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.
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.