|Course #||Title||Credit Hours||Prerequisites|
|BI 105||Biological Diversity and Ecology||3||None|
|BI 121||Biology Lab I||1||BI 105 (corequisite)|
|BI 106||Structure and Function of Cells and Organisms||3||BI 105 and CH 105|
|BI 122||Biology Lab II||1||BI 105 and BI 121 (prerequuisites)|
|CH 105||Organic Chemistry Concepts I||3||None|
|CH 116||Organic Chemistry Lab I||1||CH 106 (corequisite)|
|CH 106||Organic Chemistry Concepts II||3||CH 105 (with C or better)|
|CH 118||Organic Chemistry Lab II||1||CH 106|
|BI 207||Dynamics of Biological Processes||4||BI 106, CH 106, CH 232|
|CH 232||Intro to Inorganic Chemistry||4||CH 105 and CH 116|
|BI 305||Biostatistics||4||BI 106 or EES 100|
|ND.SS 214||Statistics for Social Sciences||4||None|
|SW 221||The Life Cycle||3||SO 101 or PY 101|
|PY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3||None|
|BI 310||Physiology||4||BI 207|
|BI 367||Comparative Anatomy||3||BI 106, BI 122; BI 368 (corequisite)|
|BI 368||Comparative Anatomy Laboratory||1||BI 367 (corequisite)|
|BI 231||Microbiology I||3||BI 106 and CH 106; BI 232 (corequisite)|
|BI 232||Microbiology I Lab||1||BI 231 (corequisite)|
|BI 331||Microbiology II||3||BI 207; BI 332 (corequisite)|
|BI 332||Microbiology Lab II||1||BI 331 (corequisite)|
|SO 101||Introduction to Sociology||3||None|
|EN___||English Course (in addition to CWS)||3||Varies|
|Varies||Social Science course||3||Varies|
- Recommend Communication courses, Ethics of Health Care, foreign language (especially Spanish), Death and Dying, religion, economics, business, Aging and Society, Mental & Physical Handicaps, Minorities, Social Problems and Social Welfare, abnormal or social psychology, arts, history, and political science. Case Western: Strongly recommended courses for those planning to run a business, EB 201 The Management Process and EB 202 Behavior Analysis of Organizations for leadership.
- These courses reflect requirements for our affiliations with the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University and Johns Hopkins only. Although this course list will be sufficient for most other programs, make sure to check requirements of any schools in which you are interested no later than your sophomore year.
- Note: The nursing school prerequisites of Physiology and Microbiology require Juniata students to also take Bioinorganic Chemistry and Dynamics of Biological Processes to fulfill our prerequisites for these pre-nursing courses. Students, especially those who are not Biology majors, may consider taking Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology elsewhere over the summer. Please consult with your health professions advisor.
- This course list does NOT represent a POE, nor does it cover College requirements. Design a POE in consultation with your advisor. Note: If you are in a 3 +_ program, course work during the first year of professional school can count toward upper level POE requirements.
- Make sure to have an advisor on the Health Professions Committee, preferably Dr. Debra Kirchhof-Glazier.
- In addition to your course work it is mandatory to gain experience in nursing either during the school year or over the summer.
Juniata REQUIREMENTS August, 2012
Case Western Reserve University - Graduate Entry Nursing Program
Regular Progression OR 3 +_ B.S. (Juniata) /M.N. /M.S.N. / D.N.P. Program (3.5 years minimum time from entry to MSN; additional time for DNP is variable; can apply for the PhD or dual degree DNP/PhD in lieu of DNP)
Johns Hopkins University
4+13 month or 17 month B.S./B.S. with a major in nursing from Johns Hopkins
|Course||Case Western||Johns Hopkins|
|Biology I and II with Lab||recommended||need for Juniata|
|Chemistry I and II with Lab||at least 6 credits (general or inorganic chemistry and organic and/or biochemistry) within past 5 years||6-8|
|Sociology or Anthropology||3||3 (Sociology)|
|Life Cycle||3 (Life Span Development)||3 (Human Growth and Development or Developmental Psychology)|
|Statistics||3 credits with ANOVA within past 5 years||3|
|Physiology and Lab||6 total with human focus and lab (within past 5 years)||4|
|Anatomy and Lab||6 total with human focus and lab (within past 5 years)||4|
|Microbiology and Lab||4 (within past 5 years)||4|
Notes: Case Western: 90 semester hours; 3.0 GPA required with at least 2.75 GPA in natural and behavioral sciences and C or higher in all prerequisites. GRE General Test (preferred test): Satisfactory scores required (minimum of: Verbal 150, Quantitative 150, and Analytical Writing 4.0, Miller Analogies Test (MAT): Satisfactory scores required (minimum of 400 after 10/04 or 45 before 10/04). 3 recommendations (at least two faculty) or a Committee letter; apply 6-9 months in advance. Prerequisite courses may be taken over the summer at 4 year or community colleges. Case Western can supply a list of institutions in the Cleveland area for regional students who need to take advantage of this option. If a student earns a C- in a prerequisite course they may be conditionally accepted if they retake the course no later than their final year at Juniata and do well. Applicants for the accelerated Graduate Entry Nursing Program's Senior Year in Professional Studies option MUST have a letter from the Health Professions Committee stating that the student has permission to attend Case Western during their senior year and that Juniata will award the bachelor's degree after the first year at Case Western. Three letters of recommendation are required; two appended to the Committee letter for accelerated applicants and three separate letters for regular applicants, who do not use a Committee letter. The Master of Nursing Degree (MN) is awarded after successful completion of the 2 year MN curriculum.
Johns Hopkins: A science and overall GPA of at least 3.2 is preferred with at least a 3.0 GPA in prerequisite course work. Anatomy and Physiology course work must be taken within 5 years of application. It is strongly recommended that all science prerequisites be taken at Juniata.
Competitive Credentials- 2.8-2.9 Science and overall GPA for BSN; minimum 3.0 Science and overall GPA for master’s programs; GRE in 50th percentile or better in Verbal and Quantitative sections and at least 4 in Analytical Writing . See above for affiliation GPA guidelines.
- American Nurses Association - http://www.nursingworld.org
- American Association of College of Nursing - http://www.aacn.nche.edu/
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners - http://www.aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/index
- Accelerated Nursing Programs for Non-Nursing Graduates - www.aacn.nche.edu/students/accelerated-nursing-programs
- Case Western University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing - http://fpb.cwru.edu/
- Excellent general Information - www.bestnursingdegree.com ; www.discovernursing.com; http://www.onlinenursingprograms.com/; http://www.nursingexplorer.com/
- Financial Aid for Nursing Students - www.aacn.nche.edu/students/financial-aid; http://www.nursingexplorer.com/scholarships
- Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing - http://www.son.jhmi.edu/
- Overview of nursing programs- http://www.allnursingschools.com/faqs/programs.php
- National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists - http://www.nacns.org
- Schools Offering Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs -http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/accelerated-programs
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) information and class locations - www.cnaclasses.org and http://cnaclassescentral.com/
- General Information: http://www.explorehealthcareers.org/en/Index.aspx and http://www.rntobsnonline.com/careers/
SUGGESTED CORE PROGRESSION FOR Pre-NURSING*
*If you are planning to study abroad or if you are in accelerated program consult with your Health Professions advisor to plan your course progression
Bolded courses are offered only in the indicated semester and/or require a specific sequence due to Juniata prerequisites. Non-bolded courses are either offered in both semesters or represent open-ended choices, making them more flexible in when they can be taken. Course progressions after the freshman year are not carved in stone. Your particular course sequence may be different, depending on your situation. Consult with your advisor.
|Freshman Year||BI 105||Biology Lab II|
|Biology Lab I||Organic Chemistry Concepts II (if C or better in OCC I)|
|Organic Chem Concepts I||Organic Chem Lab I|
|Sophomore Year||BI 106||BI 207|
|Intro to Inorganic Chem||English course|
|Organic Chem Lab II||Humanities course|
|Junior Year||Nutrition||Social Science course|
|Microbiology and Lab**||Anatomy and Lab|
|GRE Exam Preparation***||GRE Exam Preparation|
*Developmental Psychology also counts for Johns Hopkins.
**Microbiology I/Lab or Microbiology II/Lab could be taken senior year. Consult with your advisor.
***Both semesters of the year you plan to take the exam (Case Western and other master's programs but only the M.S.N./M.B.A. programs at Johns Hopkins)
If you do an accelerated program plan to finish most or all of the prerequisite courses the year before your final year at Juniata. If you have one or two courses to complete your final year at Juniata, you could be conditionally accepted to professional school based on your academic record up to that point and on successful completion of the remaining prerequisite courses.
If you study abroad the SAFEST strategy is to take ALL prerequisite courses for professional school in the U.S., which may require you to take courses in the U.S. over the summer, preferably at a 4 year institution. However, if this is extremely difficult for your situation, check with the professional schools you wish to attend to see if they will accept courses taken abroad and if so, get their response in writing. Also if you have a Biology POE and will not have BI 207 by the time you go abroad, check with the Biology Department to see if there is a Cell and Molecular course you can take abroad that will enable you to take upper level biology offerings at Juniata your senior year that require BI 207 (ex. Physiology, Immunology, and Microbiology)
Be mindful of your POE courses, which are NOT indicated here. For example, if you have a Biology POE, you will need to take Freshman seminar the spring of your freshman year, Frontiers of Biology the fall of your sophomore year, and Biology 207 at your earliest opportunity after completing Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry.