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Must I take a chemistry course before I am admitted to the EIU Nursing Program?

Where will my clinicals be scheduled?

What requirements are necessary for admission to the EIU Nursing Program?

What does it cost to attend?

What is a full-time load of classes?

How can I get my pin # to register for classes?

Which classes may be “tested out?”

What is the Elluminate long distance learning system?

Are there other prerequisite classes?

Which of the classes I have taken will transfer to your program?

Do I have to take a foreign language?

 

Must I take a chemistry course before I am admitted to the EIU Nursing Program?

Response: Yes, a student may take Chemistry 1040g, 1310g, 1315g, or 2040g at EIU or from a local community college. Articulation Agreements exist to assist the student in selection of courses from the community college. Chemistry is a program requirement class and must be taken before admission to the nursing program.

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Where will my clinicals be scheduled?

Response: There are 3 courses with clinicals in our Nursing Program. The preceptors are chosen by the student, as long as they fulfill certain criteria.  (The preceptor must have a BSN, be employed in a clinical setting, have a current licensure as a Registered Nurse, and have 3 three years of experience in Nursing.)The preceptors may be located near the student’s residence.

 

Courses requiring a clinical are: NUR 3303 (2 Hours/week), NUR 4106 (90 Hours/semester), and NUR 4506 (90 hours/semester).

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What requirements are necessary for admission to the EIU Nursing Program?

Response: Current RN license, 2.5 on a 4 Point GPA, 2 letters of reference, a professional statement, current CPR certification, TB test or titer,  Hepatitis B series or waiver, DT within 10 years and MMR (2 after first birthday if born after Jan. 1, 1957.) Also, students are required to purchase and provide proof of professional liability insurance, undergo a criminal background check to meet clinical requirements, and provide a history and physical prior to admission. Lastly, a completed application and a $30 processing fee are required.

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What does it cost to attend?

For the 2010-2011 Academic Year Nursing Core Courses:

Tuition per credit hour: $269.00

Textbook Rental per credit hour: $9.95

Continuing Education Course fee per credit hour: $44.00

Undergraduate courses taken on campus: www.eiu.edu/~finaid/cost.php

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What is a full-time load of classes?

Response: 12 hours or more is full-time; below 12 hours is part-time.

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How can I get my pin # to register for classes?

Response: Your advisor or the office manager will give you your pin #, which changes each semester

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Which classes may be “tested out?”

Response: For Nursing Leadership, you may submit a portfolio, pass a written test, and pay for the class. For Health Assessment, you may submit a portfolio, complete a head-to-toe assessment in person or on a DVD, pass a written test and pay for the class.

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What is the Elluminate long distance learning system?

Response: For your classes, you will log on to a laptop computer, use ear phones and interact with the instructor and other classmates. You may see a power point presentation during the class. You must be available during the scheduled class times to participate in all your classes.

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Are there other prerequisite classes?

Response: Yes, you must take a statistics course before taking Nursing Research (in the Spring Semester of your Junior year, if you are full-time).  We recommend taking prior to starting the program. It may be taken at EIU or a community college.

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Which of the classes I have taken will transfer to your program?

Response:

Please contact the Nursing Program office at (217) 581-7049 and ask to speak to an advisor at any time or you may use Transferology. Transferology is a free website that aids students in discovering what classes will transfer into a chosen institution.

1. Enter www.transfer.org

2. Select equivalencies and complete the prompted steps.

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Do I have to take a foreign language?

Response: No.

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