In order to start the RN to BSN program at Illinois State University, students must meet the following eligibility requirements. Please note that these requirements are only needed to begin the program. You can still apply and be admitted while you are working toward finishing these requirements.
Complete the following courses or equivalents with a C or better prior to starting the program. Coursework must total 55 credit hours.
|IAI C1 900||Writing Composition I*||3 credit hours|
|IAI C2 900||Oral Communication (Speech)*||3 credit hours|
|IAI C3 901||Writing Composition II*||3 credit hours|
|IAI M1 900||Mathematics||3 credit hours|
|IAI P1 900||Physical Science||4 credit hours|
|IAI L1 900||Life Science||3 credit hours|
|IAI||Social & Behavioral Science:
3 courses needed from 2 disciplines
|9 credit hours total|
|IAI||Humanities & Fine Arts:
3 courses total, at least 1 humanities and 1 fine arts
|9 credit hours total|
|PSY 110||General Psychology|
|PSY 213||Lifespan Development|
|BSC 181 or KNR 181/183||Anatomy and Physiology I|
|BSC 182 or KNR 182/184||Anatomy and Physiology II|
All students entering their respective nursing program are expected to be compliant with all health & safety requirements of the University, MCN, and the clinical sites they are assigned to or have selected, at all times. In addition to any University and MCN expectations, all students engaged in a clinical for credit are subject to any applicable policies and/or procedures of the clinical site, including immunizations and other requests. Upon admission, students receive a comprehensive list of health & safety compliance requirements that must be adhered to prior to nursing course registration. These include but are not limited to the following: immunizations, blood titers, TB skin test, influenza vaccination, N95 mask fit test, criminal background checks, and drug tests. Upon clinical assignment and throughout the semester as applicable, students are provided with any additional clinical site-specific requirements beyond those outlined upon admission. If clinical rotations require more than ISU/MCN, (i.e., COVID-19 vaccination proof, weekly testing, etc.), students must meet the requirements of their clinical site by providing documentation as directed by the clinical site (i.e., directly to the site following their guidelines for compliance and/or through the College with an appropriate release). Students must comply with these requirements to receive an override to register or remain registered for clinical. More details related to health and safety can be found in the Health and Safety section of the Student Handbooks. Students should refer to their Health and Safety packets to be aware of requirements and deadlines.
RN to BSN students admitted to the major with a minimum of 55 credit hours must:
Those students who are dismissed from the major will be changed to "Undeclared" major status.