BSN Programs in Illinois


Here are three nursing schools that offer BSN program in Illinois -

Western Illinois University

It was in the year 2007 when the Illinois Board of Higher Education(IBHE) has given its approval for WIU to offer the BSN program. The faculty at WIU is known for its research, teaching, academic and nursing practice excellence. The nursing resource center has computer simulators with a state-of-the-art programming. These enable the students to have a hands-on experience of their new skills prior to entering the healthcare environment.

University of Illinois at Chicago

The UIC BSN program has two tracks. The traditional BSN program in admits both freshman students and students who have completed57 hours of college level coursework. It is a competitive program with a curriculum that incorporates classroom instruction and practical learning. Once admitted, a student usually takes two years to complete the upper level courses when studying full-time. Both the Urbana and Chicago campuses offer the BSN program. UIC's  BSN Completion Program is an online program.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

This public university teaches nursing through its BSN program comprising of active classroom discussions. They also offer the latest in simulation labs where students are guaranteed to take their clinicals. One-on-one mentoring is also available.

The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is meant for students who seek their first degree and have no previous college experience. It is offered at the SIUE campus through the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Regional Nursing Program at the SIU Carbondale.

There are 38 nursing schools in Illinois that provide BSN program. We gathered some key information about each school to help you learn more about the schools' characteristics and the programs they provide.

Where applicable we also list weighted average NCLEX pass rate of the students who attended the schools in the last 3 years.

Aurora University
Aurora, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.10%

Benedictine University
Lisle, IL


Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Quincy, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.80%

Bradley University
Peoria, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 97.40%

Chamberlain University-Illinois
Addison, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 80.40%

Chicago State University
Chicago, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 77.20%

Dominican University
River Forest, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.70%

Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL


Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.00%

Governors State University
University Park, IL


Illinois State University
Normal, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.90%

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.40%

Lakeview College of Nursing
Danville, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 69.10%

Lewis University
Romeoville, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.20%

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.70%

MacMurray College
Jacksonville, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 98.70%

McKendree University
Lebanon, IL


Methodist College
Peoria, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.90%

Millikin University
Decatur, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 80.30%

North Park University
Chicago, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.10%

Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.30%

Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 85.90%

Resurrection University
Chicago, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.70%

Rockford University
Rockford, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 78.40%

Rush University
Chicago, IL


Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Rockford, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 96.70%

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
Peoria, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 83.00%

Saint Xavier University
Chicago, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 83.60%

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 78.10%

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL


St. John's College-Department of Nursing
Springfield, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.60%

Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 98.70%

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Rock Island, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.20%

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 82.40%

University of St Francis
Joliet, IL


Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.60%


Closed Schools/Programs

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

BSN Program closed in 2014