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Nursing

Established in 1956, Bradley University’s Department of Nursing offers an on campus undergraduate program, an accelerated program, a graduate program, and online nursing programs.

In the undergraduate program, students develop  the essential capabilities for beginning practice as a professional nurse.  The learning opportunities are in a variety of settings.  Completion of the undergraduate program leads to a bachelor of science in nursing and eligibility to write the NCLEX-RN licensing examination to become a registered nurse.  The undergraduate program is available to undergraduate students, registered nurses who may currently hold a diploma or associate degree, and licensed practical nurses. 

The Accelerated Program of study is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another discipline, but would like to pursue a career in nursing.  This 15-month program offers intensive preparation in the essential capabilities necessary for beginning practice as a professional nurse. Completion of the accelerated program leads to a bachelor of science in nursing and eligibility to write the NCLEX-RN licensing examination to become a registered nurse.

The Graduate Program is designed for professional nurses to explore advanced nursing practice opportunities.  Completion of the graduate program of study leads to a master of science in nursing with a specialty in nursing administration, nursing education or an MSN-General.  Traditional programs of study are available as well as innovative opportunities that include BSN-MSN experiences and RN-MSN experiences. 

ACEN Accreditation

Bradley's Department of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd., N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326, (404) 975-5000. 

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