RN to BSN Program

Designed for the Working RN

Does this sound like you?
  • You have completed an associate degree nursing program or earned a diploma from a school of nursing.
  • You are licensed as an IL Registered Nurse and are currently practicing.
  • You are well aware that the demand for nurses with a BSN has recently increased.
  • But, you don't yet have the BSN you need to meet your future career goals.

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

Designed specifically for adult learners, the RN to BSN program offers small class sizes for interactive discussion and active participation. Plus, our personalized learning environment and friendly staff will provide you with individual attention, guiding you through the entire process and procedural "hoops", so you can focus your time and attention on class work.

At Lewis, you get more than a degree - you get an education. Our RN to BSN 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. We take a holistic approach to patient care, so you will enhance your clinical judgment and leadership skills that can be used immediately in your practice. Your ethical foundation will be challenged in order to make you a better advocate - compassionate and well-equipped to meet the demands of the ever-changing health care environment.

Plus, we offer on-site programs at hospitals all throughout the region. Our open cohorts provide flexibility so that you can plan to take classes around your schedule. We reward your years of nursing experience by granting up to 12 hours of nursing credit after successfully completing fifteen hours of nursing courses.

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The Best RN to BSN Programs in the Region 2020

Lewis University's RN to BSN program has been ranked among the top in the nation. Out of the 184 accredited RN to BSN Programs in the Midwest region, the college has been ranked at the #1 position by Nursing Process. Their ranking is based on three factors, which are crucial to a successful educational experience. Among the three factors are academic quality, the nursing school’s overall reputation, and affordability. The ranking can be accessed here:


Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in Illinois, and provide a copy of your license
  • Be a graduate of state-approved diploma, associate degree program or foreign nursing program
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended (2.5 GPA required)

Multiple Cohorts Provide Flexibility

The RN to BSN Program has multiple cohorts in the Chicago area. This provides you with the flexibility to attend classes near work or near home. Your whole plan can be designed for you. You don’t have to wonder about which class will be held next. You can know upfront where and when classes are to be held. There are evening cohort classes as well as all day classes that meet less often.

We also offer tuition discounts for specific cohort sites.

Employer Tuition Assistance

We currently have cohorts at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, Vista Medical Center, Freeport Memorial Hospital, West Suburban Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. Please explore this link for additional employer tuition discounts.


The RN/BSN Program has Community College Agreements with alumni and current students of Joliet Junior College, Moraine Valley Community College, Highland Community College, and Kankakee Community College

Build on the professional knowledge you have already developed as an RN, and take the next step to move up the career ladder.


For more information contact the Office of Admission at admission@lewisu.edu or call (815)836-5250.