Prerequisites for Traditional and Second-Degree Programs

Prerequisites (Cognates) for a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Nursing
(Traditional 4-Year and Second-Degree Programs)

  • Biology 209, 210 with Labs (2 units)
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II
    • Fall and Spring, Freshman Year
  • Psychology 101 or Sociology 101 or Anthropology 101 (1 unit)
    • Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology or General Anthropology
  • Microbiology 200 with Lab (1 unit)
    • Intermediate Learning Community
    • Only Spring Sophomore Year
  • Nutrition (1 unit)
    • Intermediate Learning Community
    • Only Spring Sophomore Year

In addition to the above courses:
Cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Students entering the program after the Fall of 2016 will need to take the TEAS VI. You will be limited to one attempt and must score 60.0 or higher to be accepted into the program. Scores must be submitted before April 1.


  • You must receive a grade of C+ or greater in prerequisite courses.
  • Nursing courses cannot be taken unless all prerequisites (cognates) are completed.
  • All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Spring Semester in which you are applying.  Example:  Application deadline February 15, 2009 - Course work must be completed by June 1, 2009.
  • Students must be matriculated at Wagner College for one year (two semesters; not including summer) prior to beginning the Nursing Program.  This applies to Traditional students only.

Wagner College Office of Admissions page
Click here to find more information on the TEAS exam.