Advisors Vanessa Harbour, PhD
Melody Madlem, PhD
Rebecca Pearson, PhD
Physical Education, School, and Public Health Department
The pre-nursing in public health specialization within the public health major prepares students to meet entrance requirements to bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) programs throughout Washington. Armed with leading-edge scientific knowledge and liberal arts content, combined with an extensive public health internship, the pre-public health nursing specialization allows future professionals to enter nursing school with a solid background in public health theory and practice. CWU does not offer a degree program in nursing, but offers all prerequisite courses necessary for successful admission to professional nursing programs available across Washington.
Most pre-nursing students will complete the BS degree in public health with a specialization in pre-nursing in public health. The specialization also prepares students to assume key roles within public health agencies as health promotion specialists/prevention specialists. With a comprehensive background in population-based health, graduating students can make immediate contributions to the health of the public.
Pre-requisites for admission to nursing school that meet General Education Requirements for pre-nursing specialization: SOC 101 or 107 or 205; PSY 101; CHEM 111 and CHEM 111LAB; BIOL 201.