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 (BSN) Degree Program and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program

The Baccalaureate and Master's Programs at Benedictine University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The BSN Program is accredited through June 30, 2023. The MSN Program is accredited through 2025.

CCNE may be contacted at: One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington D.C., 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Welcome to the Department of Nursing and Health and Benedictine University (BenU). We understand that you have many options to continue your education and we are delighted that you have chosen to explore completing your degree through BenU.

As an inclusive academic community we are committed to the academic and professional excellence guided by and reflective of BenU's Catholic and Benedictine identity. The BenU Mission Statement notes our dedication to "teaching and learning, scholarship and service, and truth and justice." As students and practicing Registered Nurses you understand first-hand the importance of lifelong learning and a life of service to others.

We are fortunate to have excellent faculty teaching in both the RN to BSN and MSN programs. RN to BSN students value the program for the personalized attention provided by faculty and staff, convenience of delivery sites, affordability, and flexibility in meeting the needs of the working RN who is seeking to advance within the profession. RN to BSN courses are offered at various community college locations in Northern IL, at the main campus in Lisle, and in Central IL through the branch campus in Springfield. The 100% online MSN program prepares nurses from across the country for advanced roles as educators and nurse executive leaders. MSN students value the faculty engagement, flexibility, ability to interact with professional nurses across the nation, and sense of community created within the online learning environment. Both the RN to BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Upcoming Events

COEHS Community Symposium - Mental Health and Well-being
Main Campus in Lisle
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Details

COEHS Community Symposium - Mental Health and Well-being

Date: October 27

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin 411

Event Sponsor: COEHS

Contact: Dr. Sunil Chand    (630) 829-1930    schand@ben.edu

Event Description:

Fall 2016 Community Symposium: Risk and Resilience in Adolescence 
A community forum presented by 
Benedictine University's College of Education and Health Services 

Thursday, October 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Goodwin Hall, Room 411 
The event is free and open to the public

Benedictine University is privileged to welcome Dawn Bounds, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing at the Rush University College of Nursing, as the speaker for the Fall 2016 Community Symposium.  

Dr. Bounds will discuss adolescent behaviors related to threats and disorders, challenges, trauma and its effect on the brain, and promoting resilience. 

Her research interests include commercial sexual exploitation, the psycho-neuro-immunological impact of complex trauma and the link between trauma and juvenile justice. 

Dr. Bounds is also a certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, author and co-project director of the Dedicated African-American Dad Study, and has presented widely on topics of mental health, equity and commercial sexual exploitation. 

 For more information, contact Sunil Chand at schand@ben.edu or (630) 829-1930.

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Department of Nursing and Health
Benedictine University
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Lisle, College of DuPage, Morton College and Triton College cohorts:
Hicela Woods
Associate Director of Non-Traditional Programs
Liliana Ascencio
Admissions Counselor - Adult Programs

By mail
Benedictine University
Lownik Hall, Room 068
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

E-mail: hwoods@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6637
E-Mail: lascencio@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6328
Fax: (630) 829-4301
Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F
Springfield and Decatur cohorts:
Janet Richter, M.A.
Director of Development for Adult and Graduate Programs

By mail
Benedictine University at Springfield
Becker Library: L-29
1500 North 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

E-mail: jrichter@ben.edu
Phone: (217) 718-5276
Fax: (217) 528-9871
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F