Health Pathway

These represent sample a pathway toward the following Health Science Programs: Practical Nursing Certificate (PNUR), Registered Nursing Degree (RNUR), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTAP), Physical Therapist Assistant (PHTA), Respiratory Care (RESP), and Radiological Sciences (RADS) at NC State. For this sample, all courses apply to the RNUR. The courses also apply to many other allied health programs at NC State, but it is important to talk with an NC State advisor if seeking another allied health program. It is also important to comprehend all program admission criteria, including the TEAS V exam, when considering these programs. Students can access health program admission criteria on the degrees page. These courses, with noted exceptions, are also guaranteed to transfer to any public Ohio college under the Ohio Transfer Module (general education) or as applicable to a health-science related major. This is just a sample. There are numerous courses that could apply toward this pathway, and with noted exceptions they do not have to be taken in this order.

Tier One Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1010 [See footnote 3]
Course Title: English Composition I
Program Application: All Programs
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / English
Course: STAT 1010 [See footnote 4]
Course Title: Probability & Statistics
Program Application: RNUR, OTAP, PHTA, RESP, RADS
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / Math
Course: PSYC 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Program Application: RNUR, OTAP, PHTA, RESP
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / Social Science
Course: CHEM 1030 [See footnote 5]
Course Title: Chemistry
Program Application: RNUR, RESP
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM / Natural Science
Course: BIOL 1101
Course Title: Nutrition
Program Application: PNUR, RNUR
Credits: 2
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG only for future Dietetics majors

Tier Two Credit Pathway

Course: BIOL 1550
Course Title: Microbiology
Program Application: PNUR, RNUR, RESP
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM/Natural Science
Course: PSYC 2010 [See footnote 6]
Course Title: Human Growth and Development
Program Application: RNUR, OTAP, PHTA
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / Social Science
Course: BIOL 2751 [See footnote 7]
Course Title: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Program Application: RNUR, OTAP, PHTA, RADS
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM / Natural Science
Course: BIOL 2752
Course Title: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Program Application: RNUR, OTAP, PHTA, RADS
Credits: 4
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
Transfer Label: OTM / Natural Science
1 NC State’s Nursing and Allied Health programs, require a minimum grade of 77% (C+) in all general education and science courses. These standards are driven by external accreditation requirements.
2 Ohio Transfer Module (OTM): Transferable general education courses regardless of major. Students should consult the state Transfer Module Grid for limits on credit hours by area that are guaranteed general education transfer. Ohio Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG): Technical courses transferable to certain major areas above and beyond OTM courses. In limited instances a course could have both an OTM and TAG label.
3 Placement: proof of college readiness in English (ACT English >=18 or Accuplacer Writeplacer >=5). If these cut-off scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in the 11th grade English class OR a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses and the recommendation of the last English teacher.
4 Placement: proof of college readiness in math (ACT Math Score >=22 or Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning >=263). If these cut-off scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in a higher-level mathematics class (Algebra II or above).
5 Prerequisite: Chemistry (CHEM 1030) has a prerequisite of high school chemistry or CHEM 1010 at NC State (minimum grade of C- for either). This further requires proof of college readiness in math (ACT Math score >=22 or Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning > = 263).
6 Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1010) is a pre-requisite to Human Growth and Development (PSYC 2010).
7 BIOL 2751 requires proof of college readiness in math (ACT Math >= 22 or Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning >= 263) and English (ACT English >= 18 or Accuplacer Writeplacer >= 5). Moreover, it requires completion of high school chemistry or NC State’s Introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1010) with a minimum grade of C-. Finally, BIOL 2751 is a prerequisite to BIOL 2752.