PN Prerequisites

Prerequisites for Practical Nursing

Dept./Course #Course TitleCredits
BIO& 241*+ Anatomy & Physiology I 5
BIO& 242*+ Anatomy & Physiology II 5
BIO& 260* Microbiology 5
CHEM& 121* Introduction to Chemistry 5
CMST& 210, 
CMST& 220,
or CMST& 230
Communication Studies 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
MATH& 146* Introduction to Statistics 5
NUTR& 101* Nutrition 5
PSYC& 200* Lifespan Psychology 5

A minimum grade of 2.5 or higher is required in each nursing and supporting course.

One course may be in progress at the time of application.
* 7 year expiration, Must be taken after August 2012
+ Must be completed at the same college

Note: BIOL& 160 is required before taking BIOL& 241; PSYC& 100 is required before taking PSYC& These courses (BIOL&160 and PSYC&100) do not count as pre-requisites to apply to the program.

Repeats: Only 2 pre-requisite courses may be repeated within 5 years of the desired program start For example, between the time period of 2012 and 2017, you can only have 2 courses that you have repeated.

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Applications and Admissions

LPN Applications will open May 24 and close June 24, 2019

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Contact & Location

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  • Call for appointment: 253-833-9111, ext. 2641
  • Health Occupation Admissions
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The Green River College Practical Nursing program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.

The Green River College Practical Nursing program is fully accredited by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.