Nursing Program at Chicago State University


Nursing Program Overview

Chicago State University's Nursing Department offers a traditional four year bachelor's program. We prioritize individual attention to the students and offer small class sizes with personalized mentoring. Students can also expect their teachers to be highly trained and experienced.

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2021 - 2022 Academic Year

The curriculum covers theory, labs and clinical hours and is designed for non-traditional students. Our structured yet attainable curriculum encourages academic success while allowing for work-life-study balance. During the final semester of the program, students focus on portfolio building and job interview preparation. CSU nursing program is accredited by ACEN with a review in 2022-2023.


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Nursing Career Pathways

This program equips students with the knowledge and skills required to provide quality client care in various settings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Out-patient clinics
  • Home health 
  • Community clinics

CSU nursing graduates work in various areas of specialty including leadership and critical care. This nursing degree program offers a wide area of practice. Graduate nurses have opportunities to practice in their areas of interest such as: 

  • Medical-surgical units
  • Telemetry
  • Labor and delivery
  • Neonatal units
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency and critical care units

Graduates of the bachelor's degree program are also able to pursue advanced education, including master's, doctoral and PhD programs. The career opportunities are endless with advanced education and expertise.

To learn more about how your major might help you after you graduate, see this new academic major report for the state of Illinois.

This tool contains useful data on how graduates from different majors are doing in the labor market: How much money are they earning? What industries are they working in? How much debt do they graduate with? What occupations are they likely to hold? Whether declaring an initial major, or switching majors, use this tool to better inform you of your choices!

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