Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing

Learn the personal and technical skills needed to face the challenges of today's health care environment. Various duties focus around the treatment, education, and emotional support of patients, their families, and the general public.

Strive to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness and injury as you work closely with doctors and other health care professionals. A career in nursing can be both professionally and personally fulfilling as it combines a knowledge in science and technology with a compassionate touch.

The Human Anatomy & Physiology courses are affiliated with the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Rush Medical Center.

Please view the Nursing course list for details on the curriculum.

Prepare to address the fundamentals of nursing care, mental health, pediatrics, maternal care, adult and critical care, and pharmacology.

  • Learn basic and applied science topics including human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and developmental psychology.
  • Become aware of the importance of continuing education in the health care field

Clinical Affiliations include:

RMU works with nursing students in identifying nursing extension sites but cannot guarantee a specific location. Travel and relocation may be necessary in some instances.

  • The Clare
  • Plymouth Place
  • Weiss Memorial Hospital
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora
  • Norwegian American Hospital
  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Robert Morris University's Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).*

*The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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The College of Nursing & Health Studies at Robert Morris University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Robert Morris University's Nursing program is approved by the Illinois Board of Professional Regulation (IDFPR). RMU requires that students pass a background check, drug screen, and complete the RMU Health Form prior to registering for clinical externships.

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). Robert Morris serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.