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. Nursing majors are responsible for complying with the standards and policies outlined in the baccalaureate nursing program Student Handbook. Nursing majors who fail to comply with these 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 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 the health requirements and immunizations, uniforms, clinical and laboratory equipment, CPR certification, NCLEX-RN preparation supplies, health insurance, criminal background checks, drug screenings, 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 through Elmhurst College. The College will purchase such insurance for all nursing students, and the student will be billed by the Office of Student Financial Services. Individual access to an insured car for community-based clinical experiences is required.