BSN Programs in Illinois

The BSN has become the most popular degree sought by those seeking to become a registered nurse in Illinois, which is in line with National trends. The AACN released a statement regarding what they feel should be the minimum education required for professional nursing, that being the BSN degree. Most magnet hospitals and home health agencies are have moved toward hiring or preferring to hire the baccalaureate educated nurse.

The BSN educated nurse is prepared for leadership positions as well as entry to master’s level nursing education programs, which prepare nurses for careers as nursing faculty, advanced practice nursing, nurse midwifery, nurse anesthetists, consultants, researchers and more.

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Successful graduates of the BSN programs offered in Illinois and listed below are eligible for the NCLEX-RN exam and licensure in the state of Illinois. Graduates gain the clinical competency and theoretical knowledge to function in health care systems throughout the state.

BSN educated nurses in Illinois also earn more than associate’s educated nurses. According to the Advance for Nurses 2007 Annual Salary Survey, the average annual salary for a BSN educated nurse in Illinois was $58,250 and the average annual salary for an associate’s educated nurse was $51,725.

Aurora University
347 South Gladstone Avenue
Aurora, Illinois 60506-4892
PH: 630-892-6431
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
PO Box 7005, 11th & Oak
Quincy, Illinois 62305-7005
PH: 800-877-9140
Bradley University
1501 W. Bradley Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61625
PH: 309-676-7611
Chicago State University
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598
PH: 773-995-2000
Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296
PH: 630-617-3500
Illinois Wesleyan University
1312 Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
PH: 309-556-1000
Lakeview College of Nursing
903 N. Logan Ave.
Danville, IL 61832
LCN @ Eastern Illinois University
1443 Buzzard Hall
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: 217-581-3500
Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
PH: 815-836-5250
Loyola University Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing
Lake Shore Campus
6525 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626 ·
PH: 773-508-3249
MacMurray College
447 East College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650
PH: 800-252-7485

Mennonite College of Nursing
Campus Box 5810 Normal, Il 61790-58100
PH: 309-438-7400
Methodist College of Nursing
415 St. Mark Court
Peoria, IL 61603
PH: 309-671-5133
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Millikin University
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, Illinois 62522
PH: 217-424-6348
North Park University
3225 West Foster Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625-4895
PH: 773-244-6200
Northern Illinois University
School of Nursing
1240 Normal Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
PH: 815-753-1231
Olivet Nazarene University
Department of Nursing
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL • 60914-2345
PH: 815- 939-5340
Rockford College
Nursing Program
Starr Science
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
PH: 815-226-4196
Rush University
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina Street, Suite 1080
Chicago, IL 60612
PH: 312- 942-7117
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
School of Nursing
Alumni Hall, Room 2117
Campus Box 1066
Edwardsville, IL 62026
PH: 618-650-3956
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
5658 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
PH: 815-395-5091
Saint Francis Medical Center
College of Nursing
511 NE Greenleaf Street
Peoria, IL – 61603
PH: 309-655-2201
St. John’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University
4431 S. Fremont
Springfield, MO 65804
PH: 417-820-2069
Saint Xavier University
700 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655
PH: 773-298-3050
Trinity Christian College
6601 W. College Drive
Palos Heights, Illinois 60463
Trinity College
2122 25th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
PH: 309-779-7700
University of Illinois at Chicago
PH: 312-996-7881
University of St. Francis
500 Wilcox Street Joliet, Illinois 60435
PH: 815-740-3463
West Suburban College of Nursing
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL 60302
PH: 708-763-6530

(Source: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation – Division of Professional Regulation website)

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