Academic advising for Pre-Nursing students

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  • The Pioneer Center for Student Excellence advises Nurse Entry (Pre-Nursing) students as they complete their prerequisites and prepare to apply to the upper division nursing program.
  • Pre-Nursing students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor each semester. Students with less than 30 credit hours or in their first semester at TWU are required to meet with an academic advisor.

Summer / Fall 2023 academic advising

Current students

First Year (with AFRAD holds)

First Year In-Person group advising

First Year Virtual group advising

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Sophomore/Junior/Senior In-Person group advising

Sophomore/Junior/Senior Virtual group advising

Post-Bacc students

Students on academic probation

Students unable to attend a scheduled advising time or seeking a parallel plan appointment should email

Newly-admitted students


Virtual advising for transfer students

Incoming First Year students

** Pre-Nursing Advising is not accepting application review appointments at this time.**

Academic Advisor roles

Advisors can:

  • Help plan courses each semester
  • Explain degree requirements
  • Help navigate university academic policies
  • Find campus resources
  • Help students attain their educational goals

Advisors cannot:

  • Register students for classes
  • Get students into closed classes
  • Help students with course assignments
  • Talk to professors on student’s behalf
  • Access grades throughout the semester

Prerequisites (Pre-Nursing Core) required for upper division Nursing program

  • CHEM lab (Intro or General Chemistry)
  • CHEM lecture (Intro or General Chemistry)
  • ZOOL 2011 (BIOL 2101 or 2401) A&P I Lab
  • ZOOL 2013 (BIOL 2301 or 2401) A&P I Lecture
  • ZOOL 2021 (BIOL 2120 or 2402) A&P II Lab
  • ZOOL 2023 (BIOL 2303 or 2402) A&P II Lecture
  • BACT 1001 (BIOL 2120 or 2420) Microbiology Lab
  • BACT 1003 (BIOL 2320 or 2420) Microbiology Lecture
  • PSY 1603 (PSY 2314) Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)
  • NFS 2323 (BIOL 1322) Intro to Nutrition
  • MATH 1703 (MATH 1342) Elementary Statistics I

*Italicized course numbers are TCCNS.

For a more comprehensive list of prerequisite courses, including the Texas State Core, please click below to view the fillable checklist:

Nursing prerequisite courses

**Make sure you are only logged into your TWU Google account for access to this checklist.

Prospective students

Please complete the form below if you would like more information about TWU’s upper division Nursing program:

Tell me about the upper-division Nursing program

Page last updated 9:25 AM, March 29, 2023