Mills’ two-year Pre-Nursing Program consists of core curriculum and basic science courses that prepare students for nursing school. Our program provides a strong foundation in the natural and social sciences, while fostering exploration of the fine arts and letters. Every student who successfully completes the course work at Mills will earn a certificate in pre-nursing and will be well prepared to pursue professional training in nursing school towards a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN).
Guaranteed admission to Boston’s Simmons College—a Mills partnering nursing school—is available to Mills pre-nursing certificate graduates who:
- complete their academic work with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a minimum 3.0 science GPA in certificate course work, and
- earn a C+ or higher in each prerequisite course and a C or higher in each Simmons PLAN course, and
- who have attained an 80% score, or higher, on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
|Nursing Prerequisite Courses||Simmons PLAN Courses (General Education)|
|BIO 010N Introduction to Biology for Health Sciences (with lab)||ENG 001 Critical Reading and Expository Writing|
|CHEM 037N Organic and Biological Chemistry (with lab)||Any Mills Written and Oral Communication II course|
|BIO 031N Human Anatomy for Nurses (with lab)||MATH 003 Pre-Calculus|
|BIO 034N Human Physiology for Nurses (with lab)||PHIL 015 Introduction to Philosophy or PHIL 062 Ethics|
|BIO 041N Microbiology for Nurses (with lab)||Any Mills Race, Power, and Gender course|
|PSYC 049 Fundamental of Psychology||Any Mills Creativity, Innovation, and Experimentation Course|
|PSYC 040 Life-Span Development Psychology||2 sequential semesters of the same world language|
For information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please refer to the Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement.
- To be able to relate the structure and function of the human body at both the macroscopic and microscopic level.
- To understand how the principles of chemistry and biology relate to the functioning of the human body.
- To understand the tools and experimental methods of chemistry and biology as they relate to the study of science.
- To understand how microorganisms are related to the pathology of human disease.