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AA in Pre-Nursing

Associate of Arts

This program includes foundational courses in general education and religion that prepares students to enter nursing programs at other institutions that award either an associate of arts or bachelor of arts degree in nursing and to become a Registered Nurse. Students who have not completed high school Chemistry and Algebra II with the grade of C or above may require additional courses (e.g. Intermediate Algebra, General Chemistry and STNA) to obtain entry into a nursing program.

Completion of the Pre-Nursing AA program at Ohio Christian University does not guarantee a student admission to a nursing program at another institution. Students may need to complete additional requirements in order to matriculate in some nursing programs.


Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate general knowledge and application of Biblical and theological issues and principles.
  • Desire to pursue and complete an Associate or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at an accredited college of nursing.
  • Have sufficient understanding of the scientific and health information required in standard nursing programs to be able to pursue successfully an Associate or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, good communication, and collaborative learning skills as a member of the health profession.

Required Courses




RELIGION - 10 Credits


MAJOR - 14 Credits