Nursing (Pre-Professional)


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Program Overview

The Nursing (Pre-Professional) emphasis area provides students with the basic courses for a jump start into a four-year professional nursing programs. The courses are applicable to various other related programs.


  • Provide students with a detailed understanding of the structure and function of the human body.
  • Provide students with basic chemical principles applicable to the human body.
  • Provide students with an appreciation for those environmental phenomena that affect the human body.
  • Provide students with an opportunity to learn the principles by which humans interact with others.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Science in Nursing (Pre-Professional)

View the program handbook at: Nursing Education Division Program Handbook

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2014, the median pay for Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners with at least a Master's degree was $102,670 per year. Growth in jobs in this field for the decade 2014-2024 was projected to be 31%, much faster than average. (