This page is for people interested in Accelerated BSN programs.  For the UW School of Nursing’s requirements, please visit their website. Also, the following is a general guide for courses you may need to apply to an accelerated nursing program. Requirements vary from school to school. So, it is always necessary to consult the websites of accelerated nursing programs where you know/think you want to apply.

For a pre-accelerated BSN course planning guide, click here. Also consider using our four-year planner to map out your coursework and extracurricular activities.


Many programs require a statistics course. This can be taken in your major department. NOTE: Math 112 is a prerequisite for Chem 103 and Physics 103. In addition, Math 217 or 221 are prerequisites for Physics 201 and 207.


Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Chemistry 108
  • Chemistry 103-104

Biological Sciences


Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Zoology 101-102
  • Biology 151-152
  • Biocore: Students must apply to enroll in Biocore. For more information, visit their website.
    • Biocore 381-382 Evolution, Ecology and Genetics lecture/lab
    • Biocore 383-384 Cellular Biology lecture/lab
    • Biocore 485-486 Organismal Biology lecture/lab
    • Biocore 587 Biological Interactions


Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Microbiology 101-102
  • Microbiology 303-304


  • Physiology (Anat&Phy 335/435 [both include lecture and lab])
  • Anatomy (Anat&Phy 337 [lecture] & 338 [lab])

Psychology/Human Development

  • Introductory Psychology: Psych 202
  • Child Development: HDFS 362 or Psych 460 AND/OR
  • Adult Development: HDFS 363 or Psych 464


Many programs require 6 credits of college level English.

Other courses

Some programs require coursework in the following areas:

  • Organic Chemistry: Chem 341-342
  • Genetics 160
  • Anthropology or Sociology
  • Nutrition
  • Medical terminology
  • CNA certification