Pre-Nursing Prerequisite Information

Course Information

Course Information

NRSG 200 Human Growth and Development

  • 3 credits, Offered Fall/Spring
  • Description: This course focuses on human development from conception to death with an emphasis on the lifespan perspective. Cognitive, psychosocial, behavioral, sociocultural and ecological systems theories are explored as well as the impact of genetic and environmental factors.

NRSG 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/ lab

  • 4 credits, Offered Fall/Spring
  • Description: This course is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Topics covered include cell structure, function and biochemistry; characteristics of tissues; control systems and homeostasis; and skeletal, muscle, and nervous system function. Laboratory experiences.

NRSG 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/ lab

  • 4 credits, Offered Fall/Spring
  • Description: The course examines structures and functions associated with specific organ systems, and functional integration of these systems in homeostatic regulation of the body. Focus is on the endocrine, cardiovascular, urogenital, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. Laboratory experiences.

NRSG 205 Fundamentals of Microbiology w/ lab

  • 3 credits, Offered Fall/Spring
  • Description: This course introduces students to core principles and concepts of microbiology. Topic areas include microorganisms(bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses), microbial taxonomy, technology used to study microorganisms, microbial life cycle/metabolism and host-microbe interaction. Laboratory experiences.

NRSG 207 Clinical Nutrition

  • 3 credits, Offered Fall/Spring
  • Description: This course introduces nutrition science knowledge that emphasizes 1) basic biochemical functions and interactions of macronutrients/micronutrients and effect on human physiology, and 2) how nutrition research is used to develop dietary recommendations for individuals and specific populations.

Registration Request Process

The pre-requisite registration process happens twice a year for fall and spring course offerings. In order to be considered* for your selected pre-requisite course, a registration form with your name and information must be submitted before the form expires. When completing the registration request, you will be asked for the following information:

  • Name
  • Student ID
  • Classification (rising Sophomore, Junior, etc)
  • Intended Major
  • Name of course and course/class number
  • Lab day preference if applicable

    *Please note: SON’s policy also states that Pre-Nursing students have first access to all pre-requisite classes. All other intended majors will be considered by career status (seniors, juniors, sophomores) based on availability.*

We will release dates for when the form opens/closes each semester prior to the Emory College’s advisement sessions. Please check back on this page for updated information. The registration is only only available during certain periods of time.

The form will be live: Test date - Test Date

Resources/Policy Handbooks

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How will I be registered?

The SON Prerequisite team will register you based on your submission date, intended major (pre-nursing students have priority), and student classification (senior, junior, etc)

When will I be notified?

You will be notified of your registration no later than the last date of drop/add

What happens if I do not get registered for my requested class?

You will be placed one our waitlist for the following semester. You must still submit a request via form the following semester in order for your enrollment request to be processed.

I see open seats in a pre-requisite class. Why am I not able to register?

In order to be as fair as possible, the SON Prerequisite team works from the waitlist to fill spots based on our priority lists. A seat may appear open on Course Leaf, but that does not necessarily mean it is truly available.