Misericordia University ABSN Prerequisites

In order to be accepted into our accelerated nursing program, you first must complete each of the prerequisites below with a “C” grade or higher. All of Misericordia University’s ABSN prerequisite courses are available online.

Any retakes of a failed (i.e. grades of “C-” through “F”) prerequisite course are not permitted, and the candidate is considered ineligible for nursing admission. A withdrawal (W) is not considered a failure; a student with a W may apply for admission.

Science Prerequisites


Introduction to Microbiology*4
Anatomy and Physiology I*4
Anatomy and Physiology II*4
Fundamentals of Nutrition3


General Prerequisites


Basic Statistics3
Introduction to Psychology3
Child and Adolescent Psychology3
Comparative Sociology3

* Grade date cannot exceed 7 years.

Advance Standing Transfer Student Policy

Students who have earned 60 or more transferable credits are ineligible to enroll in a community college course while being admitted to Misericordia University. If you’re an advance standing transfer student, you must complete all community college courses prior to submitting an application file for admission to Misericordia, or complete any remaining required course at Misericordia or another regionally accredited bachelor degree-granting institution.

Contact us to learn more about our ABSN prerequisite courses.

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