Knox-Rush Cooperative Program
Knox offers a cooperative program with Rush University College of Nursing
. Through this program, you can receive a bachelor's degree from Knox and a master's degree from Rush, which is the equivalent of Clinical Nursing Leader (CNL) training found at other institutions.
To take advantage of this program, you must complete the required preparatory courses for nursing study while at Knox -- including biology, chemistry, and psychology -- while also gaining a broad background in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Upon completion of your bachelor's degree -- with a cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 and a recommendation from the Dean of the College -- you will have a guaranteed slot in the Graduate Entry Master's program at Rush, which culminates in a master's degree following seven quarters of study. Program alumni will typically sit for both RN and CNL certification upon the completion of training.
Knox-Rush Nursing Course Requirements
|Rush Prerequisite||Knox Course Number and Title|
|Organic Chemistry or|
|CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I or|
CHEM 301 Biochemistry I: Structure and Function
|Anatomy and Physiology||BIOL 325 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and|
BIOL 328 Physiology
|Microbiology||BIOL 333 Microbiology|
|Nutrition||BIOL 250 Independent Study in Nutrition|
|Statistics||STAT 200 Introductory Statistics|
|Introduction to Psychology or |
Introduction to Sociology
|PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology or|
ANSO 102 Introduction to Culture and Society or
PSYC 205 Social Psychology
|Human Growth and Development||PSYC 203 Developmental Psychology|
|All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to the admissions deadline. |