Course Description: Major structural and functional systems of the human body. Cells, tissue, bone, muscle, and nervous system. Laboratory emphasis on microscopic and gross anatomy.
Course Description: Major structural and functional systems of the human body. Digestive, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, and reproductive systems. Physiological interactions among systems. Laboratory emphasis on physiology.
Course Description: Introduction to microbiology, emphasizing health-related aspects. Four lecture and three laboratory hours per week.
Course Description: Survey of inorganic chemistry, treating the basic principles and descriptive material relevant to the health to the health sciences.
Course Description: General introduction to the field of psychology and the modes of natural and human scientific inquiry in psychology. Critical thinking about methods and psychology in the popular press are emphasized. Topics include the neuron and the brain, sensation, and perception, human and animal learning, thinking and memory, language and development, personality and social behavior, and mental illness and treatment.
Course Description: Study of life-span development from the earliest development forward, including infancy, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, old age, and death and dying. The biological, cognitive, personality, social, emotional, and health aspects of development will be covered. Emphasis is on reflection of how developmental issues influence life experience, as well as a critical evaluation of research and theory within psychology. Students will learn to evaluate developmental themes in contexts such as service, community life, and parenting.
Notes: Algebra can be tested out. Must achieve a score of 50 or higher. Information on the tests can be found at www.collegeboard.com. Scores should be submitted directly to Graduate Admissions.
Course Description: Descriptive statistics; probability distributions; hypothesis testing; College estimation; linear regression; applications to life sciences.
Check below for answers to commonly asked questions about APNI prerequisites. You can also download a printable list of APNI Prerequisite Course Information that includes course descriptions and equivalencies to assist in your planning for admission to the program.
Applicants must complete at least 5 of the 8 required prerequisite courses prior to the December 1 application deadline. Successful completion of the three courses listed below, plus two additional prerequisites, is required to apply:
All prerequisites coursework should be completed within 10 years, except where noted.
We strongly recommend you complete any remaining prerequisites as soon as possible after applying to the program. If you are accepted and some of your prerequisites are in process, your acceptance will be provisional until you complete them. You must complete ALL prerequisites before you can enroll in the program and before you start classes in the summer.
Due to the high volume of requests, pre-screening of prerequisite courses is not available prior to application. For courses taken at Washington State Community Colleges, please refer to the course.
No. Prerequisites must be completed within indicated time limits below:
Yes. You can take the CLEP test for the following courses:
You must achieve a score of 50 or higher. Information on the tests can be found at www.collegeboard.com. Scores should be submitted directly to Graduate Admissions.
Online courses are not accepted for Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 or Microbiology with a virtual lab. These courses must be completed with a campus-based lab set-up.
The College of Nursing accepts online coursework taken through a regionally accredited institution for other prerequisite courses.
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