One University Parkway
Romeoville, Illinois 60446
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN/BSN track is designed to meet the unique needs of the professional nurse licensed to practice who, having graduated from a diploma school of nursing, associate degree nursing program, or foreign-based program, seeks to earn a bachelor of science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
Lewis articulates with NLNAC accredited hospital-based schools of nursing and associate degree nursing programs. RN/BSN students are awarded 12 semester hours of credit on the basis of demonstrating fulfillment of basic nursing competencies measured through passing the NCLEX exam and receiving licensure as a professional nurse in the state of Illinois. These hours are held in escrow until the student successfully completes L5-432, Promoting Healthy Communities. Credit for six clinical nursing courses may be awarded via challenge exam if additional college elective credit is needed for graduation. National accredited professional nursing certification may also be accepted in lieu of challenge exams.
BSN Program Details
Ready for a career change? If you're compassionate, calm and capable -- even in high-pressure situations -- then consider a career as a nurse. Nurses find great fulfillment and satisfaction in their work and provide a great service to their communities.
Lewis University's Bachelor's to BSN program is designed for working adults like you. If you already hold a bachelor's degree in another subject from an accredited college or university, you can earn your BSN in just two years.
After you successfully complete all the program requirements, you will be awarded your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). You will also be eligible to take the national examination for licensure to become a registered nurse.
At Lewis, you will receive a personalized learning environment, with individual attention from professors. Small class sizes encourage interactive discussions and participation from each student. The curriculum is focused on helping nursing students develop the core competencies of nursing, along with the values and mindset of a nurse. Graduates will:
-Express their own personalized professional identity
-Communicate effectively with patients and colleagues
-Show competence in varying roles as caregiver, educator and counselor
-Appreciate their responsibility for addressing social issues and community health concerns
-Be ready to take on a leadership role