Years One and Two
All Pre-nursing coursework and general education courses required prior to starting the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program are completed through UIS. UIS has been ranked among the top ten regional public universities for seven years straight by U.S. News & World Report, America’s Best Colleges. The prestigious ranking reflects the strength of the student body as well as a high-quality teaching-focused academic experience. Class sizes are small and students benefit from the personal interaction with professors.
The UIS OASIS office offers individual pre-nursing counseling appointments for students who have questions regarding the application process and transferability of courses. Please contact Lori Benedict at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-206-8501 to schedule an appointment. Courses not filled in have more than one option, please see advisor for assistance.
|Course Requirement Courses must articulate to UIC and not UIS or UIUC||UIS Course Equivalent||Credit Hours|
|English Composition or equivalent||ENGL 101||3|
|Anatomy and Physiology I (includes lab)||BIO 201||4|
|Anatomy and Physiology II (includes lab)||BIO 202||4|
|Microbiology (lab NOT required)||BIO 231||3|
|General Chemistry (includes lab)||CHE 141||4|
|Human Growth & Development (Lifespan)||PSY 321 (PSY 201 pre-req)||4|
|Introduction to Statistics||MAT 121||3|
|General Education Electives|
|Individual and Society||PSY 201 (strongly recommended)||3|
|US Society||SOA 101 (strongly recommended)||3|
|Understanding the Past|
|Upper Division Course: 200+ level humanities, social science, other science course|
|Other Electives – to total 57 credits|
Note: Prerequisite courses are subject to change.
Utilize Transferology to determine the course equivalent at your institution.
Pre-Nursing Admissions Process (First Phase - Years 1 & 2)
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program on the Springfield Campus can be completed in four years of full-time study and involves two phases: two years of pre-nursing and general education courses (through UIS) and two years of professional nursing courses (through UIC Nursing Springfield). Prospective students needing to complete the pre-nursing courses are strongly encouraged to do so at and apply to UIS. First-year applicants with a high school GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 can also apply for direct admission to the BSN Program through the UIS/UIC Nursing GPPA Program.
- Apply to UIS as a Nursing (Pre-Nursing) Major to complete Pre-Nursing courses prior to starting the BSN Program.
- Option for Direct Admission to UIC Nursing Springfield BSN Program through UIS-UIC Nursing GPPA Program:
- First-Year UIS Nursing Applicants with at least a 3.0/4.0 High School GPA will find the GPPA Nursing Application on your UIS Application Status page upon admission to UIS
- Complete GPPA Application Questions and submit two letters of recommendation
- GPPA Applicants will be invited for an informal interview with UIC Nursing Springfield Advisors upon submission of the GPPA application.