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UPDATE:  Fall online courses continue as scheduled and remote student services are available now.  All in-person services are unavailable and scheduled to resume Oct 5.  Check here for the latest service hours and www.maricopa.edu/coronavirus for additional updates.

Nursing Prerequisites

Rio Salado College has courses designed to launch your education journey for a nursing career. The following courses are written and taught by masters- and doctoral-level healthcare professionals. Whether you plan to pursue a nursing program with one of the eight Maricopa Community Colleges or elsewhere, Rio Salado has classes for you.

Nationwide Nursing Programs

Many nursing programs around the country require the following courses or their equivalents either as a prerequisite for admission or as graduation requirements. Please check with your institution to see if these courses apply to your program of study.

Course # Course Title
FON241/241LL Principles of Human Nutrition and Principles of Human Nutrition Lab
HCR210 Health Care Ethics
HCR220 Introduction to Nursing and Health Care Systems
HCR230 Culture and Health
HCR240 Human Pathophysiology

Maricopa Community Colleges Nursing Program

The Maricopa Nursing program is available at eight of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges:

Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale community colleges, and Phoenix College.

For more information including advisement on the program,please visit Maricopa Nursing.

Rio Salado College offers prerequisites and co-requisites for Maricopa Nursing. The following courses are available online:

Course # Course Title
MAT142 College Mathematics
BIO201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO205 Microbiology
CHM130/CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry and Fundamental Chemistry Lab
ENG101 First Year Composition
ENG102 First Year Composition
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology
HU--- Any Humanities and Fine Arts course with the HU designation
CRE101 Critical Reading

For more online classes offered by Rio Salado College please visit our Class Schedule