Academic Programs

Nursing Programs

Pre-Nursing Concentration (transfer program)

Students desiring to apply to one of the several BSN programs in the central Illinois area are required to complete prerequisite courses. Students in this pre-nursing concentration must maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester, and can complete the prerequisite courses in 2 years (4 semesters), but do not earn a degree from Benedictine.The Springfield campus has a proven track record of preparing students to apply and get accepted to several external BSN programs,including (but not limited to):

St. John's College of Nursing (Springfield)

Illinois State University - Mennonite College of Nursing (Normal)

St. Francis Medical Center – College of Nursing (Peoria)

MacMurray College (Jacksonville)

Millikin University – College of Nursing (Decatur)

Each BSN program has specific entrance requirements; therefore, it is critical that students identify which program they plan to apply to no later than their second semester of classes. Acceptance to these programs is highly competitive, and attendance at Benedictine does not guarantee acceptance to any of these BSN programs.

Pre-Nursing Concentration description

RN to BSN Program

If you are a licensed registered nurse with an associate degree (ADN), Benedictine University at Springfield offers an accelerated RN to BSN Completion Program. For more information, you can contact Janet Richter at 217-525-1420 ex:3555 (jrichter@ben.edu) or click on the link below:

http://www.ben.edu/academic_programs/education_health/nursing/index.cfm