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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. 

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Bradley University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program accreditation is pending an on-site visit in October 2017.

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