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MENP Prerequisites

​General Information

The f​our MENP pre-requisite courses are listed below and must

  • Be completed within 7 years before starting the MENP program
  • Be completed at a regionally-accredited college or university
  • Have minimum grades of C or better. Pass/Fail grades will not be accepted.
  • Be completed before the start of term to which you are applying
In addition:

  • Applicants must complete at least two courses to be considered for conditional admission
  • Applicants who have completed all of the pre-requisites are given priority consideration in the review process
  • Students who do not have science backgrounds are encouraged to complete 3-4 pre-requisites before applying
  • The School of Nursing strongly recommends applicants take no more than two online courses towards pre-requisites.
    • ​The prerequisite delivery mode is one aspect of the committee's holistic approach to application review. Other considerations include previous degrees awarded, overall academic ability, recommendation letters, writing sample, and the strength of the applicant in comparison to the applicant pool.​
NOTE: We do not accept pr​erequisite courses taken through: Corexcel, Penn Foster,, Straighterline, or

​Courses and Course Content

General descriptions of what the pre-requisite courses should cover is listed here for your convenience.

A college-level general chemistry course that covers concepts such as measurements in chemistry; ionic and molecular compounds; chemical reactions and chemical equilibrium; gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; acids and bases. Must include a lab.
A one-term course in any of the above areas. Must include a lab.
If taking organic chemistry it should be a survey course that covers the nature of the covalent bond, structure of organic compounds, and their reactions and reaction mechanisms. Introduces structure and biochemical functions of compounds important to life.
A survey course of the physical structure of human cells, tissues, and organs. This may be a stand-alone Human Anatomy course or it may be a combined Human Anatomy and Physiology course. If you take the stand-alone Human Anatomy, you must take the stand-alone Human Physiology and not the sequenced Anatomy & Physiology combined.  It must include a lab component.
A survey course of the function and regularion of the human body and physiological integration of the organ systems to maintain homeostasis. Course content should cover the major function of the major organs and organ systems of the body. If you take the stand-alone Human Anatomy, you must take the stand-alone Human Physiology and not the sequenced Anatomy & Physiology combined. It must include a lab component.