- The School of Nursing at Illinois Wesleyan stretches the University’s liberal arts tradition to develop exceptional thinkers, compassionate professionals and also leaders for nursing and universal health care.
- Students can start clinical experience in their sophomore year.
- The values of Illinois Wesleyan’s School of Nursing towards patient care is mirrored in its curriculum, which follows a particular structure referred to as the theory of self-care. The majority of students earn a bachelor of science in nursing within four years, without the requirement of summer study.
- Illinois Wesleyan University School of Nursing is endorsed by the State of Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation, and the baccalaureate training program is certified by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education with full continuing accreditation through 2020.
About the school
- Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU), is an independent liberal arts college situated in Bloomington, Illinois. The United States. Established in 1850, the central portion of the current campus was acquired in 1854 with the first building built in 1856.
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximate $25,560
Following are the minimum requirements for BSN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Students enter the program as freshmen with a major in nursing and do not need to reapply to enter the nursing sequence, which begins in the sophomore year.
Candidates for admission to the School of Nursing will be evaluated by the criteria required for admission to the College of Liberal Arts, where the major emphasis is placed on academic achievement. For those applying as freshmen:
- Fifteen academic units within the areas of English, foreign language, mathematics, laboratory science and social science.
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average based on a 4.0 scale.
- Results of the SAT-I or the ACT showing comparable aptitude.
- Student activities.
In addition to the above, it is recommended that candidates for admission to the School of Nursing have a strong preparation in the sciences, and at a minimum should have completed, upon graduation from high school, one year each of biology, chemistry, algebra, and geometry. It is highly recommended that students have three years of high school math, and, a science in the senior year. Students enter the program as freshmen with a major in nursing and do not need to reapply to enter the nursing sequence, which begins in the sophomore year.
Transfer students must meet the criteria for transferring into Illinois Wesleyan University. A regular IWU application, which is accessed on the link at the bottom of the page, must be completed and submitted to the Admission Office with high school and college transcripts, standardized test scores and the downloaded recommendation form. Students may apply to enter in the Spring (second semester) of the first year, or the Fall (first semester) of the sophomore year. Students may be accepted “conditionally”, providing coursework is satisfactorily completed prior to entering in the Fall. Strongest consideration will be given to students who have accumulated a GPA of 3.0 or greater in courses that will directly transfer to IWU.
Courses taken at IWU which are required for progression to sophomore year:
- BIO 107 & 108: Human Biology 107 and 108 (including labs)=two semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab.
- BIO 114: The Microbial World (including lab)=Microbiology with a lab
- CHEM 110: Basic Chemistry (including lab)
- PSY 253: Lifespan Developmental Psychology (General Psychology will not meet this req)
- HLTH 230: Human Nutrition
- GW 100: Gateway Colloquium* (required IWU freshman writing course)
*Credit will be granted for Gateway only if a transfer student has successfully completed the first-year writing requirements at the university or college from which s/he is transferring, or has completed two English composition courses.
Transfer courses necessary to begin the nursing sequence have been approved from 3 colleges. An automatic transfer of courses, including General Education Category, will be performed by the Registrar’s office for these courses for the academic year in progress. This list provided is for schools in the area; IWU will accept courses from other universities. Course credits with grades below a “C” will not transfer to Illinois Wesleyan University.
Address: 1312 Park St, Bloomington, IL 61701
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