RN to BSN Program

Designed for the Working RN

Does this sound like you?
  • You have completed an associate degree nursing program or earned a diploma from a school of nursing.
  • You are licensed as an IL Registered Nurse and are currently practicing.
  • You are well aware that the demand for nurses with a BSN has recently increased.
  • But, you don't yet have the BSN you need to meet your future career goals.
That's exactly why more and more nurses are choosing Lewis University's RN to BSN degree completion program and getting the education and credentials they need to take the next step in their careers.

Designed specifically for adult learners, the RN to BSN program offers small class sizes for interactive discussion and active participation. Plus, our personalized learning environment and friendly staff will provide you with individual attention, guiding you through the entire process and procedural "hoops", so you can focus your time and attention on class work.

At Lewis, you get more than a degree - you get an education. Our faculty with real-world experience will build on the training you already have - working from your current skill set to strengthen your abilities and expand your specialties. We take a holistic approach to patient care, so you will enhance your clinical judgment and leadership skills that can be used immediately in your practice. Your ethical foundation will be challenged in order to make you a better advocate - compassionate and well-equipped to meet the demands of the ever-changing health care environment.

Plus, we offer on-site programs at hospitals all throughout the region. Our open cohorts provide flexibility so that you can plan to take classes around your schedule. We reward your years of nursing experience by granting up to 12 hours of nursing credit after succesfully completing fifteen hours of nursing courses.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • You must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in Illinois, and provide a copy of your license
  • Be a graduate of state-approved diploma, associate degree program or foreign nursing program
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended (2.5 GPA required)
Multiple Cohorts Provide Flexibility
The RN/BSN Program has over 12 cohorts in the Chicago area. This provides you with the flexibility to attend classes near work or near home. Your whole plan can be designed for you. You don’t have to wonder about which class will be held next. You can know upfront where and when classes are to be held. There is generally a daytime cohort (9:30 am-1: 30 pm) running as well as all day classes that meet less often (“Thursdays at Shorewood”).

We also offer tuition discounts for specific cohort sites.

Employer Tuition Assistance
Presence, Vanguard, Copley, Advocate, Provena Alverno and other partner healthcare organization employees may take advantage of special tuition pricing.

Build on the professional knowledge you have already developed as an RN, and take the next step to move up the career ladder.

Start customizing your program curriculum
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If you would like to talk through your options or have any other questions, contact an Adult Undergraduate Admission Advisor at acceleratedprogram@lewisu.edu or call (815) 836-5250.

Student Talk

  • Debbie Beringer
    Patient Care Manager, Provena St. Joseph

    "After nine years in nursing with my associate degree, it was the right time to take the next step in my clinical career. Lewis University had the right program for me. My instructors were great, treated us all like the adults we were, and emphasized real-life application of our newfound knowledge."

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