Straight RN Program

Ambria offers a straight, traditional nursing program. Upon successful of the program, graduates receive an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing degree and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing board exam to become a registered nurse.

Applicant seeking admission into this program are required to meet the following requirements.

Deadlines & Mandatory Events

In order to start the program in May, you must:

  • Submit all application documents by Apr 27, 2018
  • Complete FAFSA (Ambria OPE-ID: 041247) by Apr 27, 2018
  • Submit Castle Branch results no later than 3:00 PM on Apr 27, 2018:
    - Background check and drug screening results.
    - In order to register for NUR 101, ALL other clinical health requirements must be completed.
  • Register for classes no later than 11:59 PM on Apr 27, 2018
  • Attend New Student Orientation on May 10, 2018 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

All applicants must be at least 18 years or older at the time of enrollment and must have a high school diploma or GED equivalence.

General Admission Requirements

Submit official Transcripts

Achieve a minimum of 60% on the TEAS exam

Achieve a minimum of 70% on the Reading Placement exam or equivalent

Achieve a minimum of 75% on the Math Placement exam or equivalent

Complete Prerequisites or EQUIVALENT

Show a proof of a valid C.N.A license

Undergo Background Check and Drug Test

Complete the Dosage Calculation Workshop

Participate in the straight RN interview selection process

Additional Requirements

Attend An Information Session

Submit a copy of your Driver’s License and Social Security Card

Apply for the federal financial aid (FAFSA ID: 041247)

Submit a high school diploma, transcripts, or GED

Complete General Admission Application

Sign Enrollment Agreement

Attend the Clinical Workshop

Meet with an Admission advisor

After completing all of the admission requirements listed above, please make an appointment to schedule a meeting with your admission advisor to finalize the application process.

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Job outlook for the RN

Click here for detailed information about job outlook for registered nurses.
Bureau of Labor Statistics about Registered Nurses.

Estimated Tuition & Fees for 2017-2018

Tuition & Fees Cost Description
Required Credits $24,600 Based on 41 Credits total
One-time Fee $450 One-time fee Application fee, uniform, nursing lab kit and background check
Student Services Fee $600 Applied every trimester (technology fee, clinical, lab fees)
Standardize Exam Fees $115 Applied at the end of each course

Tuition & Fees are subject to change. Please attend the info session for most up-to-date information.

Apply for nursing grants & scholarships.
Apply for federal financial aid.

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Program Outline



Credit Hours

NUR 111



BIO 210



NUR 113

Nursing Health Assessment


NUR 116



NUR 115

Advanced Nursing Skills


NUR 118

Psychiatric Nursing


NUR 117-1

Adult Health Nursing I


NUR 211-1

Adult Health Nursing II


NUR 212

Maternity Nursing


NUR 213

Pediatric Nursing


NUR 214

Leadership & Management


NUR 215



Total Ambria Nursing Credits




Credit Hours

BIO 110

Anatomy & Physiology 1


BIO 111

Anatomy & Physiology 2


BIO 220

General Microbiology


PSY 201

Life Span Psychology


SPE 101

Introduction to Speech


SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology


Total GenEd Credits




Credit Hours

ENG 101

English Composition


PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology


Total Pre-requisite credits


Certificate awarded: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS)

Summer 2018 Semester

Classes begin on May 14.
Application Deadline is Apr 27.

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Info Session

Become a nurse in 12 months.
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Transfer Credits

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Reading Placement

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Math Placement

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Financial Aid

Ambria School Code: 041247
4 Easy Steps for Financial Aid

Straight RN Scholarships

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Dosage Calculation

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Office Hours

Mon - Thur | 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


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About Ambria

Ambria College of Nursing is the only private nursing school in Illinois that offers a seamless ladder nursing program which consists of LPN, LPN to RN, and RN to BSN. Read more...

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About Ambria College of Nursing

Ambria College of Nursing is the only private nursing school in Illinois that offers a seamless ladder nursing program which consists of LPN, LPN to RN, and RN to BSN.

With classes available in the morning, evening, and weekend hours and full-time or part-time course load, our flexible schedule allows you to earn a nursing salary while pursuing your Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Read more...