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, including the Goldfarb School of Nursing (GSoN) ,with which Fontbonne has 2+2 and 4+1 articulation agreements. 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 most 2+2 nursing programs. During the remaining two years, you will focus your studies on your area of interest while also completing the required courses in the major. The four-year program is ideal for students wishing to obtain a bachelor’s degree before going to nursing school, participate in an undergraduate research program, or those interested in taking advantage of their four years of sporting eligibility.
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.