Nursing

Nursing Student Organization

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NURSING STUDENT ORGANIZATION The purpose of the Nursing Student Organization (NSO) is to provide students opportunities to participate in local, state, and national affairs. The organization is concerned with the role of the nursing student, the role of the nurse in the read more

Frequently Asked Questions

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is Basic BSN?The basic BSN is a four-year, full-time, cohort program which leads to a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Upon program completion, students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN Exam (Registered Nurse License Exam). This read more

REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRESSION & RETENTION A minimum CGPA of 2.75 (calculated at the end of spring for progression into fall semester and end of fall semester for progression into spring). If a student has a CGPA at the conclusion of a semester of 2.70-2.74 and has su read more

Transfer Student Information

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TRANSFER STUDENT INFORMATION Transfer Students Minimum requirements for application and admission to the nursing major  Admission to Rockford University does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. In order to be successful as a Rockford University nursing stude read more

Information for First-Years

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INFORMATION FOR FIRST-YEARS First-year Students (individuals who have completed less than 30 credits) Minimum requirements for application and admission to the nursing major  Admission to Rockford University does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.  In order read more

EARLY DECISION OPTION FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS The early decision option is a formal understanding between the high school student and Rockford University in which the student may be granted admission to Rockford University and admission into the first nursing course of read more

Licensure

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LICENSURE Nursing is a licensed profession with nurses practicing according to state-specific provisions outlined in the Nursing Practice Act, Illinois Compiled Statutes (225 ILCS 65/) Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act. Graduates of Rockford University BSN progr read more

Competencies of the Graduate

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COMPETENCIES OF THE GRADUATE The ‘competencies of the graduate’ emerge from the philosophy of the nursing department. Their purpose is to describe the competencies we expect our graduates to attain upon completion of the nursing program. As a caregiver, coll read more

Clinical Requirements

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CLINICAL REQUIREMENTS The following clinical requirements must be completed by January 1 (Spring entrance) or August 1 (Fall entrance) for Basic BSN students: Health examination. Immunizations required: Measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, flu vaccination and tetanus (w read more

BACKGROUND CHECKS & DRUG SCREENING Requirements for all admitted nursing majors Background Check and Drug Screening Policy Statement All students entering the nursing program are required to obtain a criminal background check and random urine drug/alcohol screen. Pu read more