BAC to BSN Program

It's time for a career change. To make your move into the fastest growing industry out there - not to mention one of the most rewarding.

No matter what academic background your bachelor's degree is in, with Lewis University's Accelerated BSN program, you can fast-track your career as a Registered Nurse in as little as two years.

Lewis offers a personalized learning environment, with individual attention from caring professors. Small class sizes and clinical groups encourage interactive discussions. Plus, at Lewis, we take a holistic approach to patient care, so you develop practical application skills alongside compassion advocacy, learning:
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Effective communication skills for use with patients and colleagues
  • Skill sets in roles as caregiver, manager and leader
  • How to address social issues and community health concerns
  • How to be effective in leadership roles in healthcare advocacy
Get ready for an exciting RN career in a market that's supposed to increase by 22% through 2018, with a current median salary of $62,450.

Our recent program graduates are succeeding in careers such as:
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Emergency Room Nursing
  • Labor and Delivery Nursing
  • Flight Nursing
Eligibility Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Submit official academic transcripts from all colleges attended (2.75 GPA)
  • Maintain a 2.75 Lewis GPA in pre-term
  • Successful completion of the KAPLAN Admission Test (KAT)
  • Attend program director's information session
  • Possible interview required
Start planning your program curriculum.

And if you would like to talk through your options or have any other questions, contact an Adult Undergraduate Admission Advisor at acceleratedprogram@lewisu.edu or call (815) 836-5610.

Student Talk

  • Dana Jakoubek
    Staff Nurse, Loyola Trauma Center

    "Lewis' program flexibility is perfect for the adult learner's busy lifestyle. The night and weekend classes allowed me to work part-time and maintain my other priorities in life. Plus, many of my professors became my role models for the type of nurse I strive to be, and have remained helpful resources for me post-graduation."

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