Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Western Illinois University

Program Details

Nurses pursuing licensure as a Registered Nurse can apply to this RN to BSN program even before they complete their associate degree. Students are able to complete up to nine credits prior to becoming licensed, cutting time off of their overall degree completion.

The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program provides students with a well-rounded education in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Nurses gain experience practicing appropriate clinical judgment and develop their professional role. Faculty mentors help students focus on their future and achieve their goals.

Students study a variety of topics, including:

  • Health assessment
  • Ethical and legal issues in professional practice
  • Concepts in community health nursing
  • Transcultural nursing
  • Mental health nursing

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Western Illinois University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Requires completion of general education coursework prior to start of program
  • Must have graduated with an associate or diploma in nursing
  • Must hold a Registered Nurse license in your current state of residence and practice