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LVN Prerequisite Courses

All students are required to complete the following pre-requisite courses before transferring to Loma Linda University School of Nursing.  Students can have courses in progress while they are applying, as long as they will be complete before the program begins.

Pre-requisite

Quarter Units

Semester Units

Intermediate Algebra+

4

3

Introduction to Physics+

4

3

Anatomy & Physiology I with lab*

4

3

Anatomy & Physiology II with lab*

4

3

Introduction to Organic Chemistry*

4

3

Introduction to Biochemistry*

4

3

Medical Microbiology*

5

4

Public Speaking

4

3

English (full sequence)**

9

6

General Psychology

4

3

Developmental Psychology

4

3

Introduction to Sociology

4

3

Physical Education

2 activity courses

2 activity courses

Humanities++

17

12

Statistics (for LVN)

4

3

+ A year of Algebra II in high school will also cover this requirement

* Must be completed within the last 5 years

** This is typically one full year (3 Quarters or 2 Semesters) of composition

++ Students must take courses in three different areas, one area must be a foreign language.  Areas include:

  • Foreign Language
  • Applied Art or Music (max of 4 units)
  • Introduction or Art or Music
  • Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Logic

For information regarding which course to take at your college or university, please refer to our Transfer Patterns.