ABSN Prerequisites and Requirements

As a career changer, it is important to remember that being a nurse requires a strong aptitude for science, biology and math. Therefore, if your existing bachelor’s degree is not in a science-related field, you will most likely be required to complete a series of prerequisite courses before you can apply to our ABSN program in Cincinnati.

Admissions Requirements

We seek applicants who have the dedication and academic potential required to provide safe, ethical and competent patient care in today’s complex health care environments.

To enroll in our ABSN program in Cincinnati, you must:

  • Hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70.
  • Complete all prerequisite courses within the grade requirements.

Prerequisite Courses

You must complete or show completion of the following prerequisite courses within the last five years:


Minimum Grade Requirement

Microbiology B-
Human Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology I B-
Human Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology II B-
Statistics C

Contact us to learn more about our ABSN prerequisites.

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