Nursing

Bradley’s nursing degrees give you confidence in your caregiver abilities through challenging classes and diverse clinical settings. You can enter Bradley’s direct-admit undergraduate programs with no college background, an RN or LPN. You also can earn graduate nursing degrees on campus or online.

Your education takes advantage of Peoria’s thriving medical community. With two major hospital systems, multiple public health facilities and several nursing homes in the area, you explore every medical niche in your clinicals. You start clinicals as a sophomore, which means you have extra time to find your preferred area. Graduate degrees also send you to clinicals shortly after class starts.

Faculty and clinical supervisors guide you through your experiences. They’re knowledgeable, experienced educators who enjoy mentoring students on campus and online. As a result, you will leave Bradley with a strong network of professional connections.

Your education pays off when it’s time for licensure exams. Bradley nursing undergraduates typically have one of the nation’s highest pass rates on the NCLEX-RN exam. Graduate students also typically record high pass rates on their certification exams.

96% NCLEX pass rate for undergraduates (5-year average)

100% Job placement within first 6 months

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, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program accreditation is pending an on-site visit in October 2017.