Students interested in nursing will be admitted to Elmhurst College as pre-nursing majors while they work on prerequisite coursework. When a majority of prerequisite coursework is successfully completed, students must apply to the Prelicensure Nursing Program. Admission to the nursing major is competitive, and meeting the minimum academic qualifications does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.
To be admitted to the nursing program, students must:
See the Elmhurst College Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Program Student Handbook (pdf) for further information on these requirements for admission.
The following requirements are necessary to be admitted to the upper division nursing program:
The deadline for submission of all materials is the first day of Spring Term prior to the Fall Term in which the student wishes to enroll in nursing courses.
Program Course Requirements
The nursing major includes prerequisite and required support courses. The nursing sequence consists of 14 required NRS courses that incorporate didactic and/or clinical practice: NRS 300, 303, 308, 309, 315, 316, 403, 405, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, and 414. Students must complete two approved courses in mathematics to fulfill requirements for the BS degree.
Prerequisite Courses for the Nursing Major
ENG 105 Composition I
ENG 106 Composition II
BIO 107 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 108 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO 221 Microbiology for Health Professionals
CHM 101 General Chemistry
CHM 103 Elementary Organic and Biochemistry
PSY 210 Introduction to Psychological Science
PSY 315 Lifespan Development
College-level mathematics course
Required Support Courses for the Nursing Major
BIO 449 Pathophysiology (may be taken concurrently with NRS 308 and 309)
PSY 327 Abnormal Psychology
MTH 345 Elementary Statistics
MTH 346 Statistics for Scientists
PSY 355 Statistics for Scientific Research
A variety of elective courses are available to meet the needs and interests of nursing majors. Nursing majors are encouraged to elect courses in other divisions of the College or to complete a second major or minor in a related or complementary field.