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Accelerated Nursing (ABSN 2nd Degree)

In this 15-month program for students who already have a bachelor’s degree, professional training begins the day you start class in Bradley’s nursing department. Your instructors are dedicated full-time nursing faculty who will prepare you to pass the NCLEX-RN and seek employment as an RN.

12 to 1 student faculty ratio
100% of classes taught by faculty
95% of students gain real-world experience
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The Bradley Advantage

If you’re a traditional undergraduate or transfer student, you can earn a bachelor’s degree through Bradley’s direct-entry BSN program. Those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree may enter our 15-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing 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 available on campus or online.

Successful Outcomes

Bradley’s nursing programs successfully prepare you to serve the community anywhere you’d 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, Honor 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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Peoria and Bradley

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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