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Nursing Pre-Requisites

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Many nursing programs around the country require the following courses or their equivalents either as prerequisites for admission or as graduation requirements. Rio Salado College is proud to offer the following courses, written and taught by masters and doctoral level health care professionals.

  • FON241 – Principles of Human Nutrition - Scientific principles of human nutrition. Emphasis on scientific literacy and the study of nutrients for disease prevention. Includes micro and macro nutrients, human nutrient metabolism and nutrition`s role in the health of the human body throughout the life cycle. Addresses nutrition principles for prevention of nutrition-related health conditions.
  • FON241LL – Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory - Self¬-evaluative laboratory experience to complement FON241, Principles of Human Nutrition using anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, dietary analysis, and ecological/economical assessments. Includes the use of qualitative and quantitative methodology to determine nutritional status and evaluate methodological applications.
  • HCR210 – Health Care Ethics - An introduction to health care ethics with emphasis on analysis and ethical decision making at both the clinical and health policy levels for health care professionals. Theoretical foundation of bioethics reviewed within historical and contemporary contexts. Prerequisites: ENG102.
  • HCR220 – Introduction to Nursing and Health Care Systems - Introduction to the social, political, and economic contexts of the nursing profession and health care systems in the United States.
  • HCR230 – Culture and Health - Relation between cultures of diverse groups and health/illness. Emphasis on cross-cultural communication, including awareness of own cultural influences and indigenous and complementary healing practices. Prerequisites: None. See Mini Syllabus for full course description.
  • HCR240 – Human Pathophysiology - Chemical, biological, biochemical, and psychological processes as a foundation for the understanding of alterations in health. The structural and functional pathophysiology of alterations in health; selected therapeutics considered. See Mini Syllabus for prerequisites and full course description. In order to register for this course, Rio will need to verify that you have completed the prerequisite(s).
  • Additional pre-requisite classes can be found on our Class Schedule.