Joliet Junior College

JJC RN to BSN Transfer agreement

This transfer agreement will assist the RN to BSN nursing students with their transition to Saint Xavier University.

RN to BSN Admission Requirements

  1. Diploma or associate's degree in Nursing from an accredited program (ACEN, CCNE)
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  3. Current, active RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCBSN). All students must maintain licensure throughout the program of study.
  4. TOEFL scores of 92 TEIFL iBT, or 580 paper-based TOEFL, or 7.0 IELTS


Below are the courses to be taken at Joliet Junior College on the left and the courses to be taken at Saint Xavier University on the right. All courses have credit hours as noted with the number in parentheses.

Joliet Junior College (72 semester hours) Saint Xavier University
BIO 149: Principles of Biology (4) NURS 343: Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice, Policy, Legal and Regulatory Issues in Nursing (3)
BIO 240: Microbiology (4) NURS 345: Theoretical, Ethical, Cultural and Spiritual Dimensions of Nursing Care (3)
BIO 250: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) NURS 384: Information Management and Technology for Patient Care (3)
BIO 251: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) NURS 386: Scholarly Inquiry and Principles of Evidence-Based Practice (3)
COMM 101: Principles of Speech Communication (3) NURS 443: Holistic Health Assessment (4)
ENG 101: Rhetoric (3) NURS 445: Global Health and Population-Based Nursing Care (4)
PSYC 101: General Psychology (3) NURS 484: Nursing Collaboration and Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety (4)
PSYC 215: Life Span: Survey of Human Development (3) NURS 486: Capstone in Nursing Practice (4)
SOC 290: Cultural Diversity in America (3) PHIL 150: The Examined Life (3)
HEAL 109: Principles of Normal Nutrition (2) RELST: One Religious Studies (3)
NURS 250: Concepts of Nursing Practice III (8)  
NURS 260: Concepts of Nursing Practice IV (8)  
Choose one of the two Pathways:
Traditional Pathway (23 SH): 
NURS 140: Basic Nursing Procedures (or CNA) ) (2)  
NURS 150: Concepts of Nursing Practice I (8)  
NURS 160: Concepts of Nursing Practice II (8)  
NURS 163: Pharmacology and the Nursing Process (3)  
NURS 164: Concepts in Pediatric Nursing (2)  
Advanced Placement Pathway (7.5 SH + 15.5 SH):  
NURS 170: LPN to ADN Transition (7.5) and proof of Valid LPN License (15.5)  


Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3510

of December 2018