BSN Pre-Nursing Courses
59 Semester Hours of Required Pre-Nursing Curriculum to be Completed at the College of Choice Prior to Enrollment at the College of Nursing.
Application may be made upon completion of at least 30 semester hours of Pre-Nursing courses, which must include at least 8 semester hours of physical/life sciences. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 plus a 2.50 GPA for anatomy & physiology I & II are required for admission. Only course grades of C or above are transferable. If the hours total less than 59, an additional course (s) must be taken in any area of choice.
|Required:||Any Philosophy/Logic course||3|
|One elective is required in the Fine Arts. Suggested areas-philosophy, religious studies, music, art, theater, history, literature.|
|Required:||Speech (1 course)||3|
|English Composition (2 courses)||6|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences:|
|Required:||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Growth & Development through Life Span||6|
|(Note: If one course covers entire life span, then may take a 3 semester hour elective instead of a second growth and development course.)|
|Physical & Life Sciences:|
|Required:||*Anatomy & Physiology (2 courses)||8|
|*Chemistry (1 course)||4|
|Microbiology (1 course)||4|
|*Must include a laboratory component|
|Required:||Any transferable college math course||3|
|Introduction to Statistics||3|
|Elective:||In any of the major content areas||3|
Student must take a 3 semester hour elective course of choice in any of the major content areas. It is recommended that anyone without computer knowledge take a computer class to satisfy this elective.
The requirements of the Pre-Nursing curriculum incorporate both the General Education Core Curriculum adopted by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Specific Courses required to support the nursing major.
RN-BSN Pre-Nursing Courses
59 Semester Hours of general education and support courses Required Pre-Nursing Curriculum to be Completed at the College of Choice Prior to Enrollment at the College of Nursing, and 64 hours of study in the nursing major offered b the College. Upon satisfactory completion of the pre-nursing curriculum, the student may be admitted to the College of Nursing.
|Humanities:||Suggested areas of study: Philoshophy, religion, music, art, theater, history and literature.||6|
|Communications:||Suggested areas of study: English composition and speach.||6|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences:||Suggested areas of study: Anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science and economics.||9|
|Physical & Life Sciences:||Suggested areas of study: A laboratory component is required. Suggested areas of study: anatomy & physiology, chemistry and microbiology.||12|
|Mathematics:||Suggested areas of study: Intro to statistics is required.||3|