Bradley Launches Online Nursing Programs

By Susan Andrews
May 15, 2015

Since 1956, Bradley University has provided its nursing students with a dynamic, personalized and career-focused education. Nurses graduating from Bradley are recognized for their competence, leadership and compassionate patient care. Now, Bradley is pleased to announce that this same tradition of excellence will be offered in a cutting-edge online environment that is both flexible and convenient for working nurses who are balancing other responsibilities. Students will receive instruction from the same expert Bradley faculty who teach on-campus courses but now online. 

“Nursing programs at Bradley are unique in the rich culture of collaboration, support and shared values,” said Dr. Molly Cluskey, associate dean for distance education in the College of Education and Health Sciences. “Our students are challenged to grow both personally and professionally with many paths leading toward career advancement.”

The five online nursing programs include a Master of Science in Nursing Administration (RN to MSN) and a Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to MSN). Two degrees also are offered at the doctoral level in Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP) and Leadership (MSN to DNP).  A Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate is a fifth option. Applications are now being taken. Classes start August 24, 2015.

Graduate nursing programs at Bradley prepare students for leadership at every level. Students will complete 100 percent of their coursework online (no campus residency requirements), continue to work while earning their degrees, complete clinicals in their local communities, prepare for the ANCC certification exam and choose their site supervisors. 

According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing occupational outlook is positive with strong growth indicated across nursing categories with “active” opportunity for existing nurses with experience. There also are indications of significant opportunity for salary increase and advancement for nurses with an MSN, the entry-level degree for advanced practice nursing.

Bradley’s nursing students are well-prepared to pass The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), as evidenced by the University’s first-time pass rates that are consistently well above state and national averages. The bachelor’s and master’s Nursing programs maintain accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Bradley University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Powerful Outcomes Begin Here — Bradley University Online Nursing

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