Earn Your Nursing Prerequisites at SMC

Earn Your Nursing Prerequisites at SMC

Get started on your BSN at Our Small, Affordable Campus

The Associate in Science degree at SMC provides you with the general education and pre-requisite courses you need to transfer into a nursing program at another school. 

Apply today and start your path to a rewarding career in nursing.

Two students studying the structure of the lungs

Here are three benefits of taking your nursing pre-requisites at SMC:

  1. Save money. SMC is one of the most affordable colleges in the Upstate. Our generous scholarship offerings will help you save even more money, including free tuition for SC LIFE Scholarship recipients. With all those savings, you can put more money toward your bachelor’s or even a graduate degree.
  2. Get personalized attention. We’re not going to lie – chemistry and anatomy classes are hard. Our small class sizes allow professors to provide more personalized attention to help you through these challenging courses. They want you to succeed so you can pursue your goal of going into the health care industry.
  3. Receive personalized academic advising. SMC’s single-advisor approach provides you with one person who will be your academic advisor, career coach, and cheerleader during your time here. They’ll help you choose the right classes and advise you when to take them to prepare you to transfer into the school and program you want. They are here to make sure you’re ready to move on to your BSN.

Course offerings

Along with your general education courses like English, history, and humanities, you will be able to take the appropriate pre-requisite courses for a nursing degree. You can even earn an associate degree along the way! SMC offers the following courses to prepare you for your nursing program:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Nutrition
  • Medical Terminology
  • Psychology
  • Humanities
  • Statistics

SMC will prepare you for your chosen nursing program

With our Associate in Science degree, focused on nursing prerequisites, you'll be ready to move on to a bachelor's program of your choice in the area. You will work with your advisor to complete the degree requirements specific to the college of your choice. SMC does offer a Nursing Pathway designed for transfer to USC Upstate's BSN degree.

Next Steps

Let SMC give you an affordable, inclusive start to your nursing degree. Click below to apply today.