Online ABSN Prerequisite Courses and the PREP Program

Before you can get started in the accelerated nursing program, you must first meet our prerequisite course requirements, which involve the completion of 6 classes in the areas of general education and natural science. The prerequisite requirement is in addition to our general Utica ABSN admission requirements, which include holding a non-nursing bachelor’s degree with a 2.8 minimum cumulative GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the sciences. Our Prerequisite Priority Program (PREP) makes it convenient for you to do so by offering these courses 100% online, even those with labs.

Another big advantage of taking your ABSN prerequisite courses through PREP is that you automatically become a Utica College nursing student with a reserved spot in the ABSN program for your target start date. However, this early admission is contingent upon you meeting all the specified requirements for our Utica ABSN and its accompanying prerequisite courses.

Other PREP benefits include:

  • Seamless transfer of prerequisite course credits.
  • Financial aid eligibility when enrolled in at least two courses.
  • One retake of any two ABSN prerequisite courses.

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ABSN Prerequisite Courses

Following are the prerequisite courses required for admission to Utica ABSN:

General Prerequisites

Natural Science Prerequisites

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

Keep in mind, however, to be eligible for the ABSN program, you must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in General Prerequisites and an overall 3.0 GPA or better in Natural Science Prerequisites. And while you can retake a course, only one retake of any two ABSN prerequisite courses is permitted.

Please note to qualify for our ABSN program, you must also hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree with a 2.8 minimum cumulative GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the sciences. This requirement is separate from the prerequisite requirement.

If you completed courses similar to these prerequisites during your previous college experience, please check with our admissions team to see if your credits are transferable. Keep in mind, all natural science course must have been completed within the last 10 years.

Contact us to learn more about our ABSN prerequisite courses.

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