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Pre-Nursing

About the Profession

Nurses are an integral part of the healthcare profession.  While nurse duties can vary depending on the healthcare setting and specialty, nurses' primary role is to advocate and care for patients by observing and monitoring patients, administering medication, and facilitating communication between the patient and physician.

Course Requirements

SUNY Geneseo does not have a Nursing program.  Students currently enrolled at Geneseo that plan to earn a Bachelors degree and ultimately pursue a career in nursing have several options.  Geneseo graduates typically pursue an accelerated program offering a Bachelors in Nursing (BSN).  Programs vary in course requirements, so be sure to review the requirements of all the schools you plan on applying to.  Below are the courses at SUNY Geneseo that are recommended you complete based on most accelerated BSN programs:

Course Requirements

 

SUNY Geneseo

Notes

One year of Biology  

BIOL 117, 119, and 116 (lab)   

Pay attention to course offering schedule (i.e. Fall/Spring)

One lecture with the lab can count as an N/ General Education requirement

One year of General Chemistry   CHEM 116, 118, and 119 (lab)

Pay attention to course offering schedule (i.e. Fall/Spring)

One lecture with the lab can count as an N/ General Education requirement

One semester of Microbiology   BIOL 349 (previously BIOL 230) Pre-req: BIOL 222 or BIOL 271
One year of Anatomy and Physiology  

BIOL 365 and 366

Pay attention to course offering schedule (i.e. Fall/Spring)
One semester of Nutrition   BIOL 210 Offered fall semester only
One year of English   INTD 105 and one ENGL course INTD 105 is the Basic Communication General Education requirement
One semester of Statistics   MATH 262 This could count toward the R/ General Education course requirement
One semester of Sociology   SOCL 100 This could count toward one of the S/ General Education course requirements
One to three semesters of Developmental Psychology covering lifespan   PSYC 215, 216, and 217 This could count toward one of the S/ General Education course requirements

*Check with schools you are interested in apply to for specific course requirements.  Some schools may require additional coursework not listed above.  It is also suggested that students research GPA and prerequisite course grade requirements.