabPaq1 Books2 Other Total
BIO 225 (4) $1,600 $375 $205 $2,180
BIO 235 (4) $1,600 $323 $177 $2,100
BIO 245 (4) $1,600 $302 $177* $2,079**
CHEM 115 (4) $1,600 $105 $189 $1,894
& lens3
Total $6,400 $1,105 $748 $199 $8,452

* Same book as BIO 235
** Total includes book
1 You may not purchase your Lab Kit from any company other than HolScience. Prices include estimated shipping, and sales tax. Please visit for more information.
2 Book costs (including estimated sales tax) provided by the University Bookstore.
3 Microscope and lens cost provided by

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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