Which Nursing Prerequisites Should You Take Online?

Which Nursing Prerequisites Should You Take Online?
Beth Dumbauld

Reviewed by Josianne Campbell

Interested in completing your nursing prerequisites online? Smart move. Whether you are just starting to think about getting your nursing degree, or it’s been years since you’ve been in school -- taking your general education courses online is a flexible and cost effective way to get the credits you need for your nursing degree program.

Here’s why:

You can decide whether nursing is the path for you in a low-risk environment.

Practically speaking, this means that if at first you don’t succeed - you can afford to try again. You can go at your own pace or if you need to retake a course online, you can do so at a low-cost without taking on student debt.

You will pay less for your required general education courses - and pay less for your nursing degree.

When you complete online courses through StraighterLine, you can quickly, affordably, and confidently earn the college credit you need, and significantly reduce the cost of your degree. Courses start at $59 with a $99 monthly subscription -- and you can go at your own pace.

You can get ready for success in your nursing degree program.

You can take your prerequisites online in a low-risk environment. Studies have found that students who succeed in online course are more prepared to succeed in their degree programs.

You can transfer your courses to your school.

StraighterLine has partnerships with over 150 accredited colleges -- many have nursing programs -- where your courses can transfer. Check out our course equivalency guides with your school to see which credits transfer. Our courses have also been accepted for credit at over 2,000 other colleges and universities.

Which general education courses will you need for your nursing degree?

Though it depends on the school, most nursing degree programs require the same general education courses. We’ve compiled a list of the most common prerequisite courses nursing students take here at StraighterLine in order to pursue their nursing degree:

1. English Composition

English Composition I is typically required for all majors, no matter your degree program. Most nursing degree programs, however also require that students also complete English Composition II.

Want to try an English Composition course? Take two free trial lessons today.

2. Biology

3. Chemistry

4. Anatomy & Physiology

Interested in trying an Anatomy & Physiology course? Take two free trial lessons.

5. Pharmacology

6. Nutrition

Introduction to Nutrition

7. Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology

8. Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

Want to see how Introduction to Psychology works? Take two free trial lessons on us today.

Pay less for your nursing prerequisites

If you are looking to pay less for your nursing prerequisites, you should consider enrolling in a StraighterLine course. Courses start at $59 with our $99 membership. Start today, enroll immediately -- and go at your own pace.

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