Welcome to the Department of Nursing and Health at Benedictine University!
We are proud to offer both an accelerated RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Completion Program and an accelerated, fully online, Master of Science in Nursing Program. The health care environment is in a state of transformation. Evolving complex health care systems based on evidence-based models, expanding roles for nurses with advanced education, the demand for accountability, an aging population, and health care regulations all present challenges and opportunities to the Registered Nurse.
The Benedictine University RN to BSN Completion Program is undergoing a re-accreditation visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE) on September 17 - September 19, 2012. The Commission invites, and Benedictine University encourages constituents to submit, in writing, comments regarding their interactions with the Program in relation to its qualifications for accreditation status. Written comments must be received by CCNE by August 18, 2012. Comments must be signed and are to be sent to:
Ms. Cristina Walcott, Administrative Assistant
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036-6791
Comments are shared with members of the evaluation team but not directly with the Program. Information regarding CCNE accreditation may be found at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.
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Our RN to BSN Completion Program is:
- Classes are held on the Lisle campus in partnership with the College of DuPage, at the Triton College campus in River Grove and at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
- Program is specifically designed for the working R.N. who is juggling multiple life priorities
- Accelerated format allows registered nurses to complete all nursing major and common core courses within 12-16 months.
- Benedictine University provides a private education at a tuition competitive with state schools.
- Major builds on the knowledge and experience of the registered nurse.
- Cohort model enhances peer support network.
- Classes are offered according to different scheduling plans on evening and weekends.
- Courses are web-enhanced to support accelerated delivery model.
- All program requirements must be completed within three years.
- Curriculum emphasizes professional role formation and preparation for graduate study.
- Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (C.C.N.E.) One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington D.C., 20036, (202)887-6791
RN-BSN Admission Requirements
1. Adult Undergraduate Degree Program application
2. All college transcripts (official and sealed)
3. Cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0
4. Letter of professional recommendation
5. Copy of valid Illinois R.N. license
6. Demonstration of computer literacy (word processing, e-mail, internet use) as evidenced by transcripts, employer documentation, or student documentation
7.Minimum of 55 hours in transfer credits, including WRIT 101 and WRIT 102 or equivalent
Updated April 30th, 2012
COD/Triton cohort applications are currently being accepted for March 2013 cohort starts and beyond.
Springfield Campus currently has openings available in October cohorts and beyond.
Information on the Evelyn R. Simmers & Geri Curley Nursing Scholarships is now available for BSN and MSN students.
Please visit the scholarship page for information.
Current Students Log on to Desire 2 Learn for the RN to BSN Student Resource Center which contains information on the following:
How to View Grades
RN to BSN Student Overview
Sigma Theta Tau
Student Advisory Committee
Student Success Center
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