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Online Prerequisites for Health Professions

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Nursing Prerequisite Offerings


All students pursuing a health-based education can now take the following instructor-led prerequisites all online and get a taste of Hopkins Nursing.

  • Biostatistics
  • Human Growth and Development Through the Lifespan
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology with virtual lab

In addition, the following courses will be available during the Fall 2014 semester.

  • Anatomy with virtual lab
  • Physiology with virtual lab

For a full list of required courses for our bachelor's in nursing program, visit the bachelor's prerequisite webpage. Virtual labs are acceptable at Hopkins Nursing.

Why Hopkins?

  • Offered by a #1 ranked School of Nursing--a place where exceptional people discover possibilities that forever change their lives and the world
  • An introduction to the excellence of a Johns Hopkins education
  • Competitively priced within the marketplace
  • Health-focused perspective delivered through a facilitated teaching approach (participatory, interactive, engaging)
  • Instructor led, online convenience
  • Course Descriptions

    Biostatistics (NR.110.202)

    An introduction to the basic concepts of statistical ideas and methods. Equips students to carry out common statistical procedures and to follow statistical reasoning in their fields of study. (3 credits)

    Human Growth and Development through the Lifespan (NR.110.201)

    An overview of major concepts, theories, and research related to human development through the lifespan-from the prenatal period to the end of life. (3 credits)

    Nutrition (NR.110.200)

    A review of human nutrition science and fundamentals including changing individual and family needs, food choices, safety, prevention of chronic disease and nutrition-related public health. (3 credits)

    Mircobiology (NR.110.204)

    Introduces the core concepts and basic principles in microbiology, examining microorganisms and how they interact with humans and the environment. The course includes a virtual laboratory component designed to complement lecture topics. The course content provides the foundation of general microbiology necessary for students who are interested in applying to health profession programs (4 Credits). A lab fee of $50.00 is estimated in addition to tuition. 

    Anatomy Coming Fall 2014

    A four credit course featuring a virtual lab. A lab fee of $50.00 is estimated in addition to tuition.

    Physiology Coming Fall 2014

    A four credit course featuring a virtual lab. A lab fee of $50.00 is estimated in addition to tuition.

  • Registration

    Prerequisite courses are available in the summer, fall, and spring semesters in a 10 week format.

    Summer 2014

    May 27 - August 1

    Registration is now open. Download Registration Form

    Submit form to or fax it to 410-614-7087. Questions? Contact the Registrar's Office.

    Interested in future semesters? Complete the registration form and indicate your semester of desired enrollment.

    Fall 2014

    September 2 - November 7

    Spring 2015

    January 26-April 3


  • Course Outcomes & Required Textbooks

    Biostatistics (NR.110.202)

    Course Outcomes:

    1. Summarize and interpret data visually through appropriate statistical graphs.
    2. Describe density curves and the properties of the normal distributions.
    3. Examine correlations and linear relationships of explanatory and response variables.
    4. Describe sampling distributions and the central limit theorem.
    5. Discuss statistical inference using confidence intervals and tests of significance.
    6. Explain the differences among various statistical techniques and identify an appropriate technique for a given set of variables and research questions.

    Required Textbook: Moore, D., Notz, W., & Fligner, M. (2013). Essential Statistics. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company. ISBN-10: 1429255684 ISBN-13: 978-1429255684

    Human Growth and Development through the Lifespan (NR.110.201)

    Course Outcomes:

    1. Analyze theoretical and conceptual frameworks and research findings related to human development through the lifespan.

    2. Apply theoretical models and research findings of human development and functioning to health and illness behaviors through the lifespan and within a variety of biological, environmental, social and cultural contexts.

    Required Textbook: Berk, L. (2013). Development Through the Lifespan. 6th Ed. Pearson. ISBN-10: 0205957609 ISBN-13: 978-0205957606.

    Nutrition (NR.110.200)

    Course Outcomes:

    1. Know the six classes of nutrients and explain their role as it relates to promoting optimal health, information on food labels, and the accuracy of statements made in popular media about nutrition.

    2. Relate the importance of good nutrition to different stages in human development and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.

    3. Determine, compare and contrast the nutritional value of current eating habits to current recommendations and propose modifications to reduce the risk for developing chronic diseases.

    4. Identify strategies to eating a healthy diet in different cultural and environmental settings.

    Required Textbook: Sizer, F., & Whitney, E. (2013). Nutrition: Concepts and controversies. (13 ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. ISBN-10: 1133603181 ISBN-13: 978-1133603184.


All courses are available completely online.

Quick Start Guide

Course Dates

Summer 2014
May 27 - August 1

Fall 2014
September 2 - November 7

Spring 2015
January 26-April 3

Contact Information

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$350 per credit.

$50 additional fee for lab courses.

Tuition charges are payable via credit card or check through Students Accounts. Lab fees paid directly to vendor.


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