Most college nursing programs require you to take a rigorous science-centered course load, and to participate in hands-on activities in healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, and laboratories.
Nursing major requirements can vary from school to school, but usual nursing requirements include a nutrition course, Chemistry 1 and 2 with at least one lab, Introduction to Psychology, Human Anatomy (structure of the body), Physiology (function of body parts), Human Development, Microbiology, Nursing Science or Nursing Fundamentals, Pharmacology, and Gerontology (study of older adults).
Other programs might require women and infant health courses, leadership management, communication courses, ethics courses, population health courses.
Other classes/electives you could take that might not be required, but could appear impressive to post-grad nursing programs and jobs include community and environmental nursing courses, clinical theory (teamwork and delivery expectations of being a nurse) courses, philosophy courses, religion courses, logic courses, and foreign language courses.
Some college programs might also require core curriculum which usually includes english composition, psychology, and sociology.
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