Chicago State University
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Admission Requirements

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Meet the general admission requirements of the University and be enrolled as a pre-nursing major. Attain a cumulative and science grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Students must complete an entrance examination, a personal essay of 400 words, describing what influenced your decision to enter the nursing profession and submit three recommendation letters.

Complete the following pre-requisite courses with a grade of C or better

  • ENG 1270 and 1280 (Composition)
  • BIOL 1080, 2020, 2021 and 2059 (Cell Biology, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology)
  • MATH 1200, equivalent or higher level
  • HSC 2150 (Introduction to Health Professions)
  • Nine credits of Humanities; six credits must be in a single foreign language
  • NURS/HSC 3321
  • PSYC 1100 and 2000 (Introduction and Life Span Developmental Psychology)
  • CHEM 1050 (General and Organic Chemistry)
  • SOC 1250 or ANTH 1010
  • PHIL 1020 or 1030 (Mathematics/Critical Thinking)
  • PSYC 4190 or NURS 3329 Statistics

General Education Requirement

Fall Year 1 Credit

hours
Spring Year 1 Credit

hours
ENG 1230/1270 – Composition I 3 ENG 1240/1280 – Composition II 3
MATH 1200 – College Algebra 3 CHEMISTRY 1050 – General and Organic Chemistry 5
BIOL 1080 – Biological Science Survey I & Lab 3 BIOLOGY 2020 – Anatomy & Physiology I Lecture & Lab 4
PSYC 1100 – Intro to Psychology 3 PSYC 2000 – Life Span Development 3
Sociology 1250 or ANTH 1010 3    
Total 15  Total  15
       
Fall Year 2 Credit

hours 
Spring Year 2 Credit

hours 
BIOLOGY 2059- Intro Microbiology Lecture & Lab 3 PSYC 4190 OR HSC 3329 - Statistics 3
HSC 2150 Intro to Health Professions 3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE II 3
BIOLOGY 2021 – Anatomy & Physiology II Lecture & Lab 4 PHIL 1020 or PHIL 1030 Critical Thinking 3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE I 3 HSC 3321 Service Learning 3
FINE ARTS Required 3 CMAT 2030 or 1130 – Speech 3
Total 16 Total 15
       

RN to BSN Professional Sequence Courses

Semester 1 Credit

hours
Semester 2 Credit

hours
NURS 3020 Nursing Pathophysiology 3 NURS 3324 Pharmacologic Interventions 3
NURS 3051 Fundamentals of Nursing 6  NURS 3325 Comprehensive Care of Adults 8
NURS 3151 Nursing Communication & Health Assessment 3  NURS 3102 Seminar II 1
NURS 3140 Theory and Professional Issues in Nursing 2    
NURS 3101 Seminar I

1    
Total 15  Total  12
       
Semester 3 Summer Credit

hours 
Semester 4 Credit

hours 
NURS 3326 Mental Health Nursing 5 NURS 4210 Maternal/Child 4
    NURS 4051 Nursing Care of Children and Family 4
    NURS 3200 Research Methods 3
    NURS 4400 Advanced Therapeutics and Prioritization 2
    NURS 4201 Seminar III

1
Total 5 Total 14
       
Semester 5 Credit

hours 
  Credit

hours 
NURS Elective 3    
NURS 4251 Community Based Care of Family    
NURS 4301 Leadership and Management     
NURS 4202 Seminar IV     
Total 13 Total Program Hours 120

Please note: At least 120 credit hours are required from the University to receive an undergraduate degree. All students must fulfill the Nursing Department requirements and the University’s requirements. ** Nursing Department BHS 200, 773-995-3992