- The university of St. Francis prepares pupils by focusing on critical thinking skills, cultural awareness and also patient advocacy. The nursing curriculum provides pupils with knowledge and also competencies to meet the nursing requirements of contemporary society and also the intellectual inquiry required for the continued development of the nursing profession.
- Students are ready to provide nursing care for persons, families and also groups across their lifespan in various health care functions with special emphasis on health care of the aged adult. Students incorporate knowledge regarding the nature of persons, their environment and also health state.
- USF BSN graduates earn a pass rate higher than the national average on the NCLEX, the national licensure examination for registered nurses.
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education certifies the USF baccalaureate
About the school
- The University of St. Francis (USF) is a Catholic, Franciscan university, serving over 3,300 students at sites all through the United States.
- University of St. Francis primary campus is situated at 500 Wilcox Street in Joliet, Illinois, USA. It is situated approximately 35 miles southwest of Chicago in a residential neighborhood and also serves 1,300 students. It was founded in the year 1920.
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximately $24,050
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
All students seeking enrollment in the clinical nursing sequence must meet all of the following requirements
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all college coursework
- Meet ATI TEAS score requirements
- Minimum grade of “C” in all prerequisite courses
- Maximum of one “W” is allowed within the prerequisite courses
Completion of the following prerequisite courses:
- Principles of Biology
- Foundations of Chemistry
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II
- College Writing I, II
- General Psychology
- Life-Span Development
- Principles of Sociology
- Introduction to Statistics
- Computer Concepts and Applications
- Human Nutrition
- NURS 250 Concepts of Professional Nursing
- NURS 265 Health Promotion and Family Assessment
- NURS 270 Health and Aging.
After the completion of an eligibility audit by the Nursing Admissions and Progression Committee, students are granted permission to enroll in the clinical nursing sequence. Transfer students meeting the above requirements are not guaranteed entry into the clinical course sequence.
Additional admission requirements exist for nursing transfer students.
- 00 Cumulative GPA
- 75 Nursing Science courses GPA (comprised of Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, and Chemistry)
- C’s and above with no repeat courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, or Statistics
- Only 1 Withdraw, D, F allowed in above courses; will need to successfully complete course before admission review
- “Nursing Readiness” will be determined by your admissions counselor and/or LCON Admission and Progression Committee
Address: 500 Wilcox St, Joliet, IL 60435
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