• East Falls Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned

  • Bachelor of Science

Program Length
2 + 2 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

As a student in the Health Sciences BS/Pre-Nursing pathway, you will build strong skills in critical thinking and problem solving through foundation courses in the sciences, psychology and humanities on the East Falls campus. Through classes and co-curricular activities, you will participate in college life with students from other majors such as pre-med, health, engineering, architecture and design.

Throughout the program, you will experience leading-edge education from professional faculty. Our nursing students practice in actual clinical environments and put simulated experiences into practice in various hands-on clinical immersions, from acute care in emergency rooms, to outpatient and community healthcare settings.

The courses you’ll complete in the two-year Health Sciences portion of this program fulfill all necessary prerequisites for preferred placement in Jefferson’s College of Nursing BSN program. Students who meet all progression criteria are guaranteed a seat in the BSN program, which is offered at the Center City Campus and the Dixon Campus.


East Falls Campus


  • First Year Seminar
  • American or Global Diversity
  • Topics in American Studies
  • Pre-or Introduction to Calculus
  • Writing Seminar I & II
  • Ethics

Biology with Lab

Chemistry I with Lab*

Anatomy & Physiology I & II with Lab*

Microbiology with Lab*


  • Introduction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology


Applied Statistics

Health Sciences

  • Introduction to Health Professions
  • Introduction to Healthcare
  • Introduction to Nursing Profession or HSCI Elective

Free Elective (Optional)

GPA Requirement:

Minimum 3.0 cumulative and 3.0 science GPAs; minimum “C” grade in all courses

*Science prerequisites

If you meet all progression criteria you are guaranteed a seat in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Jefferson College of Nursing. Learn more about the BSN Traditional Track program in the Jefferson College of Nursing.