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All prerequisite courses are available online in the summer, fall, and spring semesters.

First-time prerequisite students will need to complete an application in our Slate system to be able to have an account set-up in our student information system. If you are a returning student and haven’t taken coursework in the last six months, you will also need to submit the prerequisite online application form.  Once your account is set-up, you will receive an email within 48 hours which will provide you with a JHED ID and allow you to register for the open prerequisite courses.

complete an application

There are a few steps to set-up an account and complete the application process – this should take about 10 minutes to complete. Remember your Username and Password so you will be able to work on your non-degree application, save it, and return to finish it at a later time by logging back in at your convenience.

For a helpful overview please take a look at our video guide.

(The application you will be completing is used for our Non-Degree seeking program/courses. You will need to select Online Prerequisites for Health Professions in the Designation Dropdown to display the appropriate application.)

If you are a returning student or previously held a JHED ID, you will register through the Johns Hopkins University Student Information System.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions by either emailing [email protected] or calling 410-955-7548.



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Learn More about Online Prerequisites

  • Why Prerequisites at Hopkins?
    • Top-ranked Nursing School
    • Affordable
    • An introduction to the excellence of a Johns Hopkins education
    • Health-focused perspective delivered through a facilitated teaching approach (participatory, interactive, engaging)
    • Instructor led, online convenience
    • 11-week format
  • What are the Prerequisites for Nursing?

    Every nursing school has entrance requirements that are a little different, but for the most part, prerequisites for nursing school are similar. Here are prerequisites offered at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing:

  • Are these prerequisite courses appropriate for health professions other than nursing?

    The short answer is yes! Prospective students pursuing any discipline in need of supplemental coursework can now take instructor-led, undergraduate-level prerequisites all online at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Always speak directly with the program/school at which you are applying to confirm, but our courses are designed to align with requirements for other health programs like:

    • Occupational Therapy (OT)
    • Physical Therapy (PT)
    • Physician Assistant (PA)
    • Pharmacist
    • Pre-Med
  • Recorded Events and Informational Videos
    Prerequisite Info Session and Virtual Classroom Tour, April 17, 2023.

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    Watch video demo of virtual classroom and labs.

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  • Textbook Information
    For further information regarding required materials for all courses, please visit the Prerequisite Textbook Information page.

    Textbook Info

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