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Admission to Rockford University does not
guarantee admission to the nursing program. To be eligible for admission into the BSN-C track of the BSN program a candidate must complete the following:
- Graduate from a State Board of Nursing approved associate degree or diploma program.
- Complete admission procedure to Rockford University.
- Submit an official transcript from basic nursing education.
- Earn a grade of C or better in all courses applicable for transfer.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above in entry-level nursing program. If the cumulative GPA in the entry-level program is below 2.75, the student may petition for provisional acceptance.
- Submit two letters of recommendation that address the student’s ability to be successful in the educational program.
- Submit a statement of interest that addresses reason for seeking the BSN degree and how it will facilitate achievement of career goals.
- Verification of the following must be provided by all BSN-C students prior to first nursing course:
- Health examination
- Immunizations required: Measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, tetanus (within last 10 years)
- CPR for the Health Professional, which must be renewed biennially
- Hepatitis B immunization (three injection series) with reactive titre (30-60 days after series is completed). Completion of immunization series and titre takes a minimum of six (6) months.
- An initial 2-step Mantoux TB skin test. Yearly retests by means of a single TB skin test is required after the initial 2-step Mantoux.
- Proof of immunity to chicken pox
- Proof of valid Illinois registered nurse license or license pending
- Proof of professional liability insurance
BSN-C students are awarded 27 hours of nursing credit through prior learning or validation tests. Credit for prior learning is awarded if the student:
- is a graduate of a state-approved or NLN- or CCNE- accredited program, and
- has current and valid Illinois licensure.