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Applying to Illinois Nursing Programs

In the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, we hope that our students are accepted to the UIC College of Nursing to pursue their nursing studies. However, the number of students who are interested in becoming a nurse always exceeds the number of seats available in each class. The application process to UIC and many other nursing programs is highly competitive. Because of this, pre-health advisors encourage students to explore an array of different nursing programs. In fact, being aware of your options can make students better applicants - learning about different nursing programs allows you to find the best fit program for you. Transferring to another institution can be confusing, so students are encouraged to speak with their pre-nursing advisor as well as admission representatives of the schools to which they plan to apply. There are a number of different ways to pursue nursing studies. The State of Illinois compiles a list of the various Illinois nursing programs and degrees offered. While many are located in the Chicagoland area, good nursing programs exist throughout the state.