Dec 14, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing

Nursing (B.S.)



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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:


  1. Unconditional admission to the University
  2. Complete Application for the RN to BS in Nursing Program
  3. Achievement of a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  4. RN license from state of residence
  5. Completion of the following courses or their equivalents is recommended with a grade of ‘C’ or better:

AND one of the following 3 or 4 credit course(s) (or its equivalent):


Application Process:


Advising for registration will occur after admission to the program. 

General Education Requirements


Foundational Courses (Writing-6, Speaking-3, Math-3)

12 hours

Quantitative Reasoning in Natural Sciences  

7 hours

Citizenship in Social and Behavioral Sciences 

9 hours

Communication in Humanities and Fine Arts              

9 hours

Senior Seminar or Study Abroad Capstone 

3 hours

Total

40 hours

OPD Interdisciplinary Dyad


Select one of the following courses to complete OPD interdisciplinary dyad. Director approval required for other OPD selections. Credits: 3

HST Interdisciplinary Dyad


Select one of the following courses to complete HST interdisciplinary dyad. Director approval required for other HST selections. Credits: 3

Progression Requirements:


  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.

Footnotes:


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.
 

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