Methodist College of Nursing
415 St. Mark Ct.
Peoria, Illinois 61603
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RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Continuing your education while you are still working is a whole lot easier with the Methodist College of Nursing (MCON) RN-BSN program. This program is conducted almost entirely online, with one or two synchronous sessions per course (face-to-face or through the web). This program enables practicing nurses, who have taken and passed the NCLEX exam, to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. It gives you the same robust curriculum as our typical program with the added advantage of allowing you the flexibility to work around your schedule. You can also transfer up to 30 of the total 64 required nursing credits.
The MCON RN-BSN program adheres to the nationally recognized best practices and the highest standards of quality in online education. Additionally, we internally review each course thoroughly to ensure quality and our instructors receive intensive training on teaching in an online environment.
BSN Program Details
Methodist College of Nursing (MCON) now offers a Four-Year BSN track. Students enrolling in the program may attend full- or part-time. Courses will be offered at a variety of times, including some evening classes. At MCON, we strive to provide you with a vibrant collegial environment where you can get an outstanding baccalaureate nursing education.
The Four-Year Degree Track is designed for anyone who is interested in earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
The Four-Year Bachelor of Science in nursing degree is a traditional college degree. The student enrolls in Methodist College of Nursing (MCON) in this program and takes both the general education and nursing courses required for the degree. All course work, with the exception of science labs, will be taken at MCON. Science lab courses will be held at Illinois Central College.
Initially upon entry as a freshman the student will take more general education courses than nursing courses; however, he/she will also take nursing courses. As the student progresses to the junior level of study, he/she will be taking more nursing courses than general education courses. Upon completion of the required 122 credits, the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree will be awarded and the graduate will then be qualified to sit for the state licensing exam known as the NCLEX. Upon passing this exam, the graduate will be licensed as a Registered Nurse or "RN".
Students may enter this program directly from high school or as transfer students. Students with college credits will have those credits evaluated as to their transferability into the MCON BSN program. The student will then be placed in the program accordingly. While this BSN program, as with other four year college and university undergraduate degrees, requires four years to complete, it can be completed in three years if the student attends summer semesters. This program is also designed, so it may be attended on a part-time basis.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
At Methodist College of Nursing (MCON), we're proud to announce the opening of our latest program - the Second Degree Accelerated BSN, an evening/week-end program for working adults. This program is designed for those who have earned a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing and wish to become a Registered Nurse. Upon completion of this degree, graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam to be licensed as Registered Nurses.
The only one of its type in the greater Peoria area, this program requires five consecutive semesters, including summer sessions. The required courses and clinical experiences are only scheduled on evenings and weekends, blending online and classroom learning for coursework, which allows busy working adult students flexibility in their schedule. It is also the only program of its kind that includes an onsite, hands-on internship, providing the student real world, real life learning.
Up to 30 students will be admitted each Fall and Spring semester.