Bachelor’s to BSN

Make your move into the fastest growing industry on the market.

No matter what academic background your bachelor’s degree is in, Lewis University’s Accelerated BSN program enables you to fast-track your career as a Registered Nurse in as little as eighteen months.

Blended Course Format Available

The accelerated nursing program at Lewis offers courses on campus and in blended format, allowing for more flexibility for working professionals as they work towards their BSN.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Sample Courses:

  • Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • Children, Adolescents, and Families
  • Health Care Trends
  • Leadership, Collaboration, and Teamwork
  • Critical Care

Career Areas of Alumni:

  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Emergency Room Nursing
  • Labor and Delivery Nursing
  • Flight Nursing

Nursing Clinical Sites

  • Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital (Bolingbrook)
  • Adventist Hinsdale Hospital (Hinsdale)
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center (Oak Lawn)
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove)
  • Cadence Health Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield)
  • Edward Hospital (Naperville)
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (Elmhurst)
  • Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (Melrose Park)
  • Hines VA (Maywood)
  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital (Harvey)
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (Chicago)
  • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (Chicago)
  • La Rabida Children’s Hospital (Chicago)
  • Linden Oaks Hospital (Naperville)
  • Loyola Medical Center (Maywood)
  • MacNeal Hospital (Berwyn)
  • Palos Community Hospital (Palos Heights)
  • Presence Mercy Medical Center (Aurora)
  • Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center (Joliet)
  • Rush Copley Memorial Hospital (Aurora)
  • Rush Oak Park Hospital (Oak Park)
  • Silver Cross Hospital (New Lenox)
  • Vista Medical Center East (Waukegan)

Student Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Student Nurse Association
  • MEN (Men Entering Nursing)

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) from all official undergraduate coursework from an accredited college or university.
  • Successful completion of the KAPLAN Admission Test (KAT)
  • Application with non-refundable application fee.
  • Interview/Information Session

Please refer to the Office of Admission for application requirements and specific next steps.


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For more information contact the Office of Admission at or call (815)836-5250.