Pre-Nursing Program

Program Locations

The Pre-Nursing program is available at the following locations:

About this Program

The pre-nursing program helps students prepare a base knowledge in health practices and procedures. Students hoping to enter specific professional or graduate schools after completing their program should contact academic advisors of those schools in order to receive guidance regarding prerequisite courses of study. Some requirements are standard across programs; those details follow below.

Students interested in a nursing career should consider one of the following options:

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree
Student can earn a BSN in two years, after completing general education requirements which include 74 core hours. View specific nursing degree details in the School of Nursing.

Professional-level nursing programs leading to RN certification
This program is three calendar years in duration, including approximately one year of pre-professional coursework in areas like nutrition, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology.


  • TAS -- Texas Academy of Science
  • WBU proudly boasts an active chapter of TAS, the Texas Academy of Science; an organization which promotes research and scholarly activity by hosting an annual statewide meeting for active chapters, and also encourages conservation and wildlife preservation through partnerships with local agencies.
  • SNO--Student Nursing Organization
  • SNO aims to provide support to nursing students, to reach outside organizations in order to increase the WBU nursing program to local exposure, and to support the community.