In March 2001, Methodist College of Nursing was established in response to national trends affecting changes in nursing education, the nursing profession and healthcare delivery. The purpose of the College is to provide an undergraduate curriculum that prepares generalists for the practice of nursing. The four-year private college is located in Peoria, Illinois.
Methodist College of Nursing offers five learning opportunities within nursing and health sciences: three tracks in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program, and a Gerontology Certificate program. The Illinois Nurses Association has a mentoring program in place designed to assist new graduate nurses in advancing professionally, adapting to the workplace, developing their role in professional organizations and reaching their goals in nursing.
Methodist College of Nursing has about 528 students. Of these 528 students, 458 are enrolled in a four-year program, 45 are enrolled in a 2nd degree program, 17 are enrolled in the RN-BSN program, and eight are enrolled in a BSN Completion program.
About 88 percent of all students are women, with 12 percent of the student body being male. About 15% of students are minority students. The average age of students at Methodist College of Nursing is 26 years old. There are 34 full-time faculty members and 24 part-time faculty. The student to faculty ratio is 11:1. The overall graduation rate is 70 percent.
A little over 15 percent of students live on-campus. The Residence Hall is a cozy community living arrangement located on the third, fourth, and fifth floors of the Methodist East Campus building, the same building where the College administrative offices and classrooms are located. The apartments are formatted as double rooms and private baths, which provide opportunities for private time for studying. Common areas include a community TV lounge, community study lounge which is equipped with computers, on campus laundry facilities, as well as a community kitchen. On-campus living costs $4,000 per year.
Admission varies by program, but in total, about 525 applications are received by MCN every year and the college accepts about 75 percent of those students. Students seeking admission to Methodist College must complete the application with all transcripts and the non-refundable $50 application fee.
Students are considered for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree or the RN-BSN Degree Program during the fall (starting in August) and spring (starting in January) terms. Completed applications for admission are due by February 15 for Fall semesters and September 15 for Spring semesters. The minimum application requirements to be considered at MCN include:
- Graduation from a state approved high school or GED certificate.
- A high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- An ACT composite score of 19.
- A cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all college work attempted. A grade of C or better in a course is required for award of transfer credit
Tuition costs $11,580 per year with $1,200 in annual fees. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need.
Student activities include intramurals, social programs, community outreach, publicity & promotion development, along with educational events.
Methodist College was awarded institutional accreditation by the North Central Association of Higher Learning Commission in May 2008. Accreditation confirms that Methodist College is a quality institution that has met the many rigorous criteria established by the accrediting agency.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Bachelor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:N/A
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