Take the first step in your nursing career.


Are you planning to apply to nursing school? They require students complete specified prerequisite courses before applying. Marian's Adult Programs (MAP) offers you accelerated and online classes designed to work with your busy schedule. MAP's five- and eight-week courses balance easier with your work obligations and home life.

Decided to change your career? Have a bachelor's degree in another area? Want to apply to an accelerated, second-degree nursing program? You will likely find the classes you need in MAP's online nursing prereqs program.

Delve into a quality curriculum delivered by highly credentialed professionals in an accessible format at an affordable price. Marian's online prereqs program even ranked sixth for "Best Pre Nursing Degrees 2021" by Best Value Schools. 

With 12 start dates a year, our online classes will help get you ready for the challenges of nursing school.

Start your nursing career sooner with our online prereqs!

The following classes are typically considered to be nursing prerequisites:* Review the complete list of online, accelerated courses, along with sample syllabi.

BIO 214 Microbiology
BIO 225 Human Anatomy
BIO 226 General Human Physiology
CHE 100 Elements of General and Biological Chemistry
CHE 108 Elements of General and Biological Chemistry Lab
ESS 236 Basic Human Nutrition
NSG 211 Pathophysiology 
PSY 205 Statistical Methods
PSY 220 Human Growth and Development
PSY 230 Abnormal Psychology

*Guest (non-degree seeking) students are not eligible to receive financial aid.

When it comes to your career, quality counts.

Classes last just five- or eight weeks, with 12 start dates a year, so you can pick the pace that works with your busy schedule.

Marian University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Classes are fully online, so your location is no longer a barrier. There are windows of time when tests, labs, and quizzes will need to be completed.

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How often do classes start?

Five-week classes begin three times a semester ​while eight-week* classes begin two times a semester.

*Eight-week courses are not available in the paralegal studies program.

Are Marian's online programs accredited?
Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. 
How much does this online program cost?

Please continue to the Business Office Tuition Rates page for program tuition. Tuition does not include the $50 application fee, books, labs, or graduation costs.

Will my credits transfer?
Marian University accepts most 100-level or higher courses that were taken at a regionally accredited institution. To have a course considered, you must have earned a minimum of a C- or higher. Official transcripts for training programs and college credit exams are not required for admission; however, they may be submitted for credit evaluation. Examples include military documents, DD214, CLEP/DSST exams, and programs approved by the American Council on Education (ACE).
How many classes can I take at once?
Due to the accelerated nature of our online courses, we recommend taking no more than two classes at once. (Exceptions may be considered.) 
Can I get financial aid for the online programs?

Financial aid is available for degree-seeking Marian students. Guest students (non-Marian students enrolled only in online prerequisites) do not qualify for financial aid.

See the Office of Financial Aid page for more information.

Do I have to be online at a specific time for classes?

No. Students do not need to be logged in for classes at specific times. However, students will be expected to complete quizzes and exams within specified time periods.