Graduate Programs Prerequisites

Different graduate programs at the UVA School of Nursing have different course prerequisites. These courses need to be completed before a student can enroll in classes; these do not need to be complete by the time you apply.

Please note that you must receive a grade of B or better to satisfy the admissions prerequisite.

Most of these prerequisite courses can be satisfied at local community colleges. Below is a list of several frequently-taken courses at local colleges and universities that meet requirements for the various graduate programs. This list is not exhaustive; please contact the Clay Hysell at hysell@virginia.edu if you wish to take a class that is not on this list.

Program                         

Master's Entry Program: Clinical Nurse Leader

Lifespan Development / Human Growth & Development / Developmental Psychology

Virginia Community College System

Psyc 230  or
Psyc 231 + 232

 James Madison

GPSYC 160

 Liberty University

PSYC 210 

 Radford University

PSYC 230 or COED 610 

 Univ. of Virginia

 NUIP 2240

 Virginia Commonweath Univ.

PSYC 304 

 Virginia Tech

HD 1004 + 2004;
or PSYC 2034

Statistics*

Virginia Community College System

MATH 157 or
MATH 240 or
MATH 241 + 242

Univ. of Virginia

STAT 2020 or 2120;
SOC 3130

VCU

STAT 210

Virginia Tech

STAT 2004 or 3615

James Madison

MATH 220

 Jefferson College of Health Sciences

 MATH 301

George Mason

STAT 250 

 Liberty University

 MATH 201

 Univ of Califormia Berkeley Extension

 XBW 2

University of Phoenix

HCS 438

Johns Hopkins University

NR.110.202

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Virginia Community College System

BIOL 141 + 142 (plus labs if required) or

NAS 161 + 162

Virginia Tech

BMSP 2135 + 2136 + 2145 + 2146

James Madison

BIO 270 + 290

 Liberty University

 BIO 213 + BIO 214 + BIO 215 + BIO 216

William & Mary

KINE 304 + 305

 Virginia Commonwealth Univ

 BIOL 205 + PHIS 206

Univ of Virginia

NURS 2060 + 2070

Microbiology

 

East Tennessee State Univ

BIOL 2230

Virginia Community College System

BIOL 150 or BIOL 205  or NAS 185 (plus labs if required)

 Univ. of Virginia

BIOL 3120 or NURS 2080

Virginia Tech

BIOL 2604

VCU

BIOL 209

MSN Specialty Degrees

Statistics*

Virginia Community College System

MATH 157 or
MATH 240 or
MATH 241 and/or 242.  While we will accept MATH 241, we recommend taking 242 as well for a stronger stats foundation of descriptive and inferential statistics.

Drexel University

STS 345

George Mason

STAT 250 

James Madison University

MATH 220 

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

MATH 301 

Johns Hopkins University

NR.110.202

Liberty University

MATH 201 

University College - Maryland

 STAT 200

 Univ of Califormia @ Berkeley Extension

XBW 2 

 University of New England

MATH 1005 

University of Phoenix

HCS 438

University of Virginia

STAT 2120 or STAT 2020 or
SOC 3130 or NUIP 4430

VCU

STAT 210 or STAT 212

Virginia Tech

 STAT 2004 or 3615

Doctoral Degrees (PhD or DNP)

Statistics* -must be a class with hand-on experience in SPSS, SAS, or R (statistical software packages).   This usually occurs in intermediate-level statistics classes (not an introductory level course).

 Hampton University

 STA 600 

 Harvard University

 STAT E-150 

 Radford University

 PSYC 610 

 Univ of Colorado @ Colorado Springs

PSYC 3840

 Univ. of Incarnate Word

 MATH 6363

 Univ. of Massachusetts

 NUR 605

 University of New England

 DPPP-330 or MATH 1005

 Univ of North Carolina @ Greensboro

NUR 701 

 Univ. of Texas @ San Antonio

 STA 5093

 Univ of Virginia

 NUIP 4430

 VCU

 STAT 314 or 321

** NOTE: To satisfy the statistics requirement, you need to receive a grade of B- or higher (a B or better if your school does not offer minus grades). We strongly recommend that you do not wait until the summer before you enroll to take this admissions prerequisite. We need to have the final transcript before you can be permitted to enroll or select classes.    

DNP and PhD applicants need to take an intermediate-level statistics class in which you will be using SAS or SPSS.