The RN to BSN Program is:


  • Classes are held at multiple locations near the Lisle campus and the Springfield branch campus.
  • Program is specifically designed for the working R.N. who is juggling multiple life priorities.
  • Accelerated format allows registered nurses to complete all nursing major and common core courses within 12-16 months.


  • Benedictine University provides a private education at a tuition rate that is competitive with state universities.
  • Financial Aid and scholarships opportunities are available as a full-time student.


  • The nursing major values and builds on the knowledge and experience of the registered nurse.
  • Students progress as a member of a vibrant learning community.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in student governance.
  • An individualized academic plan is created for each student and presented on a one-to-one basis.


  • Classes are offered on evening and weekends.
  • Courses are web-enhanced to support accelerated delivery model.
  • Students have up to three years to fulfill program requirements.

RN-BSN Admission Requirements

  1. Adult Undergraduate Degree Program application
  2. College transcripts are required from ALL colleges or universities previously attended (official and sealed)
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0
  4. Letter of professional recommendation
  5. Copy of current Illinois R.N. license

. Demonstration of computer literacy
  6. Minimum of 55 hours in transfer credits, including WRIT 101 and WRIT 102 (or approved equivalent)

Course Descriptions

The information below is from the 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog and is valid until August 1, 2014 and should be used for informational purposes only.

NRHL 200 Nursing Transitions
NRHL 213 Health Aspects of Aging
NRHL 250 Statistics
NRHL 290 Health Assessment
NRHL 295 Research
NRHL 300 Transforming Care
NRHL 301 Family Health Nursing
NRHL 311 Community Health Nursing
NRHL 320 Health Systems
NRHL 378 Leadership and Management
NRHL 395 Nursing Elective
Department of Nursing and Health
Benedictine University
Contact Us
Lisle, College of DuPage, Morton College and Triton College cohorts:

Janet Eggenberger,
File Processing Coordinator

By mail
Benedictine University
Lownik Hall, Room 067
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532


Phone: (630) 829-6300

Fax: (630) 829-4301

Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F

Springfield and Decatur cohorts:

Janet Richter, M.A.
Director of Development for Adult and Graduate Programs

By mail
Benedictine University at Springfield
Becker Library: L-29
1500 North 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62702


Phone: (217) 525-1420 x 3555

Fax: (217) 528-9871

Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F