Azusa Pacific University System
Pre-Nursing Health Science
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The 16-unit Pre-Nursing Health Science Certificate at LAPU offers students the opportunity to complete science and lab courses that are required by most nursing and health-related degree programs. Integrating core science subjects with a Christian worldview, along with lab experience, this certificate will fulfill nursing prerequisites and help students on a path to various careers in the healthcare field.
- Prepare for advanced studies in nursing and professional programs in health care
- Complete lab experience and requirements without visiting a formal laboratory
- Integrate a Christian worldview
- Establish academic skills and habits needed to enter most nursing programs
- Support career aspirations in a variety of roles in the health care field
The Pre-Nursing Health Science Certificate prepares students for entry into nursing and health degree programs, along a journey toward a variety of careers such as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), registered nurse (RN), physical therapist, and many others. Whether it is nursing, physical therapy, or another career, the Pre-Nursing Health Science Certificate will prepare students to advance their professional potential. This certificate is designed to help students who want to apply to a nursing or health degree program, by allowing them to complete the common science prerequisites. For example, this certificate can be used as preparatory work for some Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing programs (though admission is not guaranteed). (Students should check with other schools as to whether this certificate meets nursing prerequisites.)
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