Associate in Pre-Nursing Science

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Why Study Pre-Nursing Science? 

Our enterprising Pre Nursing majors have an advantage in the challenging and competitive field of Nursing. Our industry-respected curriculum prepares you for application to the ASN or BSN programs. Graduates can gain advanced experience by entering the workforce in health-related support roles. 

What You'll Learn 

This future-minded degree provides a solid starting point on your journey toward a nursing career by equipping you with a thorough understanding of science. Coursework focuses on major area requirements including biology, anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.

Program Details

An Associate’s degree gives you a forward-looking education, while introducing you to the creative and critical thinking skills you need to advance professionally and personally. View the core requirements and electives needed to earn an Associate in Pre-Nursing Science from Columbia College.

Associate degree programs offer a focused exploration of general education subjects and can typically be completed in two years. Graduates are prepared to either shape their path in the workforce or advance to a bachelor's program. Bachelor's degree programs provide transformative study in a specific subject area to prepare you for new and leading-edge career opportunities.

  • Microbiology 
  • Physiology 
  • Anatomy 
  • Medical terminology 
  • Biology 
  • Introduction to Nursing

Careers & Outcomes 

The Associate in Science in Pre-Nursing Science from Columbia College prepares students for application to the ASN or BSN programs. Graduates may also enter the workforce in health-related support roles. 

Continue your studies with: 

  • Mental health nursing 
  • Therapeutic communication 
  • Pharmacology 
  • Medical surgical nursing 
  • Women's and infants' health 
  • Pathophysiology

Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.


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