Eastern Illinois University and Richland Community College Transfer Guide

From A.A.S. (A.D.N.) in Nursing to B.S. in Nursing

Richland Community College - year 1

Semester 1

NURS 111 (NUR Elective) 1
NURS 112 (NUR Elective) 9
PSYCH 110 (PSY 1879G) 3
ENGL 1011 (ENG 1001G) 3
BIOL 201 (BIO 2200 w/BIOL 202) 4

Semester 2

NURS 155 (NUR Elective) 5
NURS 152 (NUR Elective) 4
NURS 154 (NUR Elective) 3
PSYCH 145 (FCS 1800) 3
BIOL 202 (BIO 2001G w/BIOL 201) 4

Semester 3

SPCH 1011 (CMN 1310G) 3

Richland Community College - year 2

Semester 1

2NURS 206 (NUR Elective) 5
NURS 250 (NUR Elective) 6
SOCIO 110 (SOC 1838G) 3
BIOL 220 (BIO 1004G) 4

Semester 2

NURS 252 (NUR Elective) 5
NURS 254 (NUR Elective) 6
HLTH 197/297 (GEN 0000) 1
 IAI Fine Arts (FA General Education) 3

Semester 3

ENG 1021 (ENG 1002G) 3
CHEM 100 or 131 (CHM 1040G or CHM 1310G &1315G) 4

Total: 82 Semester Hours

Eastern Illinois University - year 3

Semester 1

NUR 31034 Theoretical Found. Of Prof. Nurs. Practice 3
MAT 2250G5 or Elective6 Elementary Statistics 4
NUR 3303 Advanced Nursing Health Assessment 3
  Humanities GEN Ed 3

Semester 2

NUR 3604 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Prof. Nur. Pr. 4
NUR 3703 Research in Professional Nursing 3
  HUM or FA GEN ED 3
  Elective 6 3
  Upper Division Elective6,7 3

Eastern Illinois University - year 4

Semester 1

NUR 4106 Leadership and Management in Nursing 6
NUR 4203 Nursing, Health Care, Policies, and Politics 3
EIU 4___ Senior Seminar4 3
  Upper Division Elective6, 7 3

Semester 2

NUR 4506 Nursing and the Community 6
NUR 4604 Professional Seminar 4
  Professional Elective6, 7 (Upper Division) 3
Total: 57 Semester Hours
Program Total: 139 Semester Hours
1Must have a grade of "C" or better in ENG 101 (ENG 1001G), ENG 102 (ENG 1002G), and SPCH 101 (CMN 1310G).
2Apply to Eastern one year prior to enrollment.
3Apply to EIU R.N. to B.S. program by July 1st for Fall enrollment or November 15 for Spring enrollment.
4Students must submit three papers to the Electronic Writing Portfolio. Submissions may come from any EIU writing-centered or writing-intensive course, or from any other course for which students complete an appropriate writing assignment.
5Recommend taking MAT 2250G equivalent at community college.
6Electives are chosen in consultation with Eastern Illinois University faculty advisor.
7Students must have 40 hours of Upper Division (3000 or above) credits.
8Students must have 56 hours earned from a four-year institution, and 25 hours earned at Eastern Illinois University.

Richland Community College was founded in 1971. The faculty and staff of Richland are committed to meeting the challenges of the new economies and technologies. They are committed to providing the leadership and education required to create a talented pool of people who will help Central Illinois grow and prosper in an increasingly complex world. The following statement of purpose and mission and the requisite goals outline the blueprint, the plan, and the process by which Richland will meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The primary purpose of Richland Community College is to improve the quality of life in Central Illinois by actively serving the educational needs of the people, organizations, and institutions it serves. The College pledges to provide equal access to education and training for all citizens regardless of race, age, gender, religion, national origin, ethnic background, or disability. The mission of Richland Community College is to offer educational programs that enable students to achieve their potential through higher education by obtaining the abilities, attitudes, and skills needed for personal and professional growth.

Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships.

Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.

A variety of excellent on-campus housing opportunities are available on the safe, compact 320-acre campus. Student graduation and retention rates are well above state and national averages, and that success continues after students earn their degrees -- year after year, Eastern ranks high in job placement, alumni satisfaction and employer satisfaction.

Ellen Colbeck
Dean, Health Professions
Richland Community College
One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
217-875-7211 ext. 751
Dr. Renee Kidd-Marshall
Director, Nursing Program
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

University Catalog
This articulation course matrix is intended to be complete and accurate. However, the Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Catalog is the official statement of requirements.

Effective Dates
This articulation agreement is valid from August 20, 2011 through August 20, 2015 .

Program Articulation Agreement
This articulation agreement and program requirements are subject to change. See your community college counselor or advisor for updated information prior to registering for courses each semester. Alternatively, you can contact the Transfer Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University by phone at 217-581-7663 or by e-mail at ripearson@eiu.edu.

University Residency Requirement
The Eastern Illinois University courses listed in the course matrix fulfill the University's residency requirement.

University Graduation Requirements
Among other requirements, students graduating from EIU must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher; an GPA of 2.0 or higher in the major; 40 semester hours of upper-division course (3000-4000 level); complete or have documented exemption from two courses in a single foreign language with a GPA of 2.0 or higher; two upper-division writing-intensive courses and electronic writing portfolio submission and assessment. A complete description of undergraduate graduation requirements is in the Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Catalog.

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