Kinesiology majors wishing to gain admission to post-baccalaureate accelerated nursing programs should choose this concentration. In general, these post-baccalaureate programs have the following pre-requisites:
Note: It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors in meeting the specific pre-requisites of the program choice as these do vary somewhat.
The pre-requisites listed above can be satisfied by taking the following courses at Gordon College:
|BIO150||Biology I: Cell and Genetics (requirement may vary by school)|
|KIN/BIO213*||Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
|KIN/BIO214*||Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
|CHE111*||Principles of Chemistry I|
|CHE112||Principles of Chemistry II (requirement may vary by school)|
|MA220||Biostatistics (or approved alternate)|
|BIO225||Nutrition (or approved alternate)|
|*(met by kinesiology major))|
Rebecca Scott van Vliet, class of 2004
Rebecca Scott van Vliet entered the accelerated, post-baccalaureate nursing program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She has completed her degree and now serves as an registered nurse at a major teaching hospital. Here is what Rebecca had to say about her time at Gordon:
"When I look back on my time at Gordon a few things stand out: my intership at the Center for Balance, Mobility & Wellness, where I got my first taste of patient care; senior seminar, where assumptions were challenged and I learned to think as a scientist and as a Christian without compromising either arena; and the close-knit community of the kinesiology department, where I had the opportunity to grow and develop intellectually, spiritually and personally thanks to professors and classmates alike. Today I work as an RN on a neurology and neurosurgery floor at a large teaching hospital. While my nursing education more than prepared me for the direct nursing care I provide daily, I believe my patients receive more holistic care because of the lessons and experiences I had at Gordon. Whether it is the patient struggling with aphasia after a stroke, dealing with the devastating loss of motor function that accompanies multiple sclerosis or navigating a world of balance problems after a brain tumor, I am better equipped as a nurse because of my background in kinesiology. Nursing is a profession where opportunities to serve others and the Lord abound, and I am thankful to Gordon for the large part it played in bringing me to where I am today."
To read about more graduates, visit our Kinesiology Graduates page.