Gateway Community College

Most students will have completed the majority of the prerequisite requirements in their associate degree program. If not all prerequisites are complete, you may be admitted to begin the RN to BSN program immediately; however, successful completion of all prerequisite courses is required to obtain the BSN degree. Completion of prerequisites while inrolled in the RN to BSN program may prolong the time it takes to earn a degree. Not all prerequisites are offered at the University of Cincinnati at all times in an online format. The prerequisite courses can be completed at any regionally accredited institution and transferred to the University of Cincinnati to fulfill the requirement.

The following courses can be completed at Gateway Community College to satisfy prerequisites for the RN to BSN program.

Courses Required
Semester Hours
Gateway Community College Equivalent
Statistics for Health Sciences 3 STA 215
Anatomy & Physiology 8 BIO 137 and 139
Microbiology 3 BIO 225 or BIO 226
Psychology or Sociology
3 PSY 110
Psychology or Sociology 3 Any SOC or PSY Course
Freshman English 3 ENG 101
Intermediate English*
3 ENG 102
History Elective*
3 Any History Course
Fine Arts/Humanities Elective
3 Any Fine Arts or Humanities Course
Cultural Diversity Elective*
3 Any Cultural Diversity Course

*This course is required as part of the RN-BSN curriculum. All other courses are prerequisites.