Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Illinois State University provides RNs the option of either a full- or part-time plan of study that works best with their schedule. Graduates of the program possess:

  • ​Increased career mobility and marketability
  • ​Advanced nursing leadership skills
  • A solid foundation for graduate studies
  • ​Critical skills for Magnet certification and Institute of Medicine expectations

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    This bachelor completion program requires 120 credits for completion, including transfer and experiential credits.

    • Major program requirements: 31 credits
    • Graduate from a state-approved diploma school of nursing or an associate degree nursing program.
    • Licensed as a registered nurse in the current state of residence
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Meet prerequisite coursework with a grade of C or better
    • Have completed a specified portion of the Illinois Transferable General Education Program and the Mennonite College of Nursing prerequisite courses with a minimum of 55 total credit hours earned OR Have completed an Associate's Degree in Arts or Science with all Mennonite College of Nursing prerequisite courses completed
    • Hold an unencumbered licensure in every state in which the student holds a license
    • Meet health and safety compliance requirements, to include drug testing, a criminal background check, a physical examination, and several immunizations

    School Overview

    Illinois State University is the state’s oldest public, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Normal, Illinois. Illinois State University can trace its founding to 1857 when Illinois state’s Board of Education agreed to establish a normal school. Today, Illinois State Normal School is one of twelve public higher education institutions in the state. Illinois State promotes core values of: the Pursuit of Learning and Scholarship, Individualized Attention, Diversity, Integrity, and Civic Engagement.

    Students can choose from over 160 undergraduate major and minor programs, and Illinois State also supports more than 40 master’s, specialist, and doctoral programs. Fields of study are organized into the following schools and colleges:

    • Applied Science and Technology
    • Arts and Sciences
    • Business
    • Education
    • Fine Arts
    • Mennonite College of Nursing
    • Graduate School

    Illinois State offers select nursing programs online, including the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree and the R.N. to B.S.N. program.


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