Resurrection University

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Basic Information

Address: 1431 N Claremont Ave. Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 773-252-6464
Fax Number: 773-227-3838
President: Therese A. Scanlan, EdD

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Additional Information

School Type: Upper division health sciences university
Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN, Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management, Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology, Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology- Post-Certification, RN to MSN, Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Educator), Doctor of Nursing Practice

School Setting:

In 2013, after 98 years in Oak Park, Resurrection University (formerly West Suburban College of Nursing) moved to Presence Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in the heart of Chicago's historic Wicker Park neighborhood. The campus is LEED certified (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) and includes 44 offices, 10 classrooms and a 6,200 square-foot, state-of-the-art Inter-Professional Simulation Learning Center. It's 37,700 square feet of the most advanced healthcare education in Chicagoland. At Resurrection University, we provide the highest quality Nursing, Radiography and Health Information Management (HIM) education available. Our faculty are experienced, accessible, and supportive of every student they instruct and our facilities feature the advanced technologies you would expect from a world-class university.

School Size: 719 students
School Holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Holiday, Christmas and New Year Holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday and Easter Holiday, Memorial Day, Independence Day

Located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood

Housing Availability:

Not applicable

Housing Type: Campus housing not available
Diversity: As of Winter, 2018: 30.8% White 18.8% African American/Black 17.4% Asian 21.5% Hispanic/Latinx 0.4% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.6% American Indian/Native American/Native Alaskan 4.5% Two or more races 6.0% Unknown/Did not Identify Average student age is 30 years old

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Financial Aid:

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Disability Services:

Resurrection University is committed to providing an exceptional experience to all of our students

Disability Services is an office within the department of Student Services. It provides access for students through consultation with faculty, staff, and other campus departments.

Resurrection University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. It is our policy to provide individuals with disabilities full and equal enjoyment of the services, facilities, and privileges of Resurrection University. Resurrection University does not screen out, exclude, expel, limit, or otherwise discriminate against an individual seeking admission as a student, or an individual enrolled as a student, based on one's disability. Resurrection University promotes an environment of respect and support for individuals with disabilities.

An individual with a disability is one who has (a) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (such as walking, standing, seeing, speaking, hearing, sitting, breathing, reading, learning, thinking, performing manual tasks, taking care of oneself, or the operation of a major bodily function); (b) a record of such impairment; or (c) is regarded as having such an impairment.

Resurrection University will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations include reasonable modifications to the University's policies, practices and procedures where necessary for individuals with disabilities, unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of our program.

Examples of some of the reasonable accommodations Resurrection University makes available include: Academic/Program Modifications; Access to Facilities; Classroom Access; Communication Access; Exam Accommodations; Information Referral; Priority Registration; and Parking.

For more information, visit our website.


Student Government Organization
All Resurrection University students are automatically members of the Student Government Organization (SGO). The purpose of the SGO is:

  • To coordinate and encourage all student activities within the scope of the SGO.
  • To enable and encourage participation with the administration in all matters affecting the welfare of the student body.
  • To establish reasonable standards for recognition of all organizations on campus.
  • To encourage and promote a closer relationship between students and faculty.
  • To stimulate and develop citizenship and democracy among students.
  • To encourage social development through participation in group activities.

ResU-United Nations Association (UNA)

ResU-UNA is an official chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA), an opportunity only given to two other schools in the Chicagoland area. ResU-UNA will help students understand their role in global health and prepare them with the skills and knowledge to advocate for global health issues.

ResU Student Nurse Association (RUSNA)

  • Clinical volunteer opportunities to put on your resume
  • Opportunities to practice your nursing skills
  • Monthly Q&A sessions with RNs and nurse practitioners across many specialties
  • Networking opportunities within the healthcare industry
  • Participation in community activities
  • Involvement in active research projects

Nursing Honor Society

Resurrection University is proud to have a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing. The mission of STTI is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Members include faculty, students and community nursing leaders who are committed to the ideals and purposes of the nursing profession.

Radiography Honor Society

On March 16, 2017 Resurrection University's Saint Francis School of Radiography officially became recognized as the Illinois Gamma Nu chapter of Lambda Nu National Honors Society for Radiologic and Imaging Sciences. The organization's objectives are to foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels, promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences and to recognize exemplary scholarship.


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School Championships:

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Parking Spaces/Availability:

On-campus parking available for students

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN to BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology- Post-Certification
  • RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Educator)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
Study Abroad:

Resurrection University does not offer traditional study abroad opportunities. However, ResU does offer Service Learning. Healthcare is about caring for people. That's why Resurrection University created a special elective called Service Learning. It allows ResU nursing, radiography, and HIM students to share their knowledge and compassion with people close to home and in communities not so close to home. Our students have been to clinics in some of Chicago's underserved neighborhoods, they've traveled to help others in Alabama and the southern United States, and they've gone as far as Honduras to make a difference. Service Learning is the perfect opportunity to learn more about different cultures and a little more about yourself. It's the perfect complement to a Resurrection University education.

Admissions Requirements:

ResU is a University that specializes in the Health Sciences only. We feature two schools:

  1. The College of Nursing – Featuring undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in Nursing.
  2. The College of Allied Health – Featuring undergraduate programs in Radiography and Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM).

When it comes to our undergraduate programs, there is one important aspect you should know: Resurrection University is an “upper division” or “transfer” university. The best way to view us is that we are like the final two years (junior and senior years) of a four year university. Thus, we only have upper-division classes specific to your program of interest. In other words, if you are interested in the Nursing program, you will only take Nursing classes at ResU. For admission into our undergraduate programs, you will need to take general education and other program pre-requisites, or what is equivalent to your freshman and sophomore years, at another regionally-accredited institution like a community or junior college and transfer in those classes and credits.

Get ready to explore the possibilities. We strongly encourage you to explore ResU’s program offerings to see which fits your interests. When you have a specific program in mind, we invite you to create your personal ResU view book by filling out our Inquiry Form. Here, you will have the opportunity to customize the information that is specific to your needs on a website created just for you. In this view book you will learn about ResU’s programs and about the process for meeting an admissions counselor, financial aid options, and how to transfer in your credits.You will also apply to the school in your view book. Essentially, you will have all the information you need to become a ResU student!

For more information, visit this page, contact us at:, or call 773-252-5389. We look forward to working with you!

Application/Transfer Deadlines:

The BSN pre-licensure program starts in the Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters each year.

  • Fall application deadline is April 1st or until all seats are filled
  • Spring application deadline is September 1st or until all seats are filled
  • Summer application deadline is February 1st or until all seats are filled

The RN to BSN program starts in the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms each year.

  • Fall application deadline is July 15th or until all seats are filled
  • Spring application deadline is November 15th or until all seats are filled
  • Summer application deadline is March 30th or until all seats are filled

The HIM program starts in the Fall only.

  • Fall application deadline is July 15 (or until all seats are filled)

The BSIT program starts in the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • We accept applications on a rolling basis until all seats are filled. *Due to clinical placement, health documentation must be completed three weeks prior to the start of the term.

The Post Certification BSIT program starts in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters each year.

  • We accept applications on a rolling basis until all seats are filled.
Mission Statement:

Resurrection University inspires, educates and forms life-long learners who meet the world's changing needs with curiosity, ingenuity and grace. 

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

As a student-focused University, we value human dignity, diversity and expanding personal potential to its fullest capacity. In all of our work and encounters, we demonstrate personal, professional and academic excellence.

Summer Sessions:

Resurrection University continues classes throughout the summer term.

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