Bradley University Department of Nursing | 95% NCLEX Pass Rates

Bradley University’s Department of Nursing offers on-line and on-campus undergraduate and graduate nursing degree programs including an accelerated BSN.


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  • On Campus
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  • Programs RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, LPN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, MSN-to-DNP, BSN-to-DNP, Accelerated BSN, BSN, DNP, MSN, Post-grad Certificate, NP, Other
  • Location Peoria, IL
  • Telephone 1-309-677-2528
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Bradley University, founded in 1897, is a private non-profit university, located in Peoria, Illinois.

In 1956, the Department of Nursing was established and offers an on-campus option for students to become Registered Nurses (RN) as well as online undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam, which is the licensure exam for registered nurses. Students can start the program right after high school, enter as transfer students and/or seek the BSN if he or she is an LPN or an RN with an Associate's degree or diploma in nursing.

There is an Accelerated program available for those who have a bachelor's degree in another field, but would like to pursue a BSN and career path in nursing. This program is 15-months in length. Those who complete the program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam to become licensed as an RN in his or her individual state.

Graduate level programs are designed for nurses who want to advance their degree and enter a specialty. Specialties include nursing administration, education, or solely an MSN-general. There are traditional students who start with no degree and obtain the MSN degree as well as BSN-MSN and RN-MSN programs for nurses who want to continue.

Undergraduate Baccalaureate Programs

BSN

Students can start as freshmen, but do not start clinical rotations until their sophomore year.

LPN-BSN

The Licensed Practical Nurse is awarded up to 11 hours of credit for his or her prior learning. Following completion of NUR 300 and 310 with a minimum grade of “C”, the student may enroll in required junior nursing courses. A total of 60 hours can be transferred from a community college.

RN – BSN

Registered Nurses are awarded up to 3 hours of credit for their prior learning. There is a maximum of 66 hours that can be transferred from a community college. 124 semester hours must be completed for the BSN degree.

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Administration

This program is designed for the nurse who would like to begin a career path in management within a variety of healthcare settings.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Education

This program is designed to prepare the nurse to meet minimum teaching requirements as set forth by the State of Illinois Nurse Practice Act.

Certificate in Nursing Education

The program is designed for post-MSN graduates who would like to gain the knowledge of theory and practice of nursing education. 

Distance Education - Online

MSN Nursing Administration

The MSN Nursing Administration program meets the minimum State of Illinois Nurse Practice Act requirements and prepares the RN for the doctoral level of study. Learners are prepared to sit for one of the certifications offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).

Master of Science In Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)

This program provides the opportunity for licensed registered nurses who hold a BSN to become master’s prepared family nurse practitioners.  After completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) credentialing examination for FNP. 

FNP Certificate

After graduation, nurses are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) credentialing examination for FNP. 

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is designed to provide the opportunity for master’s prepared, licensed registered nurses to advance their leadership skills to a terminal nursing degree level.

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP-FNP)

This program provides the opportunity for licensed registered nurses who hold a BSN to become doctoral level family nurse practitioners. After graduation, the student is then eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) credentialing examination for FNP.

Rankings

US News & World Report ranked Bradley University as the top regional university in Illinois and among the top 10 Midwestern universities in the annual college guide, America's Best Colleges 2017.

The Brookings Institution ranked Bradley University among the top 20 colleges and universities in the nation in 2015, and number one in the state of Illinois, for adding value to alumni earnings.

Accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Bradley University.

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    I am going to be a student at Bradley University. I will start in the fall of 2017 to become a nurse practitioner with a master's degree. I have found my preceptors on my own. I feel the counselor is extremely helpful and I believe in this school and it's mission.

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    From the experience I've had so far in just applying and getting accepted. Excellent staff! I will update this as time goes by.

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    I am able to do the nurse practitioner curriculum in 3 years. A person can do it in 2 years but I want to have 3 because I want to absorb all the information and do the best I can while enrolled. Thank you all nurses for putting this on your website! I spent the last three years researching schools and this will save so many nurses time and definitely increase our professionalism in nursing.

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