ABSN Prerequisite Courses and the PREP Program

A job in nursing requires a strong aptitude in science, biology, and math. Therefore, we require our UticaABSN students to complete a series of general and natural science-based prerequisite courses, which can be completed 100% online through Utica College as part our Prerequisite Priority (PREP) Program.

ABSN Prerequisites Courses

General Prereq

Natural Science Prereq

StatisticsAnatomy & Physiology I + Lab
Life Span Development PsychologyAnatomy & Physiology II + Lab
Chemistry + Lab
Microbiology + Lab

Keep in mind, however, to be eligible for the UticaABSN program, you must:

  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in the general prerequisite courses.
  • Earn an overall 3.0 GPA or better in the natural science prerequisite courses.

You can retake a course, however, only one retake of any two prerequisite courses is permitted. And if you completed any of the natural science prerequisite courses during your previous college experience, you must have done so within the past 10 years.

Prerequisite Priority (PREP) Program

When you agree to complete your ABSN prerequisites through our 100% online PREP program, we grant you provisional admission into our accelerated nursing school near Tampa Bay or Fort Lauderdale.

In other words, you do not have to wait for an admissions decision—you are a Utica College nursing student with a guaranteed spot in the ABSN program for your target start date.

However, to be eligible for provisional admission, you must meet the qualifications for the ABSN program and complete each of the prerequisite courses within all specified requirements. We allow one retake of any two prerequisite courses.

PREP Benefits

Aside from early admission, our PREP program also helps you establish a strong foundation for your nursing education by offering:

  • Online learning familiarity: Get comfortable with a non-traditional learning environment by completing all of your prerequisite courses online. PREP uses an e-Learning management system that is similar to the platform applied in the ABSN program.
  • Seamless credit transfers: Completion of prerequisites courses through our college means you do not have to worry about your credits being non-transferable.
  • Financial aid eligibility: Enrolling in at least two of our ABSN prerequisite courses make you eligible to apply for federal financial aid. To learn more about financial aid, please contact Kyle Dempster in our Office of Student Financial Services at kjdempst@utica.edu or 315.792.3400.

Contact us to learn more about our ABSN prerequisite courses.

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UticaABSN has three start dates a year, so you can begin nursing school whenever you're ready.

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