RN to BSN

The next career step for Registered Nurses.

Perhaps you have already completed an associate nursing degree program. Or even earned a diploma from a School of Nursing. But, there's something holding you back. The one thing that's keeping you from moving up your career ladder as quickly as you would like.

That's exactly why more and more nurses are choosing Lewis University's RN to BSN completion program and getting the credentials they need to take the next step in their careers.

Because at Lewis, you get more than a degree. You get an education. Our industry-leading faculty with real-world experience will build on the training you already have - working from your current skill set to strengthen your abilities and expand your specialties. At Lewis, we take a holistic approach to patient care, so you'll develop practical application skills alongside compassion advocacy, learning:

  • Effective communication skills for use with patients and colleagues
  • Skill sets in roles as caregiver, educator and counselor
  • Leadership roles in healthcare advocacy
  • Critical thinking and clinical judgment skills that will keep you in step with the ever-changing healthcare environment
Plus, we offer on-site programs at hospitals all throughout the region. And optional cohort programs in which you can work with the same group of classmates throughout your entire program and experience real community.

Get ready for an exciting career in a market that's supposed to increase by 22% through 2018, with a current median salary of $62,450. In fact, recent program graduates have gone on to succeed in such positions as:

  • Case Manager
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Dermatology Nurse
  • Forensic Nurse
  • Home Care Nurse
  • Neonatal Nurse
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Orthopedic Nurse
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • Gastroenterology Nurse
  • Long-term Care Nurse
  • Nephrology Nurse
  • Operating Room Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Research Coordinator
  • Staff Educator
You may also receive up to 12 semester hours of nursing credit awarded for your life experience after completing your first 15 semester hours at Lewis.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate of state-approved diploma, associate degree program or foreign nursing program
  • Submit current valid Illinois nursing license
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended (2.5/4.0 GPA)
Start customizing 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.