APNI Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite Courses

The College of Nursing is aware that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic most colleges nationwide moved to online courses only. For students applying for Summer 2021 and 2022 admission, we will accept online prerequisite coursework taken through regionally accredited institutions. 

General Requirements for APNI Prerequisite Courses

  • A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required in each prerequisite.
  • All prerequisites must be completed before program starts in the summer.
  • Must complete at least 5 of the 8 required prerequisite courses prior to the December 1 application deadline including the following three: Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, and Microbiology.
  • There are limits to how long ago you took a prerequisite course and whether it will meet admissions requirements (see FAQs below for specific requirements). Prerequisite time limits apply to the application deadline and not the program start date.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the College of Nursing will accept online coursework taken through a regionally accredited institution for Summer 2021 and 2022 admission

Download a list of APNI Prerequisite Information

Biology and Chemistry Courses

Psychology Courses

Math Courses

Common Questions about APNI Prerequisite Courses

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. 

Attend an Information Session

Learn more about the DNP program at an upcoming online information session.

APNI-DNP Sessions for Non-Nurse Applicants

Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 5 to 6 PM PDT


DNP Sessions for RN Applicants

Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 5 to 6 PM PDT


Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 5 to 6 PM PDT