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Transfer Guide for Nursing
 
This transfer guide is intended for students who wish to complete a pre-professional curriculum at a city college in order to receive the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree. The guide is also applicable to students who complete the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Nursing, although such students should keep in mind that they will be required to complete general education requirements at CSU. The guide shows the courses which should be selected from general education offerings to meet program requirements at Chicago State University, and is consistent with recommendations from the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).

This guide also recommends other transferable courses which can be used to meet program requirements. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better to be accepted as transfer credit in the College of Health Sciences. Admissions into the Nursing program at Chicago State University occurs in January of each year.  Applications for the Nursing program (separate from the University's application) are due to the College of Health Sciences by October 1 of each year. All transfer students must successfully complete Chicago State University qualifying examinations for English Composition, Reading, and Math no later than the summer before their admission to the Nursing program. Additionally, applicants to the Nursing program must complete a bridge course during the Fall semester before admission to the Nursing program.  It is a mandatory criterion for graduation.

Effective fall 2008, students who have completed their associates degrees will be considered to have completed their general education requirments.  The Nursing Program, however, may require  further general education courses for students who wish to be admitted into the Nursing Program.

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Composition
College of Lake County Course Hrs. University Equivalent Course Hrs.
English 121 3 English 1270/127 - Composition I 3
English 122 3 English 1280/128 - Composition II 3
Six hours in a two-semester sequence in a single foreign language.


Foreign Language
College of Lake County Course Hrs. University Equivalent Course Hrs.
101,102

Single foreign language
6 Two-semester sequence, single foreign 6


Mathematics
College of Lake County Course Hrs. University Equivalent Course Hrs.
Math elective 3 Any college-level math course 3


Humanities
College of Lake County Course Hrs. University Equivalent Course Hrs.
Fine Arts 3 Select any college level fine arts course. 3
Phil 122 3 Philosophy 1020/204 – Logic—fulfills critical thinking requirement 3


Natural Sciences
College of Lake County Course Hrs. University Equivalent Course Hrs.
Biology 161 4 Biology 1080/108 - Biology Science Survey II 3
No Eqiv.

4

4

Physiology 2040/ 204 - Human Physiology 

Zoology 2050/250 - Human Functional Anatomy Laboratory
4

4
Biology 246 4 Biology 2059/259 - Introduction Microbiology 3
Note: A required genetics course at CSU will be waived if the student completes the entire biology sequence at the community college.
No Equiv.   Chemistry 1050/105 - Survey of General and Organic Chemistry 5


Social Sciences
College of Lake County Course Hrs. University Equivalent Course Hrs.
Psychology 121 3 Psychology 1100/141 - Introduction To Psychology 3
No Eqiv. 3 Psychology 2000/ 217 - Life Span Development. 3
Sociology 121 3 Sociology 1010/101 - Introduction To Sociology 3


Other transferable Courses and Information
Transfer students who complete an accredited A.A.S. program in Nursing and become an RN may receive up to 30 hours of nursing credit according to the Illinois Articulation agreement. Credits will be held in escrow until the RN student has successfully completed Nursing 3400/361-Transition to Professional Nursing.

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