Applying to Illinois State
- AA or AS degree or a specified portion of the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum
- Must be graduate of a state-approved diploma school of nursing or an associate degree nursing program
- Be licensed as a registered nurse in state of residence (at the time of admission, not at the time of application)
- Hold an unencumbered licensure in every state in which student is licensed
- Submit recommendation from a current employer
- Submit a resume to include: education, certifications, professional/community members of committee involvement, mentoring/precepting, award, description of non-student based work experience, and scope of responsibility assoicated with employment positions.
- Submit 2 page maximum double spaced essay as follows: Describe your rationale for pursuing an advanced degree at this time and the circumstances that may effect an admission decision.
Completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or better:
- General Psychology (PSY 110)
- Lifespan Development (PSY 213)
- Microbiology (BSC 160)
- Anatomy and Physiology I (BSC 181)
- Anatomy and Physiology II (BSC 182)
- Nutrition (FCS 102)
To find the course equivalencies at an Illinois community college, please review our Course Articulation Guides.
Consider completing an approved Illinois State global studies course prior to admission into Nursing. Although this course may be completed following admission, earlier completion will allow for a reduced workload upon entrance.