School of Nursing

nursing students

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 BSN program.

View the Model Degree Plan for the Pre-Nursing program.


This program is highly competitive. Meeting or exceeding the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Students who wish to apply to the School of Nursing for admission to the Nursing major must meet multiple requirements. Prospective Nursing students must apply for and be granted regular admission to Western Illinois University and declare Pre-Nursing after acceptance to the University.

Please view admission details in the undergraduate catalog.