School of Nursing

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements?

  • Admission into Pre-Nursing
  • Complete all general education and support courses prior to August 1 to begin nursing courses in Fall
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all post secondary work and nursing support courses
  • Letters from two professional references

Is WIU School of Nursing accredited?

Yes, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The program has a 10-year accreditation.

How many credits are required?

A total of 125 credits are required for graduations: sixty-five (65) of these are in nursing. The RN-BSN Completion students have 36 nursing credits to complete online.

Do you accept transfer credits?

RN students may bring 30 credits of general nursing electives: pre-licensure may not transfer nursing credits from another program.

Can I attend classes on a part-time basis?

The RN-BSN Completion program is part time and completely online over two (2) years. The pre-licensure program is designed as a full time program.

Is financial assistance available?

Yes. Most students who apply receive some financial aid in the form of loans, grants, or scholarships. In addition, there are scholarships available through the School of Nursing.

Can I enter nursing with a LPN?

You can apply for the pre-licensure program, but we do not accept any LPN courses in transfer.

What if I already have a bachelor’s degree?

Individuals who have a bachelors degree must apply to the Graduate School. You may need to make sure you have successfully completed all the nursing support courses and then apply to the nursing major. When you are accepted in nursing, you can request undergraduate status from the Registrars’ Office.

Do you accept CNA credit?

No, CNA credits do not carry academic credit that can be transferred.

Where are clinical labs held?

Clinicals are held at a variety of health care facilities in the Macomb and surrounding area.

How many students do you accept and how often?

At this time we accept 50 students for the pre-licensure program for a Fall start date. The RN-BSN Completion program is online and has seats available.