Welcome to the Department of Nursing and Health at Benedictine University!

We are proud to offer both an accelerated RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Program and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program

The Baccalaureate and Master's Programs at Benedictine University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The BSN Program is accredited through June 30, 2023. The MSN Program is accredited through 2015.

CCNE may be contacted at: One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington D.C., 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Welcome to the Department of Nursing and Health and Benedictine University (BenU). We understand that you have many options to continue your education and we are delighted that you have chosen to explore completing your degree through BenU.

As an academic community we are committed to the liberal arts and professional education distinguished and guided by its Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage. At BenU we prepare students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the world community. Students are provided a values-centered education that is enriched by our excellent reputation in science. As students and practicing RN’s you understand first-hand the importance of lifelong learning and a life of service to others.

We are fortunate to have a excellent faculty that teach in both the RN to BSN and MSN programs. Students indicate that the programs are convenient, affordable, and flexible in meeting the needs of the working adult student. RN to BSN class options and schedules are offered at various locations near the main campus in Lisle, IL and at the branch campus in Springfield, IL. The BSN and online MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission.

Department of Nursing and Health
Benedictine University
Contact Us
Lisle, College of DuPage, Morton College and Triton College cohorts:
Hicela Woods
Associate Director of Non-Traditional Programs

By mail
Benedictine University
Lownik Hall, Room 068
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

E-mail: hwoods@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6637
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

E-mail: jrichter@ben.edu
Phone: (217) 718-5276
Fax: (217) 528-9871
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F