The RN to BSN program through the School of Nursing at Millikin University is for licensed registered nurses who want to further their career by earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Courses are offered online with face-to-face interaction when it matters most. Graduates are prepared to move into nursing leadership positions, continue their education to become advanced practice nurses, or move into other fields such as medicine or business. The program can be completed in one year of full-time study or a part-time option is also available.
- Offered online except where students will benefit most from hands-on experiences guided by skilled faculty, as in health assessment return-demonstrations.
- Program may be completed in one year of full-time study or courses may be taken part-time.
- Courses meet the BSN educational requirements but also support the rich knowledge and practice experience of RN students.
- The focus on professionalism and organizational leadership prepares graduates to move into leadership positions or continue their education to an advanced practice role.
- Dedicated Millikin faculty members provide individual attention and create opportunities for students to practice new skills in real health care settings.
- Students are paired with nursing leaders to plan and implement change projects that improve patient outcomes in health care organizations.)
The Millikin University RN to BSN Program builds on students’ prior knowledge and skills. Students must meet all university requirements for a baccalaureate degree. Credit for prior college - level work may be given to meet these requirements. Transcripts from all previous college work are evaluated individually. Registered nurses who have graduated from a state-or nationally-approved associate degree or diploma school of nursing are eligible to apply. Credit is given for upper division courses in mental health nursing, parent-child nursing, and medical-surgical nursing. These hours are banked until other requirements toward graduation are fulfilled and then the 27 hours are applied to the transcript. Students enrolled in the RN-BSN with a GPA of 3.0 or above may have the opportunity to enroll in up to 3 specific courses in the MSN curriculum. Applicants must maintain unencumbered/unrestricted Registered Nurse licensure in Illinois throughout the program. Pre-requisites include:
- Undergraduate Statistics -3 credits
- Undergraduate Psychology course-3 credits
- Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab) -4 credits
- Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab) -4 credits
- Microbiology (with lab ) -4 credits
- Undergraduate Chemistry course-4 credits
- Pharmacology course-3 credits (may take proficiency exam)
In addition, international students must submit official transcripts (in English) with an official evaluation of those transcripts by a foreign credentials evaluation agency and proof of English proficiency. For more detailed information regarding how to apply as international student, visit our International Applicant page.