Top RN to BSN Programs in Illinois

Illinois BSN in Nursing School Highlights

Number of Accredited RN to BSN Programs in Illinois Schools with RN-BSN Programs
There are 35 nursing schools in Illinois with CCNE or ACEN accredited RN to BSN / BSN programs.
Average Enrollment of All Colleges in Illinois Average Enrollment
Illinois universities average enrollment is 6,538 students (smaller than the national average). The range of enrollment is very wide at Illinois colleges. The University of Illinois at Chicago, Northern Illinois University (in Dekalb), and Illinois State University (Normal) all have enrollment numbers that are over 20,000. On the other side, there are multiple colleges that are specifically geared toward nursing that are much smaller from an enrollment perspective: the Saint Anthony College of Nursing (201), Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, Trinity College of Nursing and Healing, and Lakeview College of Nursing. Regardless, there are numerous options in Illinois that should fit your criteria.
SWES Illinois City Availability
There are over 20 different cities in Illinois with nursing schools offering CCNE or ACEN-accredited Bachelor's in Nursing degrees. As you would imagine, Chicago leads the way, having more than a handful of universities in one of the most populous cities in the U.S. There are multiple universities also located in Chicago suburbs, as well as throughout some of Illinois' more rural areas.
RN to BSN Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
35 nursing schools in Illinois with CCNE or ACEN accredited RN to BSN programs
It is a well-known fact that nurses have one of the most diverse set of responsibilities in a healthcare setting. These professionals work hard to assist patients that are suffering from various illnesses and injuries. As the first hand support system for hospitals and private practices, nurses are the main source of care for patients that visit hospitals and private practices each day. Without the help from nurses, many hospitals would cease to function. Over the years, the educational expectations for nursing professionals has changed dramatically.

Why RN’s Are Getting Their BSN in Illinois

Up until recently, nurses could become registered and begin working with as little as an associate’s degree. Currently, a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is preferred by employers.

RN to BSN programs in Illinois include a more in depth look into the field of nursing. Without courses that are focused on a wider frame, this educational program provides extensive knowledge for nursing professionals within. Nurses are taught about communicable diseases, communication, and even management while in these programs.

These additions to the program broaden nurses’ views on their patients and their state as a whole. There are numerous programs throughout the state of Illinois that are ready and willing to assist current RNs on their path to a better career.

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State Licensure Reciprocity

The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows nurses to have one license for nursing that gives them the ability to practice in the state where they current live as well as other states that are part of the compact agreement. Currently there are 25 states that are a part of the NLC agreement. Illinois’ application to become part of the NLC agreement is pending. This means that the RN licensure in the state are under review to potentially become part of the NLC.
Source: National Council of State Boards of Nursing

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RN to BSN Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants

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See below for the list of all of the graduate teaching programs in . You can filter down by state, accrediting board, or program to find the best program for you.

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RN to BSN Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Augustana College
CCNE Accredited
Rock Island IL
CCNE Accredited
Aurora IL
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited
IL
Bradley University
ACEN Accredited
IL
Chicago State University
ACEN Accredited
IL
Eastern Illinois University
CCNE Accredited
Charleston IL
CCNE Accredited
Elmhurst IL
ACEN Accredited
IL
CCNE Accredited
Normal IL
Illinois Wesleyan University
CCNE Accredited
Bloomington IL
Lakeview College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited
Danville IL
CCNE Accredited
Romeoville IL
Loyola University Chicago
CCNE Accredited
Chicago IL
MacMurray College
CCNE Accredited
Jacksonville IL
McKendree University
CCNE Accredited
Lebanon IL
CCNE Accredited
Peoria IL
Millikin University
CCNE Accredited
Decatur IL
North Park University
CCNE Accredited
Chicago IL
Northern Illinois University
CCNE Accredited
Dekalb IL
Northwestern College
CCNE Accredited
Chicago IL
Olivet Nazarene University
CCNE Accredited
Bourbonnais IL
CCNE Accredited
IL
Resurrection University
CCNE Accredited
Oak Park IL
ACEN Accredited
IL
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited
Rockford IL
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
ACEN Accredited
IL
Saint Xavier University
CCNE Accredited
Chicago IL
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
CCNE Accredited
Edwardsville IL
St. John's College
ACEN Accredited
IL
Trinity Christian College
CCNE Accredited
Palos Heights IL
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
CCNE Accredited
IL
University of Illinois at Chicago
CCNE Accredited
Chicago IL
University of St. Francis
CCNE Accredited
IL
Western Illinois University
CCNE Accredited
Macomb IL