Pre-Nursing and Allied Health
Pre-nursing at Faulkner is usually a two year program which leads to an application and transfer to a regional school of nursing (e.g. AUM, UAB, Troy, USA). Pre-nursing does not lead to a degree from Faulkner. However, many students decide to earn the BA/BS degree in biology and admission to nursing school to earn the BSN and RN follows.
Some nursing programs (e.g. UAB) allow students with the Biology Baccalaureate degree to enter their MSN programs directly without the RN requirement. Requirements for nursing school vary from one institution to another and also sometimes among the programs at the same institution. Students must communicate with the nursing schools of their choice for specific transfer requirements before scheduling classes at Faulkner.
Allied Health Requirements
Faulkner University provides training for students who wish to enroll in other allied health programs at a number of institutions in the Southeast. There students receive specialized paramedical training for careers in Child Development, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Dental Assisting and Hygiene, Emergency Medical Services, Health Information Technology, Medical Transcription, Human Services, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Sonography, and Sports Medicine.
Faulkner University Science Department has a cooperative Linkage program with Wallace State College (WSC) at Hanceville, AL. Our program links with their many Associate of Applied Science degree programs. To prepare for this a student would take the first year of general education and additional prerequisite courses here at Faulkner and then apply for acceptance into WSC or a similar institution. A student then transfers to the new institution at the appropriate program starting date to complete their coursework and clinical experiences in one of the specialized programs through this arrangement.
Planning and Advising
Students interested in pursuing a linkage program should contact advisors in the Science Department at the earliest possible opportunity. This is important because the student must plan the appropriate course of study here at Faulkner to ensure they meet the entrance requirements and obtain special application materials for admission to WSC or other institutions. To make applications to these institutions students must have completed the prescribed courses for their specific program and must possess an academic grade average of “C” or better, as well as a “C” or better in each course for their specific program.