Program Highlights

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. 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. 

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Program Details

Courses are offered online. 

It is important to note that when courses contain clinical or practicum components (NU431 Public Health Nursing and NU490 Nursing Management through Organizational Leadership), the clinical or practicum hours required are in addition to the theory class times and require additional hours. Normally, the student is able to arrange the hours around her/his work schedule.

A minimum of 124 credits are required for the Bachelor or Science degree in Nursing, including major courses, prerequisite courses, university studies requirements (2 - ICS courses, IN250, IN251, IN350, Creative Arts and Communications) and electives (as needed). Oftentimes, students have completed some of these courses and may be eligible to transfer up to 66 credits, if approved by the Registrar.

The last 33 of 45 credits must be taken at Millikin University, 39 credits of 300 level or above are required.

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.)

Plan of Study

BSN Student Handbook

Admission Requirements

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.

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