School of Nursing

Requirements

If you have any questions about the program requirements, contact your advisor for assistance.

Glossary of Nursing Program Terms

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
A four year degree in Nursing from an accredited program; at WIU, a.k.a. the degree conferred upon successful completion of the nursing program requirements.
Background Check
A detailed check of an applicant's background which must be passed prior to admittance into the Nursing Program. Part of the overall health/safety requirements which are verified by Certified Background Check.
Certified Nurses Aide (C.N.A.)
A certification typically received upon successful completion of a C.N.A. program; credits do not transfer for the purposes of a four-year nursing degree.
Health Requirements
Health and safety requirements that must be met as a condition for continued participation in the Nursing Program.
Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.)
A license typically received upon successful completion of an L.P.N. program; credits do not transfer for the purposes of a four-year nursing degree.
Pre-Nursing
A program of student for students who desire to enter into the Nursing program but have not yet met the qualifications of the Pre-Licensure BSN Program or the RN-BSN Program.
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (RN-BSN Program)
Program of study for Registered Nurses who wish to complete their Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.