Program Highlights

The nursing curriculum at Millikin is soundly based in both the natural sciences and the liberal arts. This multidisciplinary approach encourages development of skills in several key areas.

  • Cultivate the experience and skills necessary to work effectively with individuals from a variety of cultures and professional backgrounds.
  • Explore complex issues through a critical thinking framework that bridges the gap between theory and practice.
  • Learn the art and the science of advocating for patient well-being, both within and outside of the health care system.

Our graduates have a 100% placement rate with high demand at prestigious health care facilities across the country. With an emphasis on evidence-based care and an ethically-grounded framework, our graduates engage in the kind of lifelong learning it takes to become a leader in the nursing profession .

Plan of Study

Traditional BSN Admission and Progression

Students are admitted to the traditional BSN program at Millikin University as students who wish to complete a baccalaureate nursing degree in order to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX).

Admission

 Traditional BSN students are admitted directly to the School of Nursing as freshmen or as transfer students. Direct admission to the School of Nursing requires a composite ACT of 20 or equivalent SAT performance, and strong performance on high school science and math coursework. Acceptance of internal and external transfer students into the nursing major will be made based on academic progress and space availability.

Progression

Each student admitted to the nursing major is guaranteed a space in the major as long as the student makes scheduled academic progress as defined below.

To enroll in the first nursing course, NU 200, the student must:

  1. Earn a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.50;
  2. Successfully complete pre-nursing coursework on the recommended schedule outlined in the eight semester School of Nursing Program Requirements;
  3. Have earned a grade of C- or better in at least 1 out of 4 of the following science prerequisites (CH 203/205, BI 206, BI 207, BI 230)
  4. Be co-enrolled in 2 of the 4 science pre-requisite courses (CH 203/205, BI 206, BI 207, BI 230) or previously completed 3 of the 4 science pre-requisites courses with a C- or better.4) Have met the math competency
  5. Meet health standards required by the School of Nursing and affiliating agencies
  6. Display appropriate professional behavior

To enroll in NU 202, the student must:

  1. Maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.5, or Nursing GPA of at least 2.0
  2. Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses required for the major
  3. Have earned a grade of C- or better in at least 3 out of 4 of the following science prerequisites (CH 203/205, BI 206, BI 207, BI 230)4) Be co-enrolled or previously earned a C- or better in the 4th science pre-requisite courses.
  4. Meet health standards required by the School of Nursing and affiliating agencies
  5. Display appropriate professional behavior
  6. Progress in a timely manner

*All courses required in the nursing major must be completed with a grade of C- or better to progress in the curriculum. Students who do not successfully complete more than one science or psychology pre-requisite course during the freshman sequence will not be considered to have made satisfactory progress and will not be able to begin the nursing sequence with NU 200. If grade point average is below a 2.5 or the students receives less than a C- in two or more pre-requisite courses, the student is no long eligible to remain in the nursing major and will be counseled to another major of interest.

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Do I have to apply to the School of Nursing once I've been admitted to Millikin?

No. Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a "DIRECT ADMIT" for freshmen students who meet admission requirements.

What are the admission requirements to the BSN program?

Nursing

  • ACT score of 20 or above or equivalent SAT score
  • Strong performance in high school science and math coursework

Can you play a sport while being enrolled as a nursing student?

Absolutely, yes! Millikin has 21 men's and women's NCAA Div. III sports that you can join.

What are the requirements for remaining in the nursing program?

All courses required in the nursing major must be competed with a grade of C- or better to progress in the curriculum. Students who do not successfully complete more than one science or psychology pre-requisite course during the freshman sequence will not be considered to have made satisfactory progress and will not be able to begin the nursing sequence with NU 200. If grade point average is below a 2.5 or the student receives less than a C- in two or more pre-requisite courses, the student is no longer eligible to remain in the nursing major and will be counseled to another major of interest.

Does the program accept transfer students?

Yes. Internal and external transfer students are accepted based on academic progress and space availability.