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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall
Program Type: Major

Rapid growth in healthcare has created a demand for registered nurses to face and overcome the challenges in today’s health-related jobs. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Roosevelt University will prepare students for professional careers in the Healthcare field as Registered Nurses (RNs). RU’s nursing programs utilize experience-based learning in order to provide an advanced education both inside and outside the classroom. Through the nursing classes, students will receive real-world experience through our clinical affiliations with area hospitals including Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Norwegian American Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Mount Sinai Health Systems.

The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing at Roosevelt University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750 
Washington, DC 20001 
(202) 887-6791

Expectations & Requirements


With direct admit into the nursing school freshman year, students will be a part of RU’s nursing support center which includes academic and career test prep support incorporated in the coursework. Our nursing programs prepare students to become registered nurses by taking the NCLEX-RN exam and obtain licensure from the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR), and meets crucial national, state, and local needs for Baccalaureate prepared nursing professionals.

Sample Courses

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Adult Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing of Childbearing & Childrearing Families
  • Pharmacology
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology

Admission Info

Admission to the Nursing Program is based on a thorough review of each student’s individual file, including results from high school, transfer of credit, ACT/SAT scores, and work experience. Typically, a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in high school, and a “C” or higher in high school math and science are required as well as a 23 ACT Composite with a 23 Science and 21 Reading, or an 1140 SAT Composite, or a 70% overall score on the TEAS test. 

Students who do not meet the typical ACT/SAT/TEAS standard may submit TEAS scores between 60-69% for acceptance consideration, in which a thorough review of the individual math, science and reading subsections will be completed.