Nursing

Prerequisite Course Equivalents

Accelerated Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) prerequisite courses can be completed at the University of Cincinnati or another accredited institution. Listed below are specific courses at UC and selected other schools that satisfy requirements.

Alternatively, individuals can take prerequisite courses at UC and receive guaranteed admission to the Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN program through the Pre-Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN program. 

To look up how courses from other institutions transfer to UC, visit the Transfer Equivalency Database. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to search for your institution.)

Prerequisite Course Equivalents at UC
Course UC Main Campus
UC Blue Ash & UC Clermont
Anatomy & Physiology I & II
BIOL 2001C & 2002C
BIOL 2001C & 2002C
Microbiology or Elementary Bacteriology BIOL 2031C BIOL 2031C
Pathophysiology ALH 2071 ALH 2071
Pharmacology with Nursing Component
BIOL 2028  
Nutrition NBSN 2107  
Prerequisite Course Equivalents at Cincinnati State Careeer & Technical College
Course Cincinnati State Equivalent
Anatomy & Physiology I & II
BIO 151 & 152
Microbiology or Elementary Bacteriology BIO 220 (available as an on-site/online hybrid)
Pathophysiology BIO 240 (available online)
Pharmacology with Nursing Component
BIO 230
Nutrition & Disease*
DT 125 (available online)
Nutrition for Health* DT 120 (available online)

*The nutrition prerequisite includes two focus areas: disease and health. UC College of Nursing satisfies this requirement with one course.

Prerequisite Course Equivalents at Columbus State Community College
Course Columbus State Equivalent
Anatomy & Physiology I & II
BIO 2300 & 2232
Microbiology or Elementary Bacteriology BIO 2215
Pathophysiology BIO 2263
Pharmacology with Nursing Component
BIO 230
Nutrition & Disease*
 
Nutrition for Health*
HOSP 1153

*The nutrition prerequisite includes two focus areas: disease and health. UC College of Nursing satisfies this requirement with one course.

Prerequisite Course Equivalents at Miami University (Oxford)
Course Miami University
Anatomy & Physiology I & II
ZOO 171 & 172
Microbiology or Elementary Bacteriology MBI 161
Pathophysiology  
Pharmacology with Nursing Component
 
Nutrition & Disease*
 
Nutrition for Health*
KNH 102

*The nutrition prerequisite includes two focus areas: disease and health. UC College of Nursing satisfies this requirement with one course.

Prerequisite Course Equivalents at Ohio State University
Course Ohio State Equivalent
Anatomy & Physiology I & II
ANATOMY 2300 & EEOB 2520
Microbiology or Elementary Bacteriology MICRBIOL 4000
Pathophysiology HTHRHSC 5500
Pharmacology with Nursing Component
NURSING 2470
Nutrition & Disease*
 
Nutrition for Health*
 

*The nutrition prerequisite includes two focus areas: disease and health. UC College of Nursing satisfies this requirement with one course.

Prerequisite Course Equivalents at Sinclair Community College
Course Sinclair Equivalent
Anatomy & Physiology I & II
BIO 1141 & 1242
Microbiology or Elementary Bacteriology BIO 2205
Pathophysiology ALH 2220
Pharmacology with Nursing Component
ALH 2202
Nutrition & Disease*
 
Nutrition for Health*
DIT 1525

*The nutrition prerequisite includes two focus areas: disease and health. UC College of Nursing satisfies this requirement with one course.

Prerequisite Course Equivalents Offered Online
Course Online College or University Equivalent
Anatomy & Physiology I & II

Marian University, Indianapolis, IN - BIO 225 & 226

Portage Learning - BIOD 151 & 152

University of Phoenix - NSCI 280 & 281

University of New England - ANAT 1005 & PHSL 1010

Microbiology or Elementary Bacteriology

Marian University, Indianapolis, IN - BIO 214

Portage Learning - BIOD 171

University of Iowa (College of Medicine) - 061: 190

University of New England - BIOL 1020/1020L

Pathophysiology

Portage Learning - NURS 231

University of Iowa (College of Nursing) - NURS 096: 118

University of New England - BIOL 1030

Pharmacology with Nursing Component

Indiana University - Nursing P-345

Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI - NUR 121

Portage Learning - NURS 251

Nutrition & Disease*

Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI - NUR 207 (Normal Therapeutic Nutrition)

Portage Learning - BIOD 121

University of California San Diego - BIOL 40321

Nutrition for Health*

Brigham Young University - NDFS 100 (Essentials of Nutrition 1)

Portage Learning - BIOD 121

University of New England - NTRN 1010

*The nutrition prerequisite includes two focus areas: disease and health. UC College of Nursing satisfies this requirement with one course.