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PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS: PRE-NURSING
Eureka College is affiliated with OSF St. Francis College of Nursing (a 2+2 affiliation) and Rush University Medical Center (a 4+2 affiliation). These agreements mean that full-time students, after completion of selected courses at Eureka College, may be admitted at one of the affiliated Colleges of Nursing. Additional program years of study are required to obtain a degree.
HOW IT WORKS
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing (2+2) - Eureka College and Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing have an affiliation whereby each semester five recommended Eureka College full-time students as prescreened for all pre-nursing prerequisites listed below will be guaranteed matriculation into the junior year B.S. in Nursing program. Other EC students interested in nursing may separately apply on their own to Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing by meeting the general ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 86 application requirements. Students must complete a minimum of 62 semester hours at Eureka College. A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required, and students can only have one grade of C in their science courses.
Rush University Medical Center (4+2) – Eureka College and Rush University of Rush University Medical Center have an agreement in which two Eureka College students per year, upon our recommendation, can enroll in the Generalist Entry Masters of Science in Nursing degree program (MSN). Such students must meet the course and admission requirements listed below and hold a Eureka College bachelor’s degree in any of our recognized majors. This Generalist Entry Masters of Science in Nursing program engages students in a full-time curriculum which focuses on clinical leadership and prepares students to successfully sit for the NCLEX (RN licensure exam). In addition to being prepared to function at a high level as a nurse in inpatient, out-patient, and community ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 87 settings, students are also poised to pursue advanced-practice programs, such as the NP/DNP or PhD programs.