All prerequisites must be completed prior to starting the program. Student must consult with the program advisor for appropriate equivalencies. Minimum grade of B- is recommended. Student applications will be considered for admissions into the MEPN program while enrolled in prerequisite course work.

  • Chemistry
  • Two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology with lab
  • Microbiology with lab
  • Human Nutrition
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) transfer equivalencies table below should only be used as a guide and is not official. Not all courses are taught at all KCTCS campuses. View a PDF version of the KCTCS transfer equivalencies guide.

University of Louisville ClassesKCTCS ClassesHours

Anatomy & Physiology I & II
BIOL 260, 261, AND 262

BIO 137 AND 139 (lab included)

7/8 hours

CHEM 105 or CHEM 201

CHE 130, CHE 150 OR
CHE 170 w/out lab

3-4 hours

Human Nutrition
HSS 303

NFS 101

3 hours

Lifespan Development
PSYC 306

PSYC 223

3 hours

Microbiologywith Lab
BIOL 257 AND 258

BIO 225 (lab included)

4 hours

NURS 338

No equivalent course offered.


Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics
NURS 395

No equivalent course offered.



Students who plan to complete prerequisite course work at UofL should apply to the Undergraduate Office of Admission as a post-baccalaureate nursing student. To be considered for admission to complete prerequisite course work, the following items must be submitted :

Criteria for Admission to Post Baccalaureate status:

  • Official transcripts representing all college coursework with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A bachelor’s degree must be earned from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Completed Undergraduate Admissions Application, including fee. Application available on line at: Apply as post baccalaureate student.