Medical Terminology Requirement - Southwestern Illinois College

Medical Terminology

One semester of college or high school dual credit in Medical Terminology (either HRO 100, one credit hour, or HRO 160, three credit hours) must be completed prior to starting the nursing program in the fall semester. This class can be waived after acceptance into the nursing program for those having health care experience. Testing is conducted to assess knowledge. Contact the nursing program director to discuss the credit award option for medical terminology knowledge at 618-235-2700, ext. 5263.

Students interested in transferring to earn their BSN should contact their transferring school for medical terminology requirements. The three-credit-hour medical terminology course may be required.