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2021 - 2022 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (PRE) Transfer Pathway (AS)

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An Associate of Science transfer pathway with an emphasis in Pre-Nursing will prepare a student to apply for a nursing program at an accredited college. Students who earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing and pass the state licensure examination are licensed as registered nurse (R.N.). R.N.’s may supervise, teach, and delegate nursing care to health team members as well as deliver direct care and treatment.

Suggested Course Plan by Semester  


Pathway Code: NURS

General Education Requirements (47 hours)

Computer Literacy (3 hours)

Humanities (6 hours)

Complete courses from 2 Different Departments (ART, FOL, HIS, HUM, LIT, MIN, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included.

For a list of course options click this link Humanities Elective(s) .

  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) _______________________________________ (Fine Arts Recommended)
  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) _______________________________________  (Ethics or Philosophy Recommended)

Social Sciences (6 hours)

Complete SOC6811 and PSY6711 to fulfill this requirement they are required courses for this transfer pathway.

Science and Math (20 hours)

Complete 20 hours from the listed courses to fulfill requirement. Students have the option of completing BIO4111 Principles of Biology or BIO4119 Environmental Biology w/Lab as one of the requirements.

Recommended Transfer Pathway Electives (15 hours minimum)*

The Associate of Science degree requires a minimum of 15 hours of pathway electives. Students should work with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the most appropriate courses within this block. 

In addition to the recommended transfer electives, PSY6720 - First Year Experience (FYE) is highly recommended as an elective for students enrolled in this pathway.

Elective Option

Some nursing schools require a student to hold a current C.N.A. License prior to being accepted to their nursing program.  Advisors and students should work together to determine program requirements.

Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*

*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley degree; however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.

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