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BSN Articulation Agreements

McKendree University has developed articulation agreements with several community colleges throughout Illinois. This enrollment program provides a seamless transition for nursing students into McKendree's BSN program. Students who meet McKendree's admission requirements can enroll concurrently in specific coursework toward the BSN degree and are assured of transfer credits into McKendree's BSN program upon successful passing of the NCLEX-RN exam. ADN program graduates from the community colleges listed below are eligible for a 10% discount per credit hour beginning in the Fall of 2015. The discount is maintained as long as the student is continuously enrolled.

Each community college has a specific matrix for transfer of credits. It is best to review the matrix with a McKendree representative. McKendree representatives may be reached at 1-800-BEARCAT, ext. 6576. Partnering community colleges include:

Illinois Eastern Community College

John A. Logan College

Kaskaskia College

Rend Lake College

Shawnee Community College

Southeastern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College


The table below indicates the typical course requirements. Some students may have previous bachelor level course work that will adjust these requirements. Contact a McKendree representative to discuss your individual circumstance at 1-800-BEARCAT, ext. 6576.

RN to BSN Degree Requirements

Maximum hours accepted in transfer from ADN (70 credit hours)

Nursing major requirements taken at McKendree (31 credit hours)

(Required nursing major courses listed below)

NSG 351 Health Assessment and Patho I (3 hours)

NSG 352 Health Assessment and Patho II (4 hours)

NSG 366 Concepts in Research (3 hours)

NSG 367 Research Application in Prac. (W) (4 hours)

NSG 404 Diversity in Healthcare Delivery (3 hours)

NSG 451 Concepts in Population Based Care (4 hours)

NSG 452 Practicum in Population Based Care (3 hours)

NSG 471 Concepts in Leadership and Mgt. (W) (4 hours)

NSG 472 Practicum in Leadership and Mgt. (3 hours)

Additional McKendree general education/electives (19 hours)

Total required to complete RN to BSN (120 credit hours)