For UC Davis Students
The most important part of preparation for a nursing program of any kind is the completion of prerequisite courses. At UC Davis, some of the most common pre-nursing majors are Biological Sciences, Human Development, Psychology, Exercise Biology and Nutrition. However, any major is acceptable as long as the applicant’s coursework includes the required classes for the program in which he or she is interested. Each school has different requirements.
For a list of the most common prerequisite courses (with their UC Davis equivalents) refer to the Nursing School Preparation at UC Davis handout.
It is not only wise to have extracurricular activities, but also critical that one has some type of clinical experience as nursing schools want to be certain that an applicant has knowledge of the field from the inside.
Students are urged to consult with Health Sciences Advising at each stage of nursing school preparation and the application process; assistance is available through numerous printed materials, workshops, and individual advising.
Health Sciences Advising has advising staff who are eager to assist in your quest toward becoming a nurse.
For additional information, refer to the Nursing School Preparation at UC Davis handout.