Sample Course Schedule to Prepare for a Registered Nursing Program:

Math and/or English preparation as needed

First Quarter

Cr

Second Quarter

Cr

Third Quarter

Cr

Fourth Quarter

Cr

MATH 060

5

MATH 070

5

MATH 080

5

MATH 099

5

ESL course

10

ENG 080 or ESL course

10

ENG 090 + STYSK 100 or ESL course

10

ENG 100 or ESL 100

5

 

Additional courses that help prepare students: 

  • ESLAB 048, ESL Healthcare Overview (5 credits)
  • HIIM 134, Medical Terminology or ESLAB 047 (usually in Winter Quarter), Medical Terminology specifically for ESL students (5 credits).
  • ESL 091, Anatomy & Physiology for ESL students (5 credits, usually in Spring Quarter)
  • BIOL& 170, Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology (5 credits, available every quarter)

 

 

Nursing program prerequisite courses

 

First Quarter

Cr

Second Quarter

Cr

Third Quarter

Cr

Fourth Quarter

Cr

CHEM& 121

5

BIOL& 211

5

BIOL& 260

5

BIOL& 231

5

ENG 101

5

PSYC& 200  or

NUTR& 101

5

PSYC& 200  or

NUTR& 101

5

PSYC& 200  or

NUTR& 101

5

 

Students who wish to take more credits can take a third course. Please use the degree planning guides and talk to advisors for help in your selection. 

 

Fifth Quarter

Cr

Nursing programs typically are 6 quarters long (Summer not usually included)

BIOL& 232

5

At SCC applicants are accepted in Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters; other schools vary.

PSYC& 200  or

NUTR& 101

3-5

Attend a Nursing Program information meeting at each of the schools you are interested in for details on the application process.

 

  • At Shoreline Community College, MATH 099 must be completed before taking CHEM 121 and placement in ENGL100 or ESL 100 is also a minimum prerequisite for CHEM& 121.

  • CHEM 121 is prerequisite to BIOL& 211, and BIOL&211 is prerequisite to 231, 232 and 260; in addition BIOL& 231 is prerequisite to 232.
  • High school biology does not replace BIOL& 211, unless credits are awarded via an Advanced Placement exam taken while in high school.

  • Students with transfer college courses in biology are encouraged to talk to a Shoreline CC Biology faculty member or the Science Division Advisor, Joyce Fagel (206/546-6984; jfagel@shoreline.edu) about transfer and placement. 

 

Above are courses typically required for RN programs at a community college. RN programs at universities will have additional requirements, such as CHEM& 131, MATH& 146, PSYC& 100 and courses to complete an AA-DTA degree. Each school sets its own requirements, so it is important to contact the schools you are interested in.

 

 

Course availability

Most courses are available each quarter (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer) and many are offered in both day and evening sections (though perhaps not every quarter). Courses available online: English 101, MATH 099. An Annual Schedule of Math and Science Course for Science Majors and Health Professions is available.

 

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