Resurrection University Nursing School Review

Resurrection University (RESU), formerly West Suburban College of Nursing (WSCN), is based in Oak Park, Illinois. A small university, with just over 200 students, the university offers programs in nursing and allied health. Resurrection University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. With a student ratio of 10:1, students at Resurrection University will experience small class sizes and individualized attention from faculty.

The overwhelming majority of students at Resurrection University are female and the mean age of students is 29. Students on campus will benefit from the domestic and international service learning opportunities that not only provide academic training but cross-cultural experience. The university was founded in 1914 as a school for nurses, and has provided healthcare education for nearly a century. Resurrection University is owned and operated by Resurrection Healthcare, a Catholic organization affiliated with Sisters of the Nazarene and Sisters of the Resurrection.

Nursing Programs

Undergraduate and graduate nursing Programs at Resurrection University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Resurrection University Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Full-time BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

The Full-time BSN nursing program prepares nurses to earn a BSN degree in just 4 semesters. Former students in the Resurrection University BSN program have praised the excellent preparation and the variety of clinical practicum experiences available. Admission criteria to the BSN program include a minimum 2.75 GPA overall and in science courses. Students must all take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) with a score above the national mean.

Evening/Weekend BSN

The Evening/Weekend BSN is ideal for students with commitments outside of nursing, such as work or caring for a family. The program takes just one semester longer to complete than the Full-time BSN Program, and may be completed in 5 semesters. Admission requirements for the evening/weekend BSN are the same as those for the Full-time BSN.

BSN for RNs (Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses)

The BSN for RNs builds on the knowledge and experience of working RNs for the BSN degree. The program is delivered in a hybrid format, with students meeting on campus once a week in addition to completing online courses. A valid RN license and graduation for a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) are normally required for admission into the program. The program can be completed in 21 credits (7 courses). No clinical practicum experiences are required for the BSN for RNs program.

Resurrection University Graduate Nursing Programs

Traditional MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)

Nurses in the MSN program may choose from a variety of nursing specializations.

MSN Nurse Administrator

MSN Clinical Nurse Leader

MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist

MSN Nurse Practitioner (NP) (Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) or Family Nurse Practitioner FNP)

MSN Nurse Educator

MSN nursing program length ranges from 40-44 credits Admission criteria for the MSN program include a minimum 3.0 GPA and valid RN license (or license eligibility).

RN-MSN (Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing) Program

RNs who have graduated from a NLNAC accrediting ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) or diploma program may apply for the RN-MSN program. Students are required to meet all requirements for the BSN program before beginning graduate courses related to the MSN degree. Admission requirements for the RN-MSN program include a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, 2.75 GPA in science courses and a valid RN license (or license eligibility).

Resurrection University Nursing Certificate Programs

Post-master’s Certificate

Post-master’s certificates are available in the following MSN programs: Nurse Educator, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Administrator or Clinical Nurse Leader. Admission requirements for the post-master’s certificate program are the same as those for the MSN program.

Resurrection University
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL 60302

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