Get your accelerated nursing prerequisites and Arts & Science electives online from a top-ranked nursing school

Considering an accelerated bachelor’s program in nursing or a BS completion program for RN's? In most cases, you will need to complete certain prerequisites or Arts & Science electives prior to taking courses at your nursing school.

The Center for Lifelong Learning can help you get those prerequisites quickly, conveniently, affordably—and from a highly respected institution.

  • Our Fast Track courses are taught completely online. So you can learn when and where it’s best for you.

  • Fast Track courses are taught by faculty of the University of Rochester School of Nursing, one of the nation’s most respected nursing schools.

  • Fast Track credits are accepted by many nursing schools. Want to know if the school you’re considering will accept Fast Track credits? Check with your school’s Admissions or Advising office. If they have any questions or need further information, have them contact our office directly at or (585) 275-0446

  • Fast Track is affordable. Our cost per credit hour is competitive with other respected online providers—and much more affordable than on-campus classes.

Have questions about completing your nursing prerequisites with Fast Track?

Read our Fast Track Frequently Asked Questions to learn how the courses work, how to register, and answer many other questions. Don't find an answer there-- email or call 585.275.0446

Courses Required as APNN prerequisites at the University of Rochester

NSG 305: Growth and Development Through the Lifespan

NSG 311: Statistics for Evidence Based Practice in the Health Sciences

NSG 312: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Application to Health

NSG 313: Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Application to Health

NSG 309: Microbiology and Application to Health

NSG 310: Nutrition and Health

If you are applying to our APNN program, be sure to contact admissions at (585) 275-8846 to ensure you are signing up for the right courses.

Courses which qualify as Art & Science electives for the BS Completion Program

NSG 311: Statistics for Evidence Based Practice in the Health Sciences

NSG 310: Nutrition and Health

How to Register

Click on the class link above to view the course information and registration page.

Want information about the Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses?

See the APNN page here or call the admissions office 585.275.2375

Want information about the BS Completion program for RN's?

See the BS Completion page here or call the admissions office 585.275.2375

Due to state-specific regulations, at this time University of Rochester complete distance education courses cannot accept registrations from students residing in Delaware, Utah and Wisconsin. Please check back periodically, as regulations may change.

This policy applies only to credit bearing complete (100%) online courses. It does NOT apply to online or hybrid online courses that have an on-campus requirement (such as one or more face-to-face classes, in-person assessments, or laboratory requirements). This policy also does NOT apply to non-credit continuing education courses. If you have any questions, please contact the registrar at