|Anatomy & Physiology||8 credits|
|Chemistry (must have an organic component)||4 credits|
|Microbiology (preferred) or Genetics||3-4 credits|
|Human Development||3 credits|
|Theology/Religious Studies||3 credits|
|Total prerequisite credits applicable towards degree||61|
|Total credits for degree||136|
Prerequisites may be completed at any accredited college or university. Students who choose to complete their prerequisites at Villanova University need to complete an application through the College of Professional Studies, Office of Part-Time Studies.
In addition to the Nursing prerequisites listed above, Second Degree Students must also fulfill the University's course requirements of the BSN degree. Please see the Transfer of Credits section.