The Department of Nursing and Health Sciences baccalaureate program subscribes to the standards set by the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and other published professional nursing standards. Students in the pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing program are accountable for all standards and policies outlined in the Elmhurst College Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Program Student Handbook. Students in the accelerated baccalaureate degree-completion program for registered nurses are accountable for all standards and policies outlined in the baccalaureate nursing program Student Handbook for registered nurses. Nursing majors who fail to comply with these academic standards and policies are subject to the progressive discipline process outlined in the Handbook, up to and including dismissal from the nursing program.
To graduate with a major in nursing, students must obtain a grade of C or better in all prerequisite, support and nursing courses; maintain an overall grade-point average of at least 2.75; adhere to published professional nursing standards; and maintain the health requirements, functional abilities and unique combinations of cognitive, affective, psychomotor, physical and social abilities required to satisfactorily perform essential nursing functions.
During the clinical nursing sequence, the student must assume financial responsibility for health requirements, immunizations, uniforms, CPR certification, health insurance, transportation to and from clinical agencies, and expenses related to application for professional licensure. At Elmhurst College, students in the clinical nursing sequence must be covered by professional liability insurance. Individual access to an insured car for transportation to clinical and other program-related experiences is required.
Students will be assessed course fees in laboratory and clinical courses. These fees will be applied to such things as cost of licensure testing preparation, background checks and drug testing, clinical equipment and supplies, and liability insurance. Other fees may occur as necessary. Student fees will be billed by the Office of Student Financial Services.