Rockford College Department of Nursing
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, Illinois 61108
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
BSN-C students are awarded 27 hours of nursing credit through prior learning or validation tests. Credit for prior learning is awarded if the student:
-is a graduate of a state-approved or NLN-accredited program,
-has current and valid Illinois licensure, and
-has 1,000 hours of active practice in the past three years
BSN Program Details
The Nursing Department offers the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Within this degree program, several educational options are available by which students may obtain their desired degree.
The BSN program (BSN) is a traditional baccalaureate program in nursing. The degree requires 124 semester credit hours of study. Graduates of this track will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). After passing this examination they will be eligible to begin a career as a registered professional nurse.