Your Nursing Career. Advanced.

Discover a practical online RN to BSN program designed to help you achieve real world success.
Graduate in as little as one year
Partnerships with local hospitals
Graduate ready from a CCNE Accredited* program

Degree Overview

At Illinois College, the online RN to BSN program serves as an accessible pathway toward career advancement for working nurses. Unique in its comprehensive Graduate READY approach, the program delivers both the technical and professional skills you need to successfully move into positions of management and go further in your profession in a CCNE accredited* program.

Located near home but accessible from anywhere, the program offers a fully online format that fits comfortably around your life. Additionally, graduates benefit from our partnerships with local hospitals, making it easier to put your training into practice for the betterment of healthcare providers and patients.

*The RN-BSN program at Illinois College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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Illinois College
Accolades & Accreditations

Illinois College is ranked No. 7 in Illinois, No. 38 in the Midwest and No. 138 in the country on the list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

The RN-BSN program at Illinois College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Graduate in As Little As One Year

Generous credit transfer and 8-week courses mean you’ll be ready for career advancement sooner than ever.

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Partnerships with Local Hospitals

Benefit from our strong relationships with a number of hospitals in the Jacksonville area.

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A Broader Perspective on Patient Care

Develop a well-rounded approach to your field though the study of communication, leadership and more.

What Happens
after Graduation

At Illinois College, online RN to BSN students can advance in their current role or enter a range of exciting nursing careers including positions at IC’s local partner hospitals.

Potential Career Outcomes

  • Charge nurses oversee all operations within a medical department or hospital unit.

  • Critical care nurses specialize in helping patients in critical condition, such as those who have experienced major surgery or trauma.

  • RN supervisors manage teams of nurses in hospitals, long-term care facilities, or similar environments.

  • Surgical nurses provide care and assistance to both patients and surgeons during procedures.

  • Pediatric nurses specialize in providing for the medical needs of children and adolescents.

Benefits of
Online Learning

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Online learning means you can attend class on a schedule that fits conveniently around your life.

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Study at Your Own Pace

Adjust your academic track as you see fit and spend as much time on materials as you need.

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Equal Standards of Excellence

IC’s online programs offer the same level of academic rigor as those on campus.

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Become a Leader

Online students are motivated and graduate with an increased understanding of their own fortitude and excellence.

Tuition & Fees

Illinois College seeks to provide a quality education at an affordable price. The following costs and fees apply to the online RN to BSN program:

Per Credit Per Course Estimated Tuition*
$375 $1,500 $13,500
$25 per Term

* Estimated total is for a 36 credit hour program and assumes max transfer of 84 credits

Start Dates

March 14
May 16
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Support Team

At Illinois College, you’re never alone in your education. Learn more about the people who are here to help you take the next step in your career.

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