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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree program from Eastern Illinois University enhances students' nursing practice, prepares them for leadership positions, and provides a foundation for entering graduate school. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills required to:

  • ​Provide care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations
  • ​Integrate general and liberal education into nursing knowledge to support clinical decision-making, evidence-based practice, and evaluative nursing practice
  • ​Become a collaborative member of the health care team and a manager, leader, and coordinator of care
  • ​Be accountable and responsible for professional development and life-long learning
  • Build an ethical value system for informed nursing practice
  • ​Be prepared to serve clients in a variety of settings with diverse needs
  • ​Communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, and other members of the health care team
  • ​Use knowledge and research to form an inquiry-based practice

Requirements

This is a bachelor completion program. 120 total credits are required, including transfer and major requirements.

  • Program curriculum: 42 credits
  • Associate degree or nursing diploma
  • Prerequisite course requirements met
  • Admission to EIU
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4 point scale
  • Current RN license from state of residence
  • Two professional letters of reference
  • Professional Statement
  • CPR certification as a Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer
  • Two-step TB testing with annual updates
  • Immunizations (Hepatitis B series or waiver, DT within 10 years, and MMR (2 after first birthday if born after January 1, 1957)
  • Health history and physical
  • Certified Background Check

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)