Coronavirus Information:
Bradley University will continue on-campus, in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester with limited restrictions.


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.

The Department of Nursing at Bradley University will host an accreditation visit by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on October 26th through October 28th, 2020. CCNE will be conducting a virtual evaluation for re-accreditation of our Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctoral Programs.

In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties (students, faculty, alumni, community members, clinical agencies and other interested parties) to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning our programs’ qualifications for accreditation. Third-party comments must relate to the Standards of Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs.

Please submit your confidential signed comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third Party Comments
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Or you may submit comments online at:

Comments must be received no later than October 5th, 2020, 21 days before the first day of the site visit.

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

100% Job placement within first 6 months

The Baccalaureate Degree Program in nursing, the Master's Degree Program in nursing, the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Program , and the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K. Street NW, Washington DC 200001 (202) 887-6791