The Lincoln College Pre-nursing Program has two goals. First, it includes all necessary courses for students to complete an Associate Degree that will allow them to transfer to a baccalaureate program of their choice. Second, and more specifically, the program supports students in building academic skills, identifying target nursing schools to which they wish to apply for a Baccalaureate in Nursing Degree Program, and successfully completing prerequisite courses so they can enter their target school as a Junior.

Associate of Art or Associate of Science

Depending on their target transfer school(s), students may choose from an Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing or an Associate of Science in Pre-Nursing degree from LC; the degree choice will depend on mathematics requirements, which vary from one nursing school to another. In either case, the student will complete all General Education Core requirements for the baccalaureate degree. Courses such as Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Nutrition are geared for students entering the health care professions.

Pre-Nursing Major Courses Include:

  • General Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • Microbiology
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry

Related Careers

  • Advanced-Practice Nurses
  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
  • General Practitioners
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses

Pre-Nursing Program Contacts

Jacob Harnacke
Assistant Director of Student Success and Academic Advisement
jharnacke@lincolncollege.edu
217-735-7294

Eric Grunder
Assistant Professor of Biology
egrunger@lincolncollege.edu
217-735-7262