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Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Nursing Studies

Compassion and Dedication

The major in Pre-Nursing Studies provides students with a foundation in human functioning and disease. The 4-year curriculum includes all of the prerequisites for entry to most RN/BSN programs.  The Major in Pre-Nursing Studies is an ideal curriculum for students planning to enter the healthcare community after graduation – in nursing, as a physician’s assistant, occupational or physical therapy aid, and other health-related professions. The curriculum is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of healthcare paths and the generous number of elective credits afford students the opportunity to pair the major with a minor or certificate. Suggested partner programs include minors in One Health, Biology, Nutrition, or Psychology; or any of the certificates offered by Fontbonne University’s Social Work program, particularly the Certificates in Gerontology, and the Certificate in Health and Mental Health Case Management.


During the first two years of this program, students take classes to satisfy the pre-requisite requirements for Fontbonne’s Bachelor of Science in nursing program. A student can then be eligible to join Fontbonne’s BSN program or transfer to another nursing program.  You can also complete a four year degree in pre-nursing studies.  During the remaining two years, you will focus your studies on your area of interest while also completing the required courses in the major.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Fontbonne faculty provide students with numerous opportunities to participate in active and exciting research programs that investigate cutting-edge science, address social justice issues, teach experiential learning, and so much more.

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Center for One Health

The Center for One Health at Fontbonne University is an interdisciplinary group with an interest in planetary health — the science, ethics, policy, economics, education and advocacy of One Health. 

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