Lewis University provides working RNs an opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree in an adult friendly learning environment. Courses are offered in five- and eight-week sessions, as well as in online and blended formats. The program is offered at multiple hospital locations throughout the Chicagoland region, as well as at the Lewis regional campuses. Several healthcare systems, such as Provena and Advocate, have set up special tuition pricing for their employees.
Our faculty instill in our nursing graduates an ethical framework to base decisions on. Faculty believe a person is a unique, holistic individual who must be treated with dignity. The goal of professional nursing is to promote health and quality of life throughout the lifecycle.
Lewis articulates with NLNAC accredited hospital-based schools of nursing and associate degree nursing programs.
A February 2008 article in Advance for Nurses quoted a Lewis RN/BSN graduate, Debbie Beringer, patient care manager of the ortho/neuro unit at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center.
She said, “I’ve been an associate degree nurse for years, and the BSN was my next step clinically. It was the right time and the right program for me. Our instructors were approachable and easy to talk with. When you look at the nine nurses from Provena St. Joseph, we had a lot of years of nursing experience and knowledge. Our instructors treated us like mature adults with a curriculum that emphasized real-life application of our new knowledge.”