Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours
The RN to BS Nursing Program is committed to offering superior, accessible undergraduate nursing education for registered nurses pursuing a bachelor’s of science degree with a major in nursing. The courses are taught via distance education to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.
Admission to the Nursing Major
Admission decisions are made once the application process is complete.
Provisional Admission to the Nursing Major
Provisional admission to the major is available to students from community colleges where EIU has a Dual Track Agreement in place. Students from these community colleges may apply for provisional admission. Students provisionally admitted to the Nursing major may enroll in EIU coursework as provided in the dual track agreement. Full unconditional admission will be granted when students meet the RN to BS in Nursing program requirements. For information about the Dual Track Agreements and community colleges participating in the agreements, contact the Nursing Program office at EIU, 217-581-7049.
Criteria for Admission to the Major:
Unconditional admission to the University
Complete Application for the RN to BS in Nursing Program
Achievement of a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
RN license from state of residence
Completion of the following courses or their equivalents is recommended with a grade of ‘C’ or better:
Students enrolled in the RN to BS in Nursing Program must earn a ‘C’ or better in all major requirement courses to progress in the program.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 throughout their enrollment in the RN to BS in Nursing Program.2
A nursing course in which a student failed to earn a grade of ‘C’ or better may be repeated by the student only one time. Failure to receive a grade of ‘C’ or better for a second time of any nursing course will result in dismissal from the program.
1 This major does not require the completion of a foreign language through high school or college work as a graduation requirement. Of the 120 semester hours required to complete the degree, at least 25 semester hours earned at EIU must be included.
2 Major GPA based on all nursing courses taken at EIU.