Nursing (first year only)

Professional training begins the day you start class in Bradley’s nursing department. As a direct-entry program, you’re admitted to the program when you enroll after admission to the university, and you can begin clinical experiences your sophomore year.

91% career outcomes rate for 2020-21 graduates - 93% knowledge rate
12 to 1 student faculty ratio
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The Bradley Advantage

If you’re a traditional undergraduate, you can earn a bachelor’s degree through Bradley’s direct-entry BSN program. At the graduate level, master's degrees in nursing administration (MSN) and nursing education are available. You also can choose among doctor of nursing practice degrees (DNP) for family nurse practitioners (FNP) or nursing leadership. Additionally, Bradley offers a post-graduate FNP certificate. All graduate programs are offered online.

Successful Outcomes

Bradley’s nursing programs successfully prepare you to serve the community wherever you would like to practice your craft. Nearly all recent Bradley nursing graduates found jobs or continued their education within six months of graduation. They’re working in local, regional and national medical centers such as University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic, Honoe Health in Tempe, Arizona, and Loyola University Hospital. Others are attending nationally recognized graduate programs such as the University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Iowa and UCLA.

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Bradley and Peoria share much in common — a diverse population, world-class research facilities, outstanding fine arts and entertainment, and a great sense of community. This bond provides our students with unique opportunities for internships, class projects and research.

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