Baccalaureate Degree Completion Option
for Registered Nurses
The Deicke Center of Nursing Education baccalaureate program offers an option leading to the bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing for registered nurses who are graduates of associate degree nursing programs or hospital schools of nursing.
The RN/BS student must meet the following criteria for admission to the nursing program:
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
- A minimum of 12 course units (48 hours) completed, including six areas of knowledge and college-level mathematics.
- Transfer GPA of 2.75 or above.
- Completion of Anatomy and Physiology I and II, General Chemistry, and Microbiology with a grade of C or better. These courses must be recognized by Elmhurst College for transfer credit.
- Completion of a course equivalent to ENG 106, General Psychology, and Lifespan Development.
- A current, unencumbered license as a registered professional nurse in the State of Illinois.
- Demonstrated competency in health assessment.
- Computer literacy as demonstrated by the Elmhurst College proficiency exam or equivalent course.
RN/BS Nursing Sequence
The nursing sequence consists of six required NRS course units that incorporate didactic and/or clinical practice: NRS 320, 403, 411, 412, 420, 421
Required Support Courses
RN/BS students must complete the following:
- BIO 449 Pathophysiology
- MTH 345 Elementary Statistics or MTH 346 Statistics for Scientists or PSY 355 Statistics for Scientific Research (does not count as one of the two required units in mathematics)