Online Health Prerequisites

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) offers courses that are often required for various health disciplines. All courses are offered online with synchronous and asynchronous content and are open to all non-degree students pursuing a health-based education who need to fulfill prerequisites for nursing or other health professions.

Available Courses

Human Anatomy & Physiology I, HSCO 113 (4 credits)

Human Anatomy & Physiology I is the first of a two-semester course sequence that covers general biological principles, human anatomy, and human physiology. These courses provide students with a foundation for each major organ system’s structure and function, requiring study of these systems from both a gross and detailed perspective. In this first installment students will be required to master topics in cell structure and function, gross anatomy, and histology. This foundation allows progression to more complex topics in the areas of integumentary, skeletal, muscle, and nervous physiology later in the semester.

Note that the remaining organ systems (endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, and reproductive) will be covered in Human Anatomy & Physiology II. (Three lecture hours and one-credit virtual lab. Fall only.)

Required materials:

  1. Mastering A&P: An access code for this web resource is required. This features an etext for Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, 11th Ed., Editors: Martini, Nath, and Bartholomew.
  2. eScience Custom Laboratory Kit, SKU: KIT5017

Human Anatomy & Physiology II, HSCO 114 (4 credits)

Human Anatomy & Physiology II comprises a series of lectures and laboratory experiences devoted to the physiology of the human. The circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems are studied in detail. The laboratory experience is primarily centered around a semester-long cat dissection. (Three lecture hours and one-credit virtual lab. Spring.)

A list of required course materials will be sent to all class participants prior to the start of classes.


Students must have a high school diploma to be eligible to enroll and do not need to provide transcripts or meet any other major requirements. For additional registration-related questions, please contact Jennifer Ericson in the School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Mandatory Fees
Description Cost
Tuition Per Credit $1,396
IT Fee $175
One-Time Transcript Fee $100
Non-Refundable Deposit $200
Mastering A&P Web Resource (Required Course Material) $119
eScience Custom Laboratory Kit (Required Course Material) $139

When enrolled as a non-degree seeking student in a prerequisite course, the courses do not qualify for financial aid. Any financial support or aid must come from private sources. 

Please note: These virtual labs are accepted at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies. If you are looking to apply to other institutions, please check your intended university and state licensure requirements to determine if these prerequisite courses meet their requirements.