A pre-professional program is a statement of intent on the student’s part, not an academic major.
Nurses are an integral part of a health care team and are generally responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a patient’s health plan. Nurses also provide health promotion, counseling and education to patients and their families (American Nurses Association).
The pre-nursing students pursue a course of study to fulfill requirements for nursing school; this involves approximately two years of study at UMBC. Students complete their professional studies and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees at another institution and do not receive a degree from UMBC.
Students also have the option of remaining at UMBC to earn a bachelor’s degree before moving on to professional studies in nursing at another institution.
The Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising can assist students interested in pursuing the pre-nursing curriculum.
The coursework below meets the requirements for most nationally accredited nursing programs. Students should become familiar with the requirements of the school(s) from which they eventually wish to obtain their professional degree.