The goal of the baccalaureate nursing program is to prepare nurses to function in a variety of settings: hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, convalescent centers, military installations, and public health institutions, such as health departments and home healthcare agencies. Graduates assess the degree of health or illness of individuals, plan, implement, evaluate, and supervise nursing care. Graduates of this program have collegial and independent relationships with other members of the healthcare team.
The prerequisite course work listed below prepares the student to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in the UIC College of Nursing. Completion of the pre-nursing curriculum does not guarantee admission to the College of Nursing. All prerequisite course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
|ENGL 160||Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts||3|
|ENGL 161||Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research||3|
|BIOS 350||General Microbiology a||3|
|CHEM 122||General Chemistry I Lecture b,c||4|
|CHEM 123||General Chemistry Laboratory I b,c||1|
|CHEM 130||Survey of Organic and Biochemistry c||5|
|KN 251||Human Physiological Anatomy I a,d||5|
|KN 252||Human Physiological Anatomy II d||5|
|NUEL 250||Human Development Across the Life Span||3|
|STAT 101||Introduction to Statistics e||4|
|or STAT 130||Introduction to Statistics for the Life Sciences|
|Exploring World Cultures course f||3|
|Understanding the Creative Arts course f||3|
|Understanding the Individual and Society course f,g||3|
|Understanding the Past course f||3|
|Understanding U.S. Society course f,g||3|
|One 3-semester-hour, 200-level, upper-division course in the arts and sciences h||3|
|LAS Electives (hours may vary)|
BIOS 110 is a prerequisite for this course.
This course is approved for the Analyzing the Natural World General Education category.
Students should consult the General Education section of the catalog for a list of approved courses in this category.
Students may choose a course from one of these categories: physical sciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences, social sciences, fine arts, performing arts, or humanities. This requirement may be completed after admission to the BSN program.
Applications to the BSN program are accepted for fall admission only. Students applying to the BSN program must meet the following minimum requirements at the time of application:
- 2.75/4.00 cumulative grade point average
- 2.50/4.00 natural science grade point average
- Completion of all pre-nursing course work with a grade of C or higher prior to enrollment. The five natural science courses (human anatomy and physiology I and II, microbiology, general chemistry, survey of organic and biochemistry) must have been completed within seven years of enrollment. Three of the five natural science courses must be completed prior to the application deadline.
In addition, all students will be required to have a background check and drug test upon admission. If the results of either requirement indicate that a student would not be eligible for placement at the college’s practicum agencies, the student’s admission will be rescinded.
Applications are available in September. The final application deadline is January 15. Students should see the program website for information regarding current application requirements nursing.uic.edu.