MEPN Prerequisites

In order to be eligible for professional admission, applicants must complete the following prerequisite courses. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. The minimum prerequisite GPA (calculated based on this list) for admission consideration is a 3.0.

Applicants must also provide evidence of an earned or in-progress baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and meet Graduate College admission requirements. Review the admissions page & visit the Graduate College for more information.

Prerequisites courses include:

  • General Chemistry – lectures (2 semesters) and lab (1 lab minimum)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology – lectures (2 semesters) and labs (2 semesters)
  • Microbiology – lecture (1 semester)
  • Statistics (1 semester)
  • Lifespan Development (1 semester)
  • Nutrition (1 semester)

Descriptions of these courses can be found in the UA Academic Catalog.


Prerequisite Course Evaluation Procedure

In-State Coursework from Public Institutions

For courses taken at a public institution in Arizona (state university or community college), students may download the Arizona Course Equivalency Chart, which includes the exact courses that are acceptable for prerequisite transferability.

Out of State Coursework and In-State Private Institutions

Pre-established equivalencies can be searched and viewed on the University of Arizona's Transfer Credit Guide.  If a course does not appear in this guide students will need to submit a course equivalency request to the Office of Transfer Credit & Articulation.

Interested in learning more about our entry level nursing programs? 

Information Sessions and Application Workshops are available and hosted by advisors in the College of Nursing. Students must attend a workshop before requesting an advising appointment.

For more information contact:

Office of Student Support & Community Engagement
Location: College of Nursing, Room 112
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 520-626-3808 or 1-800-288-6158
Email: entry@nursing.arizona.edu