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Admission to the Pre-Nursing Program
The Pre-nursing program is for students who need to meet general education requirements and nursing support course requirements in preparation for application to the pre-licensure program.
Prospective pre-nursing students MUST;
- Apply for and be granted regular admission to Western Illinois University
- Meet the requirements of the current university health & safety policy
- Successfully complete all course pre-requisites
- Declare the Pre-BSN major by contacting the Nursing Advisor and filing a letter of intent
- Transfer students: must file a letter of intent to study nursing and be placed in Pre-BSN as soon as they begin taking courses at the University. Transfer students may apply directly to the School of Nursing for fall semester, after being admitted to the University, if they have all of the general education and nursing support courses completed by July 1.
- Students who wish to study nursing: must request Pre-BSN and file a letter of intent with the School of Nursing by September 1 of the year the student enters the University in the fall
- Students who have completed 60 semester hours of the general education and support courses or are in the final semester of completing the requirements: may formally apply to the School of Nursing for admission to the nursing major. Those students who are transferring from another college or university may apply directly to the School of Nursing for fall semester, after being admitted to the University, if they have all of the general education and nursing support courses completed by the due date.
There is no guarantee that students who are in the Pre-Nursing program will be admitted to the nursing major. Please note that admission to the nursing major is highly competitive.