Pre-Nursing Qualifications Certificate

Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka

The Certificate in Pre-Nursing Qualifications (CPNQ) prepares students to apply to professional nursing programs. The certificate includes General Education Requirements (GER) in communication, computation, and human relations. The listed courses provide pre- and co- requisite preparation for successful application to most nursing programs. This certificate exceeds the minimum requirements for the UAA/UAS AAS Registered Nurse (RN) program. Further, it includes most of the pre-requisite course requirements for the UAA BS in Nursing program. Completion of this certificate is not a guarantee of admission into any particular nursing program.

The CPNQ Certificate requires a minimum of 52 credits, with 19 of these credits in the GERs. At least 9 credits must be taken at UAS. A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all courses. Program details are listed below.

Minimum Credit Hours52
General Requirements19
Program Requirements36-38
General Requirements
Written Communication Skills
ENGL S111Methods of Written Communication3
ENGL S211Intermediate Composition: Writing About Literature3
or ENGL S212 Technical Writing
Oral Communication Skills
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Oral Communication 1
Small Group Communication and Team Building 1
Interpersonal Communication 1
Public Speaking 1
Computational Skills
MATH S105Intermediate Algebra4
Social Sciences
PSY S101Introduction to Psychology3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Sociology
Program Requirements
BIOL S111Human Anatomy and Physiology I 24
BIOL S112Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL S240Introductory Microbiology4
CHEM S103Introduction to General Chemistry4
CHEM S104A Survey of Organic and Biochemistry4
HS S105Certified Nurse Aide Training6-9
or HS S119 Emergency Medical Technician I
HS S135Medical Terminology3
HS S203Science of Nutrition3
PSY S250Lifespan Development3

Grade C 2.00 or better


Students without a science or healthcare background should take HS S135 before taking BIOL S111.