Although each school provides different requirements and course offerings, below are examples of courses that fulfill the Master's Entry Program in Nursing prerequisites from UC Davis; California State University, Sacramento; DeAnza College; Los Rios Community College District; Santa Monica College; Sacramento Los Rios Community College District; Sierra College; San Diego Community College District; West Los Angeles College and Woodland Community College. All prerequisites are required at the college level from an accredited school and must be completed prior to submitting an application. Additionally, each course may only satisfy one prerequisite.

Please note that these lists are only examples. Applicants may email HS-BettyIreneMooreSON@ucdavis.edu with questions regarding prerequisite course eligibility and should include the full course titles, course descriptions, and school names for any courses in question.

Chemistry with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • One CHE 2 series course: General Chemistry

Human Anatomy with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • EXB 106 + EXP 106L: Human Gross Anatomy + Human Gross Anatomy Laboratory

Human Physiology with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • NPB 101: Systemic Physiology
  • And NPB 101L: Systemic Physiology Laboratory

Microbiology or Bacteriology with lab (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • MIC 101: Introductory Microbiology

Statistics or Epidemiology (minimum 4 quarter/3 semester units)

  • STA 13: Elementary Statistics

Psychology (general or above) (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSC 1: General Psychology
  • Or PSC 100: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Or PSC 161: Psychology of the Self
  • Or PSC 168: Abnormal Psychology

Sociology or Cultural Anthropology (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • SOC 1: Introduction to Sociology
  • Or ANT 2: Cultural Anthropology

Human Development Across Lifespan (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • HDE 100A: Infancy and Early Childhood
  • And HDE 100B: Middle Childhood and Adolescence
  • And HDE 100C: Adulthood and Aging

Communication (must include group, verbal and written principles) (minimum total of 9 quarter/6 semester units)

  • Group Communication
    • CMN 120: Interpersonal Communication
    • Or CMN 130: Group Communication
  • Verbal Communication
    • CMN 1: Introduction to Public Speaking
    • Or CMN 3: Interpersonal Communication Competence
  • Written Communication
    • UWP 1: Expository Writing
    • Or UWP 101: Advanced Composition

Chemistry with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • CHEM 1A: General Chemistry I
  • Or CHEM 1B: General Chemistry II

Human Anatomy with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • BIO 22: Introductory Human Anatomy

Human Physiology with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • BIO 131: Systemic Physiology

OR Combined Human Anatomy and Physiology Series with labs (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units each)

  • BIO 25: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • And BIO 26: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Microbiology or Bacteriology with lab (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • BIO 39: Microbiology for Allied Health Students
  • Or BIO 139: General Microbiology

Statistics or Epidemiology (minimum 4 quarter/3 semester units)

  • STAT 1: Introduction to Statistics
  • HLSC 148: Epidemiology

Psychology (general or above) (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYC 2: Introductory Psychology
  • Or PSYC 110: Cognitive Psychology

Sociology or Cultural Anthropology (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • SOC 1: Principles of Sociology
  • Or ANTH 2: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Human Development Across Lifespan (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • CHDV 30: Human Development

Communication (must include group, verbal and written principles) (minimum total of 9 quarter/6 semester units)

  • Group Communication
    • COMS 5: The Communication Experience
    • Or COMS 105: Communication in Small Groups
  • Verbal Communication
    • COMS 4: Introduction to Public Speaking
    • Or COMS 8: Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Written Communication
    • ENGL 1: Basic Writing Skills
    • Or ENGL 20: College Composition II
    • Or ENGL 120A: Advanced Composition

Chemistry with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • CHEM 1A: General Chemistry
  • Or CHEM 1B: General Chemistry II

Combined Human Anatomy and Physiology Series with labs (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units each)

  • BIO 40A: Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • And BIO 40B: Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • And BIO 40C: Human Anatomy and Physiology

Microbiology or Bacteriology with lab (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • BIO 26: Introductory Microbiology

Statistics or Epidemiology (minimum 4 quarter/3 semester units)

  • MATH 10: Elementary Statistics and Probability

Psychology (general or above) (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYC 1: General Psychology

Sociology or Cultural Anthropology (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • SOC 1: Introduction to Sociology
  • Or ANTH 2: Cultural Anthropology

Human Development Across Lifespan (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYC 14: Developmental Aspects of Psychology

Communication (must include group, verbal and written principles) (minimum total of 9 quarter/6 semester units)

  • Group Communication
    • SPCH 15: Critical Decision-Making in Groups
    • Or SPCH 16: Interpersonal Communication
  • Verbal Communication
    • SPCH 1: Public Speaking
    • Or SPCH 8: Argumentation and Critical Inquiry in Oral Communication
    • Or SPCH 10: Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
    • EWRT 1A: Composition and Reading
    • Or EWRT 2: Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking

American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College

Chemistry with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • CHEM 400 or 401: General Chemistry
  • Or CHEM 309: Integrated General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

Combined Human Anatomy and Physiology Series with labs (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units each)

  • BIOL 430 and 431: Anatomy and Physiology

Microbiology or Bacteriology with lab (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • BIOL 440: General Microbiology

Statistics or Epidemiology (minimum 4 quarter/3 semester units)

  • STAT 300: Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Psychology (general or above) (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYCH 300: General Principles

Sociology or Cultural Anthropology (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • SOC 300: Introductory Sociology
  • Or ANTH 310: Cultural Anthropology

Human Development Across Lifespan (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYC 370: Human Development: A Life Span

Communication (must include group, verbal and written principles) (minimum total of 9 quarter/6 semester units)

  • Group Communication
    • SPEECH 331: Group Discussion
    • Or SPEECH 361: The Communication Experience
  • Verbal Communication
    • SPEECH 301: Public Speaking
    • Or SPEECH 321: Interpersonal Communication
  • Written Communication
    • ENGWR 101: College Writing
    • Or ENGWR 300: College Composition
    • Or ENGWR 302: Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking

San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego Miramar College

Chemistry with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • CHEM 200 + 200L: General Chemistry I + General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Or CHEM 201 + 201L: General Chemistry II + General Chemistry II Laboratory

Human Anatomy with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • BIOL 230: Human Anatomy

Human Physiology with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • BIOL 235: Human Physiology

Microbiology or Bacteriology with lab (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • BIOL 205: General Microbiology

Statistics or Epidemiology (minimum 4 quarter/3 semester units)

  • MATH 119: Elementary Statistics

Psychology (general or above) (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYC 101: General Psychology

Sociology or Cultural Anthropology (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • SOCO 101: Principles of Sociology
  • Or ANTH 103: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Human Development Across Lifespan (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYC 230: Psychology of Lifespan Development

Communication (must include group, verbal and written principles) (minimum total of 9 quarter/6 semester units)

  • Group Communication
    • COMS 170: Small Group Communication
  • Verbal Communication
    • COMS 103: Oral Communication
    • Or COMS 104: Advanced Public Communication
  • Written Communication
    • ENGL 49: Basic Composition
    • Or ENGL 101: Reading and Composition

Chemistry with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • CHEM 11: General Chemistry I
  • Or CHEM 12: General Chemistry II
  • Or CHEM 19: Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

Human Anatomy with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • ANATMY 1: General Human Anatomy
  • Or ANATMY 2: Advanced Human Anatomy

Human Physiology with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • PHYS 3: Human Physiology

Microbiology or Bacteriology with lab (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • MCRBIO 1: Fundamentals of Microbiology

Statistics or Epidemiology (minimum 4 quarter/3 semester units)

  • MATH 54: Elementary Statistics

Psychology (general or above) (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYCH 1: General Psychology

Sociology or Cultural Anthropology (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • SOCIOL 1: Introduction to Sociology
  • Or ANTHRO 2: Cultural Anthropology

Human Development Across Lifespan (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYCH 19: Lifespan Human Development

Communication (must include group, verbal and written principles) (minimum total of 9 quarter/6 semester units)

  • Group Communication
    • COM ST 16: Fundamentals of Small Group Discussion
    • Or COM ST 9: Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Verbal Communication
    • COM ST 11: Elements of Public Speaking
    • Or COM ST 35: Interpersonal Communication
  • Written Communication
    • ENGL 1: Reading and Composition I
    • Or ENGL 31: Advanced Composition

Chemistry with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • CHEM 0001A: General Chemistry I
  • Or CHEM 0001B: General Chemistry II

Human Anatomy with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • BIOL 0005: Human Anatomy

Human Physiology with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • BIOL 0006: Human Physiology

Microbiology or Bacteriology with lab (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • BIOL 0004: Microbiology
  • Or BIO 139: General Microbiology

Statistics or Epidemiology (minimum 4 quarter/3 semester units)

  • MATH 0013: Elementary Statistics

Psychology (general or above) (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYC 0100: General Principles of Psychology

Sociology or Cultural Anthropology (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • SOC 0001: Introduction to Sociology
  • Or ANTH 0002: Cultural Anthropology

Human Development Across Lifespan (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYC 0104: Developmental Psychology

Communication (must include group, verbal and written principles) (minimum total of 9 quarter/6 semester units)

  • Group Communication
    • COMM 0003: Group Communication
    • Or COMM 0005: Communication Experience
  • Verbal Communication
    • COMM 0001: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    • Or COMM 0008: Interpersonal Communication
  • Written Communication
    • ENGL 0001A: Introduction to Composition

Chemistry with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • CHEM 101: General Chemistry I
  • Or CHEM 102: General Chemistry II

Human Anatomy with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • ANATOMY 1: Introduction to Human Anatomy

Human Physiology with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • PHYSIOL: Introduction to Human Physiology

Microbiology or Bacteriology with lab (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • MICRO 20: General Microbiology

Statistics or Epidemiology (minimum 4 quarter/3 semester units)

  • MATH 227: Statistics

Psychology (general or above) (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYCH 1: General Psychology

Sociology or Cultural Anthropology (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • SOC 1: Introduction to Sociology
  • OR ANTHRO 102: Human Ways of Life: Cultural Anthropology

Human Development Across Lifespan (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYCH 41: Life-Span Psychology: From Infancy to Old Age

Communication (must include group, verbal and written principles) (minimum total of 9 quarter/6 semester units)

  • Group Communication
    • COMM 151: Small Group Communication
  • Verbal Communication
    • COMM 101: Public Speaking
  • Written Communication
    • ENGLISH 101: College Reading and Composition I
    • Or ENGLISH 102: College Reading and Composition II
    • Or ENGLISH 103: Composition and Critical Thinking

Chemistry with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • CHEM 1A: General Chemistry

Human Anatomy with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • BIOL 4: Human Anatomy

Human Physiology with lab (minimum 5 quarter/3 semester units)

  • BIOL 5: Human Physiology

Microbiology or Bacteriology with lab (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • BIOL 6: Introductory Microbiology

Statistics or Epidemiology (minimum 4 quarter/3 semester units)

  • STAT 1: Introduction to Statistical Methods

Psychology (general or above) (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYCH 1A: General Psychology

Sociology or Cultural Anthropology (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • SOCIL 1: Introduction to Sociology
  • Or ANTHR 2: Cultural Anthropology

Human Development Across Lifespan (minimum 3 quarter/2 semester units)

  • PSYCH 41: Lifespan Development

Communication (must include group, verbal and written principles) (minimum total of 9 quarter/6 semester units)

  • Group Communication
    • SPECH 6: Small Group Communication
  • Verbal Communication
    • SPECH 1: Public Speaking
  • Written Communication
    • ENGL 1A: College Composition and Reading
    • Or ENGL 1C: Critical Thinking/Advanced Composition