Pre-Nursing Studies

A pre-nursing line of study prepares the student for the transfer into a Bachelor of Science program at a 3rd-year (junior) level. It covers a lot of the skills needed to be successful in the full nursing program. Courses can include: communications, sociology, probability and statistics, biology and English.

There’s a focus on psychology and humanities at this level, as nurses often face challenging situations dealing with patients and their families. A strong understanding of the varying situations at hand is imperative with today’s nurses.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the demand for nurses is expected to increase 7% through 2029 and the average annual salary for a registered nurse (May 2020) is $75,330. As a cost-saving option, many community colleges offer the pre-nursing training as a way to offset the cost of the same path at a traditional learning institution.

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Matching Pre-Nursing Studies Colleges

Georgia Military College

Four or more years; Public; $5,445 average out-state tuition; $5,445 average in-state tuition

Tulsa Community College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,493 average out-state tuition; $2,477 average in-state tuition

University of Alaska Anchorage

Four or more years; Public; $17,664 average out-state tuition; $5,532 average in-state tuition

Holmes Community College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,180 average out-state tuition; $2,600 average in-state tuition

Palo Alto College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $13,590 average out-state tuition; $6,060 average in-state tuition

St Philip's College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $13,590 average out-state tuition; $6,060 average in-state tuition

Northeast Community College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,960 average out-state tuition; $2,820 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Pre-Nursing Studies Majors

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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

award

Up to $30,000

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Bamberger Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

$12,000 Varies See Details
 

Bamberger Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

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$12,000

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Navy Nurse Candidate Program

NAVAL MEDICAL MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

Navy Nurse Candidate Program

NAVAL MEDICAL MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND

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$10,000

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Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship

New York University, College of Nursing

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship

New York University, College of Nursing

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$10,000

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AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund

AfterCollege, Inc.

$10,000 December 31, 2022 See Details
 

AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund

AfterCollege, Inc.

award

$10,000

deadline

December 31, 2022
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Lemmon Family Scholarship

Westminster College, Pennsylvania

$8,000 Varies See Details
 

Lemmon Family Scholarship

Westminster College, Pennsylvania

award

$8,000

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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

Up to $7,000 March 01, 2023 See Details
 

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

award

Up to $7,000

deadline

March 01, 2023
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Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

award

$6,000

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Clarence and Marie Woolf Medical Scholarship

Noble County Community Foundation

Up to $5,000 January 18, 2023 See Details
 

Clarence and Marie Woolf Medical Scholarship

Noble County Community Foundation

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

January 18, 2023
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James and Harriett Flanagan Scholarship Fund

Treasure Valley Community College

$4,758 March 01, 2023 See Details
 

James and Harriett Flanagan Scholarship Fund

Treasure Valley Community College

award

$4,758

deadline

March 01, 2023
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