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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.

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. This helpful video will provide an overview of the application process.

(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.

NoteIf you are applying for a JHSON degree or certificate program, please go to here.


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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:

* Virtual labs are accepted at Hopkins Nursing, but not everywhere. Check your university and state licensure requirements for prerequisite courses.

* §  Offered but not required for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing MSN Entry into Nursing program.

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

Prerequisite Info Session and Virtual Classroom Tour, August 14, 2023.

Watch video demo of virtual classroom and labs.

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

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