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As one of the most popular nursing schools in the midwest, West Suburban College of Nursing allows students the unique opportunity to focus on learning the basics of their chosen profession in an environment where nursing is first and foremost the focus. Instead of deciding to attend classes elsewhere, at a school where nursing is only one of a number of programs being offered, those who are at West Suburban College of Nursing can rest assured that anyone they talk to is well-informed and passionate about nursing and healthcare. All of the professors are also known for their work outside of the classroom, and the classrooms themselves are often important, interactive environments that look more like the spaces where one will be working after graduation than your usual desk and chairs affair.

The academic program at West Suburban College of Nursing is extensive and well-thought-out, with close to 94 percent of students who attend passing their nursing exams on the first round. As an accredited institution, students can come to West Suburban College of Nursing knowing full well that they are getting the absolute best and most legitimate education possible. Students can earn bachelor’s degrees in Information Management and Health Informatics, as well as BSNs in Resident Nursing that allows for the completion of a bachelor’s degree, too.

Other popular courses of study on campus at West Suburban College of Nursing include a one-year traditional BSN program which goes over everything necessary for someone who previously had no professional experience in the nursing field, and the evening and weekend courses program, where certificates and degrees can be earned in your spare time. This is a hugely popular choice for those members of the student body who are back in school to seek some job security and get started on a more reliable and rewarding career path.

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.Because West Suburban College of Nursing isn’t like a lot of other schools offering degrees, the methods for admissions are slightly different, just like the methods in the classrooms themselves. Prospective students are encouraged to speak with a college representative, who can also put them in touch with alumni willing to talk about their experiences attending West Suburban College of Nursing. For the most part, however, students who are interested in West Suburban College of Nursing just fill out the application as soon as they can, since applications should be in a semester before you intend on starting classes.

Students looking to earn their BSN through generic or evening/weekend classes must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 with a GPA of 2.75 in Science. Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges must be submitted, along with a two-page essay, a completed application form, and a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor, employer, or other instructor. Those who are planning on enrolling in the BSN for RN program should have the same cumulative and minimum GPA scores, should also submit their official transcripts—from universities or colleges attended—and need to have a copy of their current Illinois RN license, as well as a letter of recommendation from an instructor, academic advisor, or employer.

Financial Aid

Students attending West Suburban College of Nursing are eligible for Federal and State financial aid, and the college also provides a great deal of assistance through the Financial Aid Office. Here, during regular weekday business hours, students can meet with a counselor who will assist in locating the right grants and loans, help fill out forms, and even recommend community-based scholarships in the need and the merit categories. With college an expensive investment for just about everyone, the Financial Aid Office is a hugely helpful tool in deciding to attend West Suburban College of Nursing.

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Students at West Suburban College of Nursing come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are interested in starting a new career, while others have found nursing as an option right out of high school. The best part of attending West Suburban College of Nursing is the fact that completely contemporary facilities mean that you are ready for the workforce in addition to being ready for your qualifying exams. With extensive counseling and career services on campus, knowing that you will be employed after graduation is often less stressful than at other schools, where such services are not as prevalent.

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The following sports can be found here:

  • Men’s Intercollegiate Baseball
  • Men’s Intercollegiate, Women’s Intercollegiate and Men’s Intramural Basketball
  • Men’s Intercollegiate Cross_country
  • Men’s Intercollegiate Football
  • Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Soccer
  • Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Softball
  • Men’s Intercollegiate and Women’s Intercollegiate Track_and_field
  • Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Volleyball
  • Men’s Intercollegiate Wrestling

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.28
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.28
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 32 0.06
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 7 0.01
Robbery 102 0.20
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 394 0.76
Larceny 1,226 2.36
Vehicle theft 72 0.14

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Chicago, IL 60622
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population76,015 (76,015 urban / N/A rural)
Households31,012 (2.43 people per house)
Median Household Income$38,487
Families15,032 (3.36 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Special Focus Institutions — Other health professions schools
Undergraduate PopulationN/A
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingN/A

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringPost-master's certificate
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work required2
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Congressional District1704

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $23,152 $23,152 $23,152
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $580 $580 $580
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $784 $784 $784
FT Graduate Tuition $9,516 $9,516 $9,516
FT Graduate Required Fees $580 $580 $580
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $793 $793 $793
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family N/A N/A N/A

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees N/A(N/C) N/A(N/C) N/A(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open AdmissionsN/A
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 590th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $83,250 (N/A male / $61,148 female)
Number of FT Faculty 28 (N/A male / 28 female)
Number of PT Faculty 28
FT Faculty Ratio 1 : 1
Total Benefits $443,041

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