The nursing program at Roosevelt University trains students in the skills required for nursing and develops students’ abilities to think critically, analyze complex situations, make sound clinical decisions and deliver safe nursing care in the heart of downtown Chicago. The BSN is a three-year direct entry bachelor's degree program designed to effectively teach students the required skills and knowledge to become Registered Nurses [RNs]. Learn more about the admission process below.
Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis and seats are limited
Students apply directly to the accelerated nursing program and, if accepted, enroll in the first-year nursing cohort. You’ll begin nursing courses in your first semester and don’t have to reapply. If you meet acceptance criteria but are placed on the wait list, you’ll be offered admission as seats become available.
The program will evaluate your application holistically, with an emphasis on your academic achievement in high school course work. Successful candidates show preparation for the nursing curriculum with:
Nursing applicants should have a strong preparation in the sciences:
Transfer students must submit Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) scores. The program requires a minimum 67% TEAS score. Learn more about transfer requirements here.
The program will consider eligible course work for advanced standing, but this does not shorten the time to degree.
Transfer students must take NURS 100, NURS 200 and MATH 170 in the summer term before joining the second-year cohort in the fall. Full-time transfer students accepted into the second-year cohort can complete the degree in two academic years.
You can apply as a transfer student to either cohort while your courses are still in progress. Students may be accepted conditionally, given that you complete the course work before starting at Roosevelt University. The program gives strongest consideration to students with a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher in your transfer-eligible courses.