Confirm your interest in nursing, prepare academically and develop the necessary skills and experience.
This is a general guideline. Please check individual schools for their specific pre-requisites.
Biology (BILD 1, 2, 3) + 4 unit upper division bio lab
General Chemistry (Chem 6ABC) + lab (Chem 7L)
Organic Chemistry (40ABC) *40AB is a pre-req for Biochem
Anatomy + lab (take at Extension or community college)
Human Physiology (BILD 26, BIPN 100, or BIPN 102) + lab (BIPN 105)
Microbiology (BIMM 120) + lab (BIMM 121).
Statistics (Math 11, Psych 60,etc.)
Conduct an informational interview, shadow or volunteer with a nurse. Find nurses through your network of family and friends, and professional associations.
New! Nursing Hearts at UCSD is the only club dedicated solely to the nursing profession at the UCSD campus. Our goal is to raise awareness and inform on the broad subject of nursing. We aim to support pre-nursing students with various resources and community through a network of other nursing-bound students. We welcome anyone who may be interested in nursing as a potential career or to simply satisfy curiosity. Get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Nursing Hearts Facebook or Instagram.