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Nursing, B.S.N.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Rockford, IL, United States
The Department of Nursing, as an integral part of Rockford University, holds a mission and philosophy that is consistent with the mission and beliefs of the University.


The department’s mission is to prepare registered professional nurses in providing quality nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities, within a global society. Graduates will attain the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for professional nursing practice by integrating liberal arts education with professional nursing education.

The strong community-based clinical component of the program provides opportunities for the student to apply knowledge and skills in clinical settings. Successful completion of the degree qualifies students to apply for the professional nurse licensure examination.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    82 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Nutrition
  • Health Assessment
  • Informatics
  • Concepts of Adult Health Nursing 
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Beginning Statistics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete an application 
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 at Rockford University or on transferable course work at time of application.
  • Complete a minimum of 45 credits at the conclusion of the semester preceding entrance to the program.
  • Demonstrate completion of the 1 of 3 of the required science support courses (Anatomy & Physiology, Inorganic Chemistry, and Microbiology) prior to application to the program with a minimum collective GPA of 2.70 in those courses, or two science courses competed with a GPA of 2.50.
  • Math component score
  • Achieve proficiency level or higher on the nurse entrance exam math subscore, or
  • Achieve a score of 3 or higher on the Rockford University math placement exam

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rockford

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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