Pre-Health Sciences Program

About the Pre-Nursing Program

The pre-nursing program is designed for the traditional college age student who has identified nursing as a career choice but who desires, as complement to clinical preparation for the profession, a typical college experience that allows for social and personal maturation, and a broad academic exploration leading to a well-informed life of continued learning, collaboration, and career advancement.

After successfully completing an individualized program of study at Drury designed to meet entrance requirements at an accredited school of nursing as well as satisfying the general requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree from Drury, the student will apply for admission to a nursing education program at an accredited school of nursing.  Upon completion of the nursing program, resulting in nursing licensure and/or completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree awarded by the school of nursing, the student will simultaneously receive the Bachelor of Arts degree from Drury.

This plan joins the strength of Drury’s academic programs with the excellence of a clinical nurse’s training at colleges such as the Cox College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Incorporated into each student’s pre-nursing study plan will be the content of one of the academic majors that Drury offers to all students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree. The plan will incorporate, as well, the requirements of Drury’s general education curriculum.

From the school of nursing, Drury will transfer back the equivalent of a 30 hours of credit which will represent the required senior residency for a bachelor’s degree.  Drury will recognize 18 hours of the nursing training as half of the 36 upper division hours required for graduation with the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Each pre-nursing student will be individually advised in terms of preparation for the selected school of nursing and individual choice of academic major at Drury.  The student will also be assisted in designing a program that maximizes access to various forms of financial aid.

Program Curriculum:

CORE 101: Drury Seminar
BIOL 172: Molecular Biology
BIOL 181: Mechanisms of Inheritance
CHEM 115/112L: General Chemistry
CHEM 238/238L: Inorganic Chemistry
MATH 231: Calculus I
MATH 227: Statistics
BIOL 322: Genetics
BIOL 208: Microbiology
BIOL 205: Human Anatomy
BIOL 302: Human Nutrition
BIOL 206: Human Physiology
PSYC 101: Principles of Psychology
SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology
PSYC 230: Life Span Development
BIOL 382: Pathophysiology

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