NEW for 2023: Apply to transfer to MCN's Normal, IL campus or MCN's new Springfield location!
The following coursework requirements are needed to transfer into Illinois State University's BSN program. These must be completed prior to admission into the College of Nursing, but are not required at the time of application.
Below is the list of nursing prerequisites. Courses require a C or better to fulfill the requirement. Course numbers listed relate to the Illinois State University course catalog. The institution you are transferring from maybe catalog their equivalent courses differently. For course equivalents, please refer to our transferability resources below.
|Fundamentals of Chemistry||CHE 110+112 or 140|
|Statistics||ECO/POL/PSY 138 or MQM 100 or Math 150|
|Fundamentals of Psychology||PSY 110|
|Lifespan Development Psychology||PSY 213|
|Microbiology and Society||BSC 160*|
|Human Physiology and Anatomy I||BSC 181 or KNR 181+183*|
|Human Physiology and Anatomy II||BSC 182 or KNR 182+184|
Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
|Medical Terminology||HSC 105|
*Microbiology and Society (BSC 160) OR Human Physiology and Anatomy I (BSC 181 or KNR 181+183) must be completed with transcripts received by the supporting material deadline, February 1.
Priority admission consideration is given to applicants with a greater number of prerequisites completed with exemplary grades.
For guidance on transferability of undergraduate coursework, please see below.
Work closely with an academic advisor at your current college or university to determine what courses you need and build a plan that prepares you for transferring to ISU. When you speak with your advisor, tell them you will need: (1) IAI general education requirements to transfer to 4-year university and (2) equivalent courses for ISU's 9 nursing prerequisites .
Please note that you do not need all coursework complete at the time you apply; it just needs to be done by the time you start the program.
Courses are named and cataloged differently at different institutions. To identify the courses at your school that count as ISU's nursing prerequisites, use the following resources:
|I have credits from...||Resource|
|Illinois community colleges||Course Articulation Guides|
|Universities and out-of-state community colleges||Transferology.com|
If you're attending a community college in Illinois, you can map out your IAI general education using the Course Planning Worksheet from iTransfer.org. This tool provides a complete report you can keep for your records, and it's great for figuring out anything you may be missing as you prepare to transfer.
Accepted applicants who complete prerequisite courses that transfer into Illinois State University as a major elective or non-major elective instead of as the Illinois State University prerequisite course numbers listed above may prepare a Transferability Form and submit it to Mennonite College of Nursing for review. Information received will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Student Services. Transferability Forms available via download below or by calling (309) 438-7400. This form must also be completed for nursing courses completed at another bachelor-level nursing college. No evaluation can be made of any courses, however, without a completed application.
For additional guidance, please refer to the Office of the Registrar at Illinois State University.