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.

Degrees & Certificates


LPN Advising

Applications and Admissions

LPN Applications will open May 15 and close June 25, 2018

Potential Funding Opportunities

Current Students

Contact & Location

  • Email for general inquiries
  • Call for appointment: 253-833-9111, ext. 2641
  • Health Occupation Admissions
    Career & Advising Center
    Student Affairs & Success Building, 104

Faculty Listing


Green River College’s Nursing Program Pursues Pre- Accreditation Candidacy

The Green River College Practical Nursing program is pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2500. Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Betsy Frank, NLN CNEA Associate Director, no later than August 24, 2018.