Pre-Nursing Studies

The pre-nursing degree is a two-year program that prepares students for enrollment in a four-year nursing program. Although a pre-nursing degree does not make you eligible to take the NCLEX examination for registered nursing, after completing the necessary courses you will be prepared to enter a traditional four-year nursing program. A pre-nursing major allows students to experience the nursing field before fully committing to a four-year degree. Typical courses a pre-nursing student will study include microbiology, statistics, developmental psychology, and anatomy and physiology. Pre-nursing students should make an effort to either work in a health care environment or volunteer at a health care organization during their studies. Some colleges prefer candidates with health care experience and will give preference to those who have it during the admissions process. Once you complete the pre-nursing program, you'll have the option to apply to a four-year nursing program where you'll study more nursing theory and complete clinical practice. Once you finish your four-year degree, you will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination to become a registered nurse.

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Colleges

“…BEAUTIFUL! The campus is everything you dream about when picturing a modern university. The atmosphere, as well as the people around you are so full of spirit and energy it is hard not to yearn to be part of it.” – Alexandra Elizabeth from Peru

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

“…The University of Utah encompasses all students and is constantly growing and evolving. There are new and exciting things going on all the time whether its life changing research, guest speakers, athletics or free pizza at the Union. ” – Victoria from Draper, UT

“…This school is great if you love nature and outdoors. There are a crazy amount of activities to do here if you know where to look. People are nice.” – selena

“…Central is a college that makes one feel like they fit in. No one looks down on others. Central Washington University is a place where fun is encouraged, but it does not interfere with school work. ” – Billie-Jean

“…eastern opens so many doors to meeting new all kinds of new people. i now can say that i have friends from all over the world and just knowing them has opened my world up so much. i'm getting far more than an education here.” – Sarah from Ludlow, KY

“…Lipscomb University is an amazing college. Professors and peers are extremely friendly. Campus is always vivid.” – Victor from Antioch, TN

Berry College
Mount Berry, GA

“…It is the biggest college campus in the world. It is one of the most beautiful college campuses you will ever see. It has an excellent work ethic that is not limited to a job, but extends to everything that you do in life. ” – Katee from Summerville, GA

“…The campus is beautiful. The staff is really nice and are there for the students. Your professors will know you personally because of the small classroom size” – Katheryn from Holly Hill, FL

“…Charleston Southern University is a great, God-focused school. They help every student achieve their goals and maintain their grade. The campus is amazingly beautiful.” – Raeann from Clover, SC

“…Dean is amazing” – Autumn from Bradford, RI

“…Lincoln is a very good school to attend. The advisors and teachers are very helpful with what ever you as them. Even the students their are very helpful also.” – Patrease from West Palm Beach, FL

“…National University is a great opportunity for me, as a military spouse living overseas, to achieve my goal in receiving my degree. The advisor that I have been conversing with has been a great help and answers all of my questions. Everyone at...” – Acacia from APO, AE

“…Very beautiful campus. Tons of friendly people, both students and employees. Several wonderful buildings to help you achieve whatever goal you have.” – Terran from Chatsworth, GA

“…Concordia is an awesome place to be. Most everyone you meet on campus is very focused on their relationship with God. Everyone that I have met have been extremely welcoming to new people on campus. ” – Melissa from Belleville, IL

“…TCC is a college you can feel welcome at. The teachers help you succeed. Easy to find.” – Stephanie from Owasso, OK

“…A small school that puts students first. They know how to keep each student on the right path to attain their goals. There is a lot of support from the Professors and the Student Success Center.” – Kaitlyn from Fremont, CA

“…I like my college experience so far. It's been a roller coaster ride of work. I've been lost in my work before but I always get back on track. I can't wait for next fall.” – chardonnay from Anchorage, AK

“…This school encourages you to pursue your career goals. The teachers are very helpful. The small environment encourages students to learn and get more face time with teachers.” – Jaslyn from Lubbock, TX

“…evangel university is my home. evangel university caters to both my spiritual and academic life. evangel university has amazing professors and students that make you feel like family and not just another student. ” – Hanna from Ewa Beach, HI

“…Fontbonne University is a very small campus, which makes it great for receiving one on one time with instructors. Most of the students who go there are very friendly, and there are activities going on almost every weekend.” – Stacy from Saint Louis, MO

“…home away from home, i feel at home here and the staff is wonderful. everyone here is so friendly and kind. i enjoy attending palo alto college come and join me.” – Genevieve from San Antonio, TX

“…This university is an established liberal arts school with a beautiful campus. There is a great sense of community in Caldwell and is the perfect home for a student looking for that small-town feel. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities and fun...” – Katelynn from Meridian, ID

“…i am very happy with the psychology program through ohio christian university. i enjoy the classes and the coursework and look forward to completing the program. this is a wonderful program that fits the non traditional student like me.” – Pamela from Athens, OH

“…Arizona Western College is one of the highest Community Colleges, known if Yuma Arizona. ” – Veronica from Yuma, AZ

“…Temple College makes it easy for us students to find our way to our classes, meaning they give us maps and once you find what one building is you are certain to find which way you are going. We just made improvements in the parking lots and it looks...” – Toi from Killeen, TX

“…Hardin-Simmons University is located in a great environment. The college is very welcoming, fun, and a beautiful place to go to college. I loved the college when I went for a visit and has been the best one I've visited.” – Bethany from San Antonio, TX

“…One of the best schools around in regard to students, faculty and support staff. I had the best time being a part of this school I acheived more things with the help of this school.” – Joshua from Isola, MS

“…At Keystone, you aren't just another student. The professors are always there to help you and will remember your face. Couldn't ask anymore from a college!” – Olivia from Montrose, PA

“…They have a friendly staff, and dedicated teachers; they are always there to provide their assistance on what ever you may need. The amount of resources available to us as student, and even those who aren't students are numerous. Attending Coastal is...” – Savannah from Jacksonville, NC

“…Rose state college is a great place to get your basics. It a college that everyone can afford to go to. If you are looking for a place that is fun and cost less come to rose.” – Danielle from Chcoctaw, OK

“…Smaller than the average college, but definitely worth the money to go there!” – Sara from Wisner, NE

“…Sandhills Community College has a great atmosphere for anybody who wants to further their education. The school is amazing and prepares students with skills that they will keep forever. I enjoyed my time at Sandhills and recommend it to anybody....” – Roseline from Laurinburg, NC

“…been here a couple of times, once for a field trip for my computer class and to register for classes. i must admit everyone there seems nice, i talked to a couple of the teachers i will be having and they seem to know what they are doing. overall i...” – Carlos from San Antonio, TX

“…Missouri Baptist University is a place where students of all denominations and backgrounds can come together to learn, grow and flourish. Here at MBU, we have a thriving sense of community and great opportunities for people in almost every major....” – Lyssa from Alton, IL

“…Close in location to home which is a large plus with gas prices being so high. The campus is student friendly everything is easily accessible to get to and to locate. The college has helpful staff in the admissions, financial aid, counseling offices.” – Leeann from Whitney, TX

“…It was very helpful. Great location. Friendly environment. ” – Maureen from Sandersville, GA

“…I get great advices from the professors and knowing that there is a small class you have every opportunity to talk face to face about any problems you would be having with homework. The campus is great if you want to quickly get around and won't feel...” – Kelly from Rosenberg, TX

“…At Northwestern, I am strongly encouraged to get the most out of my college years. I participate in athletics (both official and intramurals) and work in admissions as a tour guide. I also have loved the academic side of things and really...” – Megan

“…Warner provides an active learning environment geared for adults who are currently in the workforce. The team centered learning program helps the student to develop interpersonal skills and maintain a team oriented mindset that can be used on the job...” – Ramay from Vancouver, WA

“…Garden City Community College had great teachers and a well-maintained campus.” – Tajia from Garden City, KS

“…At PJC you get to know your teachers. Its small and personable. At PJC you get a good education at a good price.” – Lynsee from Yantis, TX

“…its a very nice an up right school in the mississippi delta. the teachers are friendly and ready to help. at coahoma community college you feel like you are at home where everyone cares.” – Bobby from Friars Point, MS

“…Northwestern Michigan College is an excellent community college. They have excellent Maritime, Nursing, Culinary, and Engineering Technology programs. Small class sizes and top notch professors make this one of the best two-year colleges. ” – Gabriel from Traverse City, MI

“…Great school to get a education. One of the best schools in the country for price. The people here are very easy to get along with.” – Jonathan from Ransom, KY

“…Its a great place for kids fresh out of high school to come and learn and make great friends in the process. There are also people that came back to school due to growing families loss of jobs etc. to get a degree here. Overall its a truly great...” – Andrew from Berrien Springs, MI

“…The Barton County Community College program offered at Fort Riley, Kansas was great. I loved the teachers and the selection of classes offered.” – Lynda from Newport News, VA

“…is a nice college. have great teachers and stuff member. A lot of good programs. ” – Maliha from High Point, NC

“…Copiah Lincoln CC Simpson campus is excellent! The staff is so friendly and it's very affordable!” – Abbie from Braxton, MS

“…lincoln christian university is an exceptional institution for learning how to think critically and engage with the world. lcu teaches its students not to blindly believe what they believe, but to question it and really believe it. in addition,...” – Benjamin from Decatur, IL

“…This is a small college. This is a great college to come to if you are not ready for a large university. I would recommend this college to others.” – Alicia from Keyser, WV

“…Good place to earn degree, classes are not extremely difficult. Most teachers are approachable and will tell you when they are available. Affordable.” – K from Dodge City, KS

“…It is a great college, that has more one on one teacher time than any other college. Every one that works there is very friendly and helpful. I enjoy going to this college.” – Nikia from Kincaid, KS

“…Located in Snyder Texas WTC is a great place if you want to start small and build your way up. The whole WTC staff is dedicated in helping you achieve the education you want and helping you succeed in your goals. Your in a big family once you are...” – Julian from Frostproof, FL

“…I am very happy with the education I have received so far. That is why I am not interested in changing schools. The instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful.” – Michael from Riverside, TX

“…Great friendly environment” – keepingitreal

“…Treasure Valley Community College is a great school. They have small classrooms, dedicated teachers and staff that genuinely care about their students. This college helped me to find a goal and pursue it.” – Andrea from Caldwell, ID

“…ICC is a great college if you're looking to stay close to home. They have a lot of different programs that students can be a part of. The class sizes are small making the chance to connect with your professor easier than a big university. ” – Breanna from Cherryvale, KS

“…I think Alpena is awesome with easy access to tutors and a free gym. You can go to the library almost all the time, and it makes for easy studying. Finally the other students, teachers, and staff are always willing to help with directions. ” – Heidi from Sterling, MI

“…Excellent Nursing program with excellent instructors! Offers appropriate clinical rotations to support academic experiences. Would not go anywhere else!” – Linda from Jay, OK

“…Concordia college Alabama is a very small school with great potential. Concordia has great sports, teachers, and students. I love Concordia because of its small environment and religious events.” – Eboni from Birmingham, AL

“…I rate Eastern New Mexico a 10. Its a great campus and the learning environment is really great. ” – Karly from Chacon, NM

“…Three Rivers is a stepping stone for Seniors who are coming from small high school. The classes are small and the professors are willing to go the extra mile. The staff are very interested in you and your success. ” – Briana from Poplar Bluff, MO

“…The hospitality of the staff and students is amazing. I loved attending this college. The atmosphere really made it a great experience. ” – Leticia from Henderson, NV

“…Edison is a great place to start your college education. It is a cheaper way to get your general credits, and transferring is made easy with many universities that partner with Edison. Every day is a new adventure, the campus is big enough to meet...” – Victoria from Piqua, OH

“…it is fun, easy and just enough difficulty to keep you on your toes. fun staff who know the class they are teaching. overall a great school.” – Carol from Cherokee, NC

“…Sitting Bull College is, as one outreach coordinator says, the Harvard of Tribal Colleges, and it deserves this- the education offered at Sitting Bull is top-notch, whether pursuing business, education, environmental studies, or other majors. The...” – Cara in Fort Yates

“…The campus is small, but the faculty and students are warm and welcoming. The one- on-one help from the instructors and tutors is more in depth because of the small student body. The school is awesome and close-knit.” – Judith from Crow Agency, MT

“…The Fort Peck Community College is an institution of higher learning, that constantly strives towards bettering ourselves, our communities and life A college where your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being is important to us! A...” – O'Dale from Poplar, MT

“…They are a great school for those too timid to go to college. They have a really good staff that will help you with your degree. They have many degrees and certifications available.” – Jeanette from Bayfield, WI

“…palau community college is such a wonderful opportunity for those who are not ready to study abroad. this institution, although very simple and in need of several resources is a one-of-a-kind school that offers students a lot more than one could...” – Amber Holly from Palau