If you have earned the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited non-U.S. medical school, and you’re looking for a nursing program in the U.S., the IMG option offers the perfect opportunity. Monroe’s bachelor of science degree in nursing will prepare you for a career as a registered nurse.
An accelerated program with a focus on core nursing courses
Finish in six semesters (two academic years)
Classes in the evenings and online
Clinicals on Fridays and Saturdays
Upon program completion, eligible to sit for NCLEX-RN licensing exam
Who Should Apply?
The program is designed for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are seeking a career change within the health care field and have already earned a medical degree from a non-U.S. medical school. Applicants will need to demonstrate the following:
Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residence
Evidence of having completed the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited non-U.S. medical school (transcripts evaluated by IERF or a member of NACES)
ATI TEAS score at the proficient level of at least 70%
Evidence of English language proficiency as validated by TOEFL, TEAS results, transferable English courses from an accredited U.S. college or university, or the Monroe College English placement exam
Lectures are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with clinicals during the day on Friday and Saturday. An evaluation of your transcript may require you to take up to nine (9) credits of English and three (3) credits of math. The program is designed to be completed within two academic years.
This course introduces students to the trends of social, political, legal, economic, ideological, cultural, and spiritual influences on decision-making in the health care delivery system. Identification of theories of power, influence, empowerment, leadership, change, and communication provides students with a background to assume a position of professional self-advocate and client advocate with a sense of professional responsibility and accountability.
A nursing admissions advisor will guide each applicant through the required steps:
Submit the Monroe College online application
Submit the required documents
The School of Nursing Admissions Committee will evaluate the submitted application and documents and provide timely notice of its decision. Those who are accepted will complete the financial aid process and are subject to a background check and a physical exam.