Centre students have been admitted to second degree/accelerated B.S.N. and accelerated M.S.N. programs around the country.


Nursing jobs are abundant nationwide in a wide range of settings, with many opportunities for growth. Centre provides guidance in applying to nursing programs around the country, including second degree and accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) programs and accelerated Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) programs. However, Centre does not offer the B.S.N. degree.

Centre College has a partnership with Vanderbilt University for students who apply to Vanderbilt’s accelerated M.S.N. program. The 4-2 partnership ensures that applications from Centre students receive a complete review.

Pre-nursing students should consult with faculty advisor Professor Peggy Richey and can reach her by email here.

What Courses Will I Take?

Students interested in pursuing a degree in nursing after Centre should expect to take courses in biology, mathematics, psychology, and other disciplines. In addition, Centre offers internships with local medical facilities and other health-related environments.

Suggested Courses for Pre-Nursing Students
BIO 226 • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 227 • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO 230 • Vertebrate Nutrition
BIO 340 • Microbiology
MAT 130 • Introduction to Statistics
PHI 140 • An Introduction to Ethical Thinking
PSY 380 • Life-Span Developmental Psychology