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Transcript Evaluation

A transcript evaluation is a review and analysis of all of your college credits that explains which of your college courses will be transferable and what other Resurrection University pre-requisites you may still need to fulfill.

Resurrection University is an upper division institution where you can complete the last two years of undergraduate education.  We require 61 semester hours of support and general education courses to be completed at one or more regionally accredited college or university prior to entering our undergraduate programs.  We encourage all potential students to request a transcript evaluation as the first step in the application process to assure that all previous coursework is transferrable and all support and general education courses are completed.

To request a transcript evaluation please email all unofficial transcripts from every college or university you have attended to transcripts@resu.edu.

Click the titles below to expand and read the admission criteria for each program:

BSN Pre-Licensure Daytime and Evening/Weekend Program Admission Criteria:

  1. Submission of a completed application.
  2. Submission of an application fee of $50.
  3. Submission of a two-page personal statement (see Personal Statement below).
  4. Submission of official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  5. Demonstrate evidence of being held in good academic standing at the last college attended.
  6. Provide evidence of an earned minimum cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale). (Science GPA is calculated from Anatomy & Physiology 1 and 2, General Chemistry, and Microbiology courses).
  7. ALL students in the BS, Pre-Licensure or Evening/Weekend program must complete the TEAS exam.  The online application and application fee must be submitted before registering for the TEAS exam.
  8. All students need a laptop computer before classes start.  Please note, the University does not support Apple laptops.
  9. Check the transfer guides page to see which courses from your previous college will transfer to ResU for the BSN program.

(our BSN Program Flyer can be downloaded in .pdf form for your convenience)

Pre-Nursing Educational Requirements

All general education and pre-nursing courses must be completed before starting either the BSN program OR the BSN for RNs program.  Check your current college transfer guide to see which courses will transfer to ResU.

Prerequisites General Education and Pre-Nursing Courses
Course Semester Hours
*Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
*Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
*Microbiology 4
*General Chemistry 4
Statistics 3
Introduction to Psychology 3
Introduction to Sociology 3
*Introduction to Computers 3
Developmental Psychology: Lifespan 3
English Composition I 3
English Composition II 3
Speech Communication 3
Math Foundations 3
Humanities 3
Fine Arts 3
Humanities Elective 3
Social Behavioral Science Elective 3
Electives 6
Total Hours 61

* Please note that the science and computer courses must have been completed no more than five years prior to your intended semester of enrollment.

BSN for RNs Program Admission Criteria:

The program is for registered nurses who are graduates of an NLNAC accredited, IDFPR approved, ADN, or Diploma nursing program, and who hold a current Illinois nursing license.

  1. Submission of a completed application.
  2. Submission of an application fee of $50.
  3. Submission of a two-page personal statement (see Personal Statement below).
  4. Submission of official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  5. Demonstrate evidence of being held in good academic standing at the last college attended.
  6. Provide evidence of an earned minimum cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale). (Science GPA is calculated from Anatomy & Physiology 1 and 2, General Chemistry, and Microbiology courses).
  7. Submission of a copy of your Illinois RN license.
  8. All students need a laptop computer before classes start.  Please note, the University does not support Apple laptops.

(our  BSN for RNs Flyer can be downloaded in .pdf form for your convenience)

Pre-Nursing Educational Requirements

All general education and pre-nursing courses must be completed before starting either the BSN program OR the BSN for RNs program.  Check your current college transfer guide to see which courses will transfer to ResU.

Prerequisites General Education and Pre-Nursing Courses
Course Semester Hours
*Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
*Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
*Microbiology 4
*General Chemistry 4
Statistics 3
Introduction to Psychology 3
Introduction to Sociology 3
*Introduction to Computers 3
Developmental Psychology: Lifespan 3
English Composition I 3
English Composition II 3
Speech Communication 3
Math Foundations 3
Humanities 3
Fine Arts 3
Humanities Elective 3
Social Behavioral Science Elective 3
Electives 6
Total Hours 61

* Please note that the science and computer courses must have been completed no more than five years prior to your intended semester of enrollment.

Health Informatics & Information Management (HIIM) Program Admission Criteria:

 

  1. Submission of a completed application.
  2. Submission of an application fee of $50.
  3. Submission of a two-page personal statement (see Personal Statement below).
  4. Submission of official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  5. Demonstrate evidence of being held in good academic standing at the last college attended.
  6. Provide evidence of an earned minimum cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale).
  7. It is recommended that all general education requirements are completed before admission; however, they must be completed before graduation. In addition, students must have the following courses: Anatomy and Physiology (1 & 2—no lab required), Introduction to Computers, Medical Terminology and Statistics.  Check the transfer guides page to see which courses from your previous college will transfer to ResU for the HIIM program.
  8. All students need a laptop computer before classes start.  Please note, the University does not support Apple laptops.

**All Pre-HIIM support courses, with the exception of the Introduction to Computers course which is available at ResU, must be transferred into ResU.  (our HIIM Program flyer can be downloaded in .pdf form for your convenience.)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Informatics & Information Management (CHIIM) Program Admission Criteria:

  1. Submission of a completed application.
  2. Submission of an application fee of $50.
  3. Submission of a two-page personal statement (see Personal Statement below).
  4. Submission of official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  5. Demonstrate evidence of being held in good academic standing at the last college attended.
  6. Provide evidence of an earned minimum cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale).
CHIIM Prerequisites
  • Prerequisites for HIM 3220 and HIM 4110 include: Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology. A student may begin the program while concurrently completing the prerequisites. Resurrection University offers AH 2700 Pathopharmacology for candidates who have not previously completed Pathophysiology and/or Pharmacology.
  • The Classification Systems HIM 3220 and HIM 4110 and Reimbursement HIM 4320 courses may be waived for students who hold Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) credentials.
  • CHIIM candidates may transfer up to 12 hours of HIM courses from an accredited institution and must complete at least 22 hours of courses at Resurrection University.
  • (our CHIIM Program flyer can be downloaded in .pdf form for your convenience.)

Personal Statement Guidelines (required of all applicants)

Please write a two-page personal statement of your goals and why you want to pursue a degree.

  1. Must be typewritten
  2. Double spaced
  3. Maximum of 2 pages
  4. Be sure to include your name on all pages of your essay

Please note: If you would like to share additional information about yourself and your academic background, you may include a second personal statement with your application.

Application Deadlines Per Program

Resurrection University accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Priority deadlines for acceptance into a program are based on the following schedule:

Program BSN BSN Evening/Weekend BSN for RNs/RN-MSN
(you must already have a valid RN license)
MSN HIIM or CHIIM
Summer February 1st February 1st April 1st Not Available Not Available
Fall April 1st April 1st July 15th July 15th July 15th
Spring Sept. 1st Not Available November 17th October 15th (for Nurse Administrator only) October 15th

* While priority deadlines for the Fall semester are April 1st, applications will be accepted until all seats are filled.