Associate Degree


Complete the classes you need to apply to an RN program without leaving home. GMC’s Pre-Nursing program provides a holistic education emphasizing character education and critical thinking.


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Associate Degree in Pre-Nursing

The purpose of the pre-nursing program is to provide students a liberal arts based pre-nursing program of study through the foundational coursework credits and many of the pre-requisites needed for admission to a nursing program. The Pre-Nursing Program provides a holistic approach to the education of our students by emphasizing character education and critical thinking.

Estimated Annual Cost: $8,280

Cost estimate based on enrollment in 45 annual quarter hours with current Tuition and Fees. Cost includes fees for textbooks and materials.


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Career Paths

Public Health Nurses
Public health nurses promote public health by educating people on warning signs and symptoms of disease or managing chronic health conditions. They may also run health screenings, immunization clinics, blood drives, or other community outreach programs.
Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs)
CNSs are a type of advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). They provide direct patient care in one of many nursing specialities, such as psychiatric-mental health or pediatrics. CNSs also provide indirect by working with other nurses and medical staff to improve the quality of care that patients receive. They often serve in leadership roles and may educate and advise other nursing staff. CNSs also may conduct research and may advocate for certain policies.
Rehabilitation Nurses
Rehabilitation nurses care for patients who have temporary or permanent disabilities or have chronic illnesses. Some nurses do not work directly with patients, but they must still have an active registered nurse license. For example, they may work as nurse educators, healthcare consultants, or hospital administrators.

What You Will Learn


Students will be able to relate the functions and relationships among the various organ systems of the human body.


Students will be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of human systems.


Students will be able to apply knowledge of the growth, cultivation, and control of microorganisms.


Students will be able to characterize host/pathogen interactions and apply this knowledge to proper use of antibiotic/chemotherapeutic treatments.

Leadership. Character. Civility.

Attending GMC is about more than just earning a degree. We prepare our graduates to stand out in the world by teaching leadership skills, character education, and ethics. GMC grads have the grit and determination to be successful in an ever-changing job market.

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Why pay more for the same degree?

Thanks to our Transfer Agreements, GMC Online students can take their college credits with them to dozens of other colleges and universities. Why pay more for core curriculum when you take the same accredited courses at GMC Online for less, and then transfer to the four-year college of your choice? Here’s a cost comparison:

“My GMC Online Enrollment Coach really believed in me, and pushed me to want to do better for myself… One year later, I found myself with a degree and two jobs. I was very quickly able to get myself a new car, put my son in a better school, and eventually buy myself a house. I became an all-around happier and healthier person thanks to GMC Online.”

— Charity Suggs, Graduate

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Concentration Courses

BIO 207 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 6qh

This course is an integration of anatomical structure with physiological function, systematically examining basic histology and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems. Laboratory work includes histology, dissection, and physiological experiments. Lecture 4.5 hours; Laboratory 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: BIO 123 or BIO 211

BIO 208 Human Anatomy & Physiology II I 6qh

This course a continuation of the study of human systems, with emphasis on the endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Laboratory work includes extensive histology, dissection, and physiological experiments appropriate to systems studies. Lecture 4.5 hours; Laboratory 1.5 hours.

BIO 299 Microbiology I 2qh

This course is a study of microbial morphology, growth, colonial morphology, biochemistry, physiology, drug resistance, methods of disinfection, and methods of sterilization.

PSY 200 Introduction to Psychology I 5qh

The course is an overview of general psychology that includes defining psychology and the scientific methods; examining psychological theories that include personality, human development, biological, sensory and perception, states of consciousness, the principles of learning and memory, cognition and motivation, psychological disorders and interventions, and stress and health.

Hiring Partners

GMC is fortunate to have partnerships with a wide range of businesses who hire our graduates. Here are a few of our partners:

Frequently Asked Questions

About This Program

The purpose of the pre-nursing program is to provide students a liberal arts based pre-nursing program of study through the foundational coursework credits and many of the pre-requisites needed for admission to a nursing program. The Pre-Nursing Program provides a holistic approach to the education of GMC students by emphasizing character education and critical thinking.

Degree Program Coordinator

Randy Elvidge,

Program Benefits

Upon completion of the degree, students are well prepared for admission to Registered Nursing (R.N.) programs throughout the state of Georgia and adjacent states. This program prepares students for completion of two-year Associate of Science in Nursing (A.S.N.) programs, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) programs at four-year institutions, and R.N. bridge programs at participating institutions.

Cost for the Degree

Average Annual Cost for this Degree:

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