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.

Master's Entry Program: Clinical Nurse Leader

Master's Entry Program: Clinical Nurse Leader

Lifespan Development / Human Growth & Development / Developmental Psychology

  • Eastern Mennonite Univ: PSYC 202 
  • James Madison: GPSYC 160
  • Johns Hopkins Univ: NR.110.201 
  • Liberty University: PSYC 210 
  • Radford University: PSYC 230 or COED 610 
  • University of Phoenix: BSHS 342
  • UVA: NUIP 2240
  • VCU: PSYC 304 
  • Virginia Community College System: PSYC 230  or PSYC 231 + 232
  • Virginia Tech: HD 1004 + 2004, or PSYC 2034

Statistics

This course must not be older than 5 years from the start of the program.

  • Brigham Young Univ: STAT 121
  • George Mason Univ: STAT 250 
  • James Madison: MATH 220
  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences: MATH 301
  • Johns Hopkins: NR.110.202 
  • Liberty University: MATH 201
  • Old Dominion University: STAT 306 or 310
  • Randolph College: PSYC 227
  • Randolph-Macon College: PSYC 201
  • Univ of California Berkeley Extension: XBW 2
  • University of California, Los Angeles: PSYC 100A
  • University of Maryland: STAT 200
  • University of Phoenix: HCS 438
  • UVA: PSYC 3005/3006; STAT 2020 or 2120; SOC 3130; NUIP 4430
  • VCU: STAT 210
  • Virginia Community College System: MTH 155 (MTH 157 is transitioning to MTH 155) or MTH 240 or MTH 241 + 242
  • Virginia Tech: STAT 2004 or STAT 3615

Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II

These courses must not be older than 5 years from the start of the program.

  • James Madison: BIO 270 + 290
  • Johns Hopkins: NR.110.204 + NR.110.205 
  • Liberty University:  BIO 213 + BIO 214 + BIO 215 + BIO 216
  • UVA: BIOL 3410 + 3420
  • VCU: BIOL 205 + PHIS 206
  • Virginia Community College System (VCCS): BIOL 141 + 142 (plus labs if required) or NAS 161 + 162
  • Virginia Tech: BMSP 2135 + 2136 + 2145 + 2146
  • William & Mary: KINE 304 + 305

Microbiology (with or without lab)

This course must not be older than 5 years from the start of the program.

  • Casper College: MOLB 2210
  • East Tennessee State Univ: BIOL 2230
  • Randolph College: BIOL 320/BIOL320L
  • UVA: BIOL 3120 or NUIP 2080
  • Virginia Tech: BIOL 2604
  • VCU: BIOL 209
  • Virginia Community College System: BIOL 150 or BIOL 205  or NAS 185 (plus labs if required)
MSN prerequisites

Master of Nursing Science (MSN): APRN Tracks

Statistics

This course must not be older than 5 years from the start of the program.

  • Virginia Community College System: MTH 155 (MTH 157 is transitioning to MTH 155) or MTH 240 or MTH 241 and/or 242.  While we will accept MTH 241, we recommend taking MTH 242 as well for a stronger stats foundation of descriptive and inferential statistics.
  • Brigham Young University: Stat 121 
  • 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
  • Old Dominion University: STAT 306 or 310 
  • University College - Maryland: STAT 200
  • Univ of Califormia @ Berkeley Extension: XBW 2 
  • University of Maryland: STAT 200
  • University of New England: MATH 1005 
  • University of Phoenix: HCS 438
  • UVA: STAT 2120 or STAT 2020 or SOC 3130 or NUIP 4430
  • VCU: STAT 210 or STAT 212
  • Virginia Tech: STAT 2004 or 3615
Doctoral programs prerequisites

Doctoral Programs

Statistics

Must be a class with hands-on experience in SPSS, SAS, or R (statistical software packages). This usually occurs in intermediate-level statistics classes (not an introductory-level course). This course must not be older than 5 years from the start of the program.

  • 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
  • Univ. of New England:  DPPP-330 or MATH 1005
  • UNC-Greensboro: NUR 701 
  • Univ. of Texas @ San Antonio:  STA 5093
  • UVA:  NUIP 4430
  • VCU:  STAT 314 or 321

NOTE: To satisfy requirements, you must 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 pre-requisite courses. We must have the final transcript before you can be permitted to enroll or select classes.

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.