Misericordia University ABSN Prerequisites

In order to be accepted into our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program, you must first complete each of the prerequisites below with a grade of “C” or higher.

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Students are allowed to retake only one failed prerequisite course (i.e., grades of C- through F). A withdrawal (W) is not considered a failure, a student with a W may apply for admission.

While Introduction to Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology I, and Anatomy and Physiology II must have been completed within the past seven years of your enrollment date, these biology prerequisites can be taken online through Misericordia University. Those who enroll in these courses will gain valuable experience with our online learning platform, preparing you for online, accelerated nursing coursework.

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Science PrerequisitesCredits
Introduction to Microbiology*4
Anatomy and Physiology I*4
Anatomy and Physiology II*4
Fundamentals of Food and Nutrition3
General PrerequisitesCredits
Basic Statistics3
Introduction to Psychology3
Child and Adolescent Psychology3
Comparative Sociology3

* Grade date cannot exceed seven years.

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Advanced Standing Transfer Student Policy

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

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