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 or higher.  

Students entering the program after the Fall of 2016 will need to take the TEAS VI.  Students will be limited to one attempt and must score 60.0 or higher in order to be accepted into the program. 

*Traditional Students- TEAS scores must be submitted before April 1.

**Second Degree Applicants- If you have not already taken the TEAS, please schedule it as soon as you are invited for an interview; scores must be received by June 1st at the latest.


  • You must receive a grade of C+ or greater in all prerequisite courses.
  • All courses with a lab component must be taken live/in classroom.
  • 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 (Traditional).
  • Students must be matriculated at Wagner College for one year (two semesters; not including summer) prior to beginning the Nursing Program.  (Traditional)

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