Nursing programs now focus on training individuals with the end result being a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Many BSN programs will admit students with a minimum of 60 credits of prerequisite courses with the assumption that the remaining courses and clinical training will be completed within their program. In addition, most nursing schools also have accelerated BSN programs for individuals who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in another field. Thus, a student who completes a degree at Fort Lewis College that includes the prerequisites of the BSN program could be admitted to an accelerated program and obtain a BSN as a second college degree. A pre-health professions advisor can help each student determine which route is best in pursuing a nursing degree.
NURSING - PREREQUISITES OFFERED AT FORT LEWIS COLLEGE:
Two (2) additional science courses, one with lab
One (1) course in Creative Arts (some suggested courses are Mu 102, Thea 101).
One (1) course in Macroeconomics or History or Political Science (some suggested courses are ECON 364 ; HIST 160 or HIST 261; PS 110, PS 101, or PS 120).