Students interested in the 2 + 2 Nursing Program will spend two years as a Pre-Nursing Major in the Department of Biology
The Nursing Program at FMU requires applicants to complete at least 59 semester hours of lower division coursework before they apply to the upper division nursing curriculum. During this time, a nursing student is classified as a pre-nursing major. Many of the courses are part of the Biology Department and many pre-nursing students may have a biology faculty member as their advisor.
A student must earn a grade of C or better and maintain an overall 3.0 grade point average or better on a 4 point scale in all of the lower division courses. The student must also demonstrate strong academic performance in the three core science courses (Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology) by maintaining at least a 2.6 grade point average or better on a 4 point scale.
Once a student has completed the pre-nursing requirements, they must then apply to the upper division program in the Department of Nursing. This is a competitive process and acceptance is not guaranteed. Once accepted, the student will continue through the upper division nursing curriculum.
The curriculum for the pre-nursing major is summarized below. Information on this page is subject to change. Check your catalog for the most current information.