The RN to BS in Nursing Program enhances your nursing practice, prepares you for leadership positions and provides a foundation for entering graduate school.
The Nursing Program at Eastern Illinois University is committed to offering superior, flexible, and accessible undergraduate education for nurses pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing.
Guided by a faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, students build upon existing knowledge and experience to expand the use of nursing knowledge, values, theory, and research to form evidence-based, safe, and holistic nursing practice.
An online format allows the working RN the opportunity to take classes to pursue a baccalaureate degree that meets the individual schedule of the student. The learning platform is user friendly. The student interacts with peers and faculty through discussion boards and other online modalities. Classroom sessions are recorded, archived and available to all students for viewing at their convenience. This opportunity to visualize the content and hear the lecture facilitates the online format of the course supporting the discussion questions and other assignments.
The flexibility of this design recognizes the multiple roles of the student. This promotes the student's success. It is achievable because learning content is linked to the students foundational base and expands knowledge.
The cost is affordable with reasonable tuition rates. Books are included in the tuition. This format does not require that you be present in a classroom setting, understanding the needs of the working individual. With this curricular design, recognition is given to previous courses.
This program focuses on providing the student with preparation for a generalist nursing practice as referenced in The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice ,2008, by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.This opens the door for opportunities in leadership and graduate education as the nurse pursues various career and educational opportunities!