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Preparation for obtaining a master’s of science in nursing degree, which includes direct entry into the registered nursing program.

Course listing

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Required Courses (16 Units)

BIOL 421Biochemistry4
BIOL 421LBiochemistry Lab0
KIN 270Nutrition3
PSY 120General Psychology3

Select 6 additional units from the list of electives below


BIOL 331Human Anatomy4
BIOL 441Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 441LCell and Molecular Biology Lab0
CHEM 311Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 312LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 313LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 350Analytical Chemistry5
CHEM 350LAnalytical Chemistry Lab0
CHEM 460Physical Chemistry4
CHEM 460LPhysical Chemistry Lab0
KIN 401Biomechanics4
KIN 406Physiology of Exercise I4
MATH 220Calculus II4

Or other courses chosen in consultation with the program director.

Program director

Alan Thompson, Ph.D.
Alan Thompson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biology, Program Director, Pharmaceutical Science, Pre-Health Sciences & Biology B.A.


Karen Cianci, Ph.D.
Karen Cianci, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Natural Sciences

Michael Kunz
Michael Kunz, Ph.D.

Program Director, Environmental Science & Environmental Studies

Krista Edmiston, Ph.D.
Krista Edmiston, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Andrew Sensenig
Andrew T. Sensenig, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Progam Director, Biology B.S.

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Loren Schmidt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biology