Pre-Nursing

Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, maintaining, and recovering optimal health and functioning. It is a science and an art that focuses on promoting quality of life as defined by persons and families, throughout their life experiences from birth to care at the end of life.

Nursing Programs

There are several options for pursuing a nursing career.  You can apply to the nursing program at George Fox during the freshman year after you complete the prerequisite classes.  Another option is to complete a degree at George Fox and apply to an accelerated nursing program for a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing.

This information is provided for educational purposes. Check the programs you are interested in for current prerequisites.             


Course Prerequisites for George Fox University's Nursing Program

Biology BIOL 331/332 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4/4
BIOL 367 Microbiology 4
Chemistry CHEM 151/152 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry 4/4
Communication COMM 100 Introduction to Communication 3
Ethics PHIL 230 Ethics 3
Mathematics College Algebra (MATH 180 or higher) 3
Nutrition FCSC 300 Nutrition 3
Psychology PSYC 150 General Psychology 3
Sociology SOCI 150 Principles of Sociology 3
SOCI 310 Cultural Anthropology 3
Writing WRIT 110 Freshman Composition 3

Accelerated BS-RN Program

One year intensive program leading to a bachelor’s degree in nursing designed for students who receive a Bachelor’s Degree in another field.

Biology BIOL 331/332 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4/4
BIOL 367 or 370 Microbiology 4
BIOL 350 Genetics 4
Chemistry CHEM 151/152 (or higher) General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry 4/4
Sociology SOCI 150 Principles of Sociology 3
SOCI 310 Cultural Anthropology 3
Psychology PSYC 150 General Psychology 3
PSYC 310 Lifespan Human Development 3
Statistics PSYC 340 Statistical Procedures 3
Nutrition FCSC 300 Nutrition 3

Masters Entry Program In Nursing

Intensive program leading to a master’s degree in nursing designed for students who receive a Bachelor’s Degree in another field.

Biology BIOL 331/332 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4/4
BIOL 367 or 370 Microbiology 4
BIOL 350 Genetics 4
Chemistry CHEM 151/152 (or higher) General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry 4/4
Psychology PSYC 310 Lifespan Human Development 3
Statistics PSYC 340 Statistical Procedures 3
Nutrition FCSC 300 Nutrition 3

The GRE may be required for entrance.