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Anyone from Chicago, IL?

Is there anyone from Chicago area? :smokin:

Hi! I am from Chicago. Okay, well actually Elmwood Park which is right outide of Chicago. What nursing program are you in?

ICRN2008, BSN, RN

Specializes in Infection Preventionist/ Occ Health.

My dh and I will be moving there in a year when I graduate, and I'm looking forward to it :)

Hi! I am from Chicago. Okay, well actually Elmwood Park which is right outide of Chicago. What nursing program are you in?

Hey, finally someone responded LOL!!! I am working on my pre-requisites at Harper College. What are your plans?

I go to Elmhurst College and I am in my third year of nursing. It is a BSN program. 1 more year to go!

Hi KES,

Was it hard to get in? What are the admission requirements?

To get into the nursing program at Elmhurst College you have to have finished all the required prerequisites and have at least a 2.75 grade point average. Once you are in the program you have to maintain at least a 2.75 grade point average, get an average of at least 78% on exams in all the nursing classes, and pass the clinical portion with a pass/fail grade. Are you thinking of coming to Elmhurst? (It has an excellent nursing program with a GREAT reputation.) If so, I can provide you with more information. Just let me know! :)

Yes, I am thinking about it. I would really appreciate any info you can give me. Is there a waiting list, how competetive is it? Did you take your pre-req. at Elmhurst College?

Thank you:loveya:

I do not think there is a waiting list at the moment. I did take all of my pre-reqs. at Elmhurst College. That takes the entire first two years, then the next two years are the nursing program. 4 year total so you graduate with a bachelors. Once you are in the nursing program its not that it is too competetive between students, but keeping the grades to stay in the program is very difficult. Elmhurst is known to have a difficult program, but a good one! I definately encourage you to look into Elmhurst. Go to http://www.elmhurst.edu and go under majors and click on nursing. It gives all the necessary pre-reqs. and then all the classes included in the nursing program and that kind of thing. Most Elmhurst College nursing students have a job lined up before graduation. I hope this is a decent rundown for you. Please feel free to ask me anymore questions!

From south of there, I'm at Olivet Nazarene in Boubonnais

I do not think there is a waiting list at the moment. I did take all of my pre-reqs. at Elmhurst College. That takes the entire first two years, then the next two years are the nursing program. 4 year total so you graduate with a bachelors. Once you are in the nursing program its not that it is too competetive between students, but keeping the grades to stay in the program is very difficult. Elmhurst is known to have a difficult program, but a good one! I definately encourage you to look into Elmhurst. Go to www.elmhurst.edu and go under majors and click on nursing. It gives all the necessary pre-reqs. and then all the classes included in the nursing program and that kind of thing. Most Elmhurst College nursing students have a job lined up before graduation. I hope this is a decent rundown for you. Please feel free to ask me anymore questions!

Thanks for the info. Looks like they are kind of expensive though, right? Is it about $21K per year?

For commuters it is about $18,000 (I'm a commuter)...About $21,000 if you live on campus. But most people, including myself, get financial aid which helps a lot. Plus the school gives scholarships. It is expensive though. I'm glad I could help. Again, let me know if you have anymore questions!:)

For commuters it is about $18,000 (I'm a commuter)...About $21,000 if you live on campus. But most people, including myself, get financial aid which helps a lot. Plus the school gives scholarships. It is expensive though. I'm glad I could help. Again, let me know if you have anymore questions!:)

Thanks KES!!!!:1luvu: You are the greatest! I am thinking of taking some of my pre-requisites at Harper-it is much closer to where I live and I am in district, then transfer to Elmhurst, so that I can get into the nursing program right after I am done with my pre-req. From my understanding it is beneficial to be at Elmhurst for one term before entering into the nursing program. What does one term means? Is it a semester, a year or what?

Thanks a lot!

It's a good idea to get your pre-reqs. done at Harper. We have a TON of transfers. Yes, it is important to take the semester at Elmhurst just before you enter the program. The reason is because the semester before the actual program you take NRS 210 and NRS 300. They are intoductory classes. They are required to be taken before you enter the nursing program the following semester. On the Elmhurst Website you could get phone numbers and call admissions or someone from the nursing depeartment to talk to or get information sent to you. It's pretty easy because we get transfers all the time.

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