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2007-2008 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2007-2008 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing


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(BS)

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.

Admission to the Nursing Major


Enrollment in RN to BS nursing courses is limited to students who have been admitted to the nursing major.  A complete Application for the RN to BS in Nursing Program Admission must be on file in the nursing office to be considered for admission to the major. Admission decisions are made by a nursing committee and are competitive.

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 2.5 or higher
  4. RN license from state of residence
  5. Current CPR certification for the professional provider
  6. Documentation of health requirements
  7. Two professional references
  8. Professional statement
  9. Completion of the following courses or their equivalents with a grade of ‘C’ or better:

Registration for Upper Division Nursing Courses:


Only students admitted to the nursing major will be approved to register for upper division (3000 or higher) nursing courses.

Application Deadlines:


Applications for the RN to BS in Nursing Program are available in the Nursing Office, Room 315 Lawson Hall or on the nursing program website. Applications and documentation of all admission requirements must be submitted to the Nursing Office on or before July 1 st for admission to fall nursing courses and November 15 th for admission to spring nursing courses.

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 achieve a satisfactory for the clinical component of each nursing course.
  3. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 throughout their enrollment in the RN to BS in Nursing Program+.
  4. 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.
  5. Failure to earn a ‘C’ or better in any two nursing courses within the RN to BS in Nursing curriculum will result in dismissal from the program.

Footnotes:


+ Major GPA based on all nursing courses taken at EIU.

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