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Nursing prerequisites lay the foundation of every nurse’s future career. This course will walk you through all relevant basic-science topics you need for your prerequisites: Anatomy, Chemistry, Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology as well as Psychology and Sociology. With high-quality video lectures, smart Spaced-Repetition quizzes, and downloadable study materials, this course sets you up for success in your exams in an effective and organized way.

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Vincent Racaniello, PhD


Columbia University, New York, USA

Dr. Vincent Racaniello is a Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University in New York City, USA. He obtained his PhD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City in 1979, and joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1982. Because of his achievements, Dr. Racaniello has received several awards, including the Irma T. Hirschl Research Award, the Searle Scholars Program, and the Eli Lilly and NIH Merit Awards. Dr. Racaniello is interested in using new media for medical education; he writes a virology blog and hosts and produces several podcasts.
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Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Molecular and Cell Biology

Colorado Mountain College

Dr. Georgina Cornwall is a Biology Instructor and currently works as an Instructional Designer in the private sector, developing interactive online training materials. She obtained her PhD in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado, USA, in 2000, and has since taught a broad array of biology courses at various US universities. She is an active promoter of hybrid/online teaching formats and interactive courses, and has received several awards for her engaging and innovative course design; e.g., she was named Adjunct Faculty of the Year at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen twice. Within Lecturio, Dr. Cornwall teaches courses on Biology & Genetics.


James Pickering, PhD


University of Leeds, UK

Dr. James Pickering studies and publishes research within the areas of anatomy education, digital education, and curriculum design and evaluation. In honor of his contributions, he earned the University of Leeds Teaching Award. In 2014, he was named The Most Innovative Teacher and Learning Technologist.
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Tarry Ahuja, PhD

Psychology and Sociology

Carleton University

Dr. Tarry Ahuja is a Manager of Program Development Pharmaceutical Reviews and Real-World Evidence Advisor at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies (CADTH). He obtained his PhD in Neuroscience with a specialty in electrophysiology and pharmacology from Carleton University, Ottawa. Currently, he is a University Lecturer in Biological Foundations of Addictions and Health Psychology at Carleton University. He has undertaken clinical research with the National Research Council of Canada and worked in sleep disorder clinics for 10 years. Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahuja teaches courses on Psychology and Sociology.


Craig Canby, PhD


Des Moines University, Iowa, USA

Dr. Craig Canby is a Professor of Anatomy and the Associate Dean for Academic Curriculum and Medical Programs at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University, Iowa, USA. He obtained his PhD in Anatomy at the University of Iowa. For his achievements in teaching and research, he has received various awards including the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the prestigious Hancher-Finkbine Medallion.
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Kevin Ahern, PhD


Oregon State University, USA

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), USA. He obtained his PhD in biochemistry from the same institution. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU. Dr. Ahern is the co-author of three open education electronic textbooks on biochemistry as well as Kevin and Indira’s Guide to Getting Into Medical School. In 2017, he earned OSU’s highest teaching award, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award.
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Adam Le Gresley, PhD


Kingston University

Dr. Adam Le Gresley is Professor of Organic Chemistry within the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Kingston University in London, United Kingdom. He obtained his PhD in supramolecular organic chemistry from the University of Surrey in 2004, and undertook his postdoctoral research on photolabile compounds at Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia, USA. Currently, he is Director of Research and Enterprise of the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy, and Chemistry at Kingston University. An experienced lecturer, Dr. Le Gresley has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at Kingston University since 2009. Within Lecturio, Dr. Le Gresley teaches courses on Chemistry.


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