Eastern Illinois University and Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Transfer Guide

From A.A.S. in Nursing to B.S. in Nursing

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - year 1

Semester 1

NUR 1201 (NUR Elective) 10
PSY 1101 (PSY 1879G) 3
LSC 2111 (BIO 2001G with LSC 2112) 4

Semester 2

NUR 1202 (NUR Elective) 10
ENG 1111 (ENG 1001G) 3
PSY 2109 (FCS 1800) 3
LSC 2112 (BIO 2200 w/LSC 2111) 4

Semester 3


Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - year 2

Semester 1

NUR 2201 (NUR Elective) 10
SOC 2101 (SOC 1838G) 3
LSC 2110 (BIO 1004G) 4

Semester 2

NUR 2202 (NUR Elective) 10
NUR 2205 (NUR Elective) 2
SPE 1101 (CMN 1310G) 3
ENG 1121 (ENG 1002G) 3
CHM 1120 or CHM 1130 (CHM 1040G) or (CHM 1310G & 1315G) 4

Semester 3

MTH 1131 (MATH 2250G) 4

Total: 80 Semester Hours

Eastern Illinois University - year 3

Semester 1

NUR 3103 Theoretical Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice 3
NUR 3303 Advanced Nursing Health Assessment 3
  Professional Elective (Upper Division) 3

Semester 2

NUR 3604 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Professional Nursing Practice 3
NUR 3703 Research in Professional Nursing 4
  HUM or FA Gen Ed 3

Semester 3

  Nursing Required Course, Humanities/Fine Arts and upper level courses as needed 0

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 Seminar 3

Semester 2

NUR 4506 Nursing and the Community 6
NUR 4604 Professional Seminar 4
  Electives, as needed (Upper Division) 3
Total: 44 Semester Hours
Program Total: 124 Semester Hours
Note: this is a suggested course pattern. Students must work with their advisor to develop a curriculum plan that meets their scheduling needs. Summer classes can also reduce the load during the fall and spring semesters

BIO 2200 Human Anatomy (Credits: 4) and
BIO 2001G Human Physiology (Credits: 4) or
BIO 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology (Credits: 4) and
BIO 2200 Human Anatomy and Physiology (Credits: 4)
PSY 1879G Introductory Psychology (Credits: 3)
SOC 1838G Introductory Sociology (Credits: 3)
ENG 1001G Composition and Language (Credits: 3)
ENG 1002G Composition and Literature (Credits: 3)
FCS 1800 Life Span Human Development (Credits: 3)
CHM 1040G The World of Chemistry (Credits:4) or
CHM 3025G The Chemistry in Your Life (Credits: 3) or
CHM 1310G General Chemistry I (Credits: 3) and
CHM 1315G General Chemistry Laboratory I (Credits: 1)

Suggested Courses:
MAT 2250 Elementary Statistics or an introductory statistics class at a community college (Credits: 4)
BIO 1004G Practical Microbiology (Credits: 3)
CMN 1310G Introduction to Speech (Credits: 3)


Nursing electives will be transferred from associate degree or diploma programs counting towards the BS in Nursing.
Nursing courses are flexible and may be taken in any sequence, except NUR 4604, which must be taken as the last nursing class. All other nursing courses must be taken prior to or concurrent with NUR 4604.
Apply to EIU RN to BS program the semester prior to anticipated enrollment.
Students must submit three papers to the Electronic Writing Portfolio. Submissions may come from any EIU writing-centered or writing-intensive courses.
Electives are chosen in consultation with EIU faculty advisor.
Students must have 40 hours of Upper Division (3000 or above) credit.
MAT 2250G equivalent (statistics) can be taken at a community college.
Students must have 42 hours earned from a four-year institution, and 25 hours earned at Eastern Illinois University to graduate.
The option of 56 hours, with a GPA above 3.6 qualifies the student to graduate with distinction.
Must have a grade of C or better in all courses.
NUR 3103 is offered every semester Fall/Spring.
General Education classes, EIU Senior Seminar classes are offered all semesters.
Achievement of accumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required to enroll in EIU BS in Nursing courses (NUR prefix.)

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District #529 (IECC) is located in a 3,000 square-mile area of southeastern Illinois near the Illinois-Indiana border. The multi-campus district includes Frontier Community College at Fairfield, Lincoln Trail College at Robinson, Olney Central College at Olney, and Wabash Valley College at Mt. Carmel. Each of the colleges is located in a small-town setting, with convenient access to larger cities in Illinois and Indiana. The colleges serve as centers for educational and cultural excellence, attracting not only recent high school graduates but also many older students who are upgrading their skills, earning the first two years of a four-year degree, or participating in plays, concerts, and seminars. The College District also includes a highly successful Workforce Education program which provides short-term training for some 10,000 employees each year at plant sites throughout the state of Illinois and in other states and countries as well.

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.

Tami Fralicker
Program Director
IECC District 259 Office
233 East Chestnut
Olney, IL 62450
618) 395-7777
Renee Kidd-Marshall
Department of Nursing
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 16, 2015 through August 15, 2020 .

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 rlpearson@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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