Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online

Prepare for leading roles in evidence-based patient care as an experienced professional.

Apply By: 10/7/22
Start Class: 10/17/22
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Program Overview

Learn more about our online RN to BSN program

$9,900* Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

As a graduate of the online RN to BSN program from the University of Illinois Chicago, you will be equipped to adapt to evolving needs in health care and empowered to continue growing in your nursing career. A BSN from UIC also prepares students for the rigors of graduate school.

In this top-ranked, CCNE-accredited online program from the prestigious UIC College of Nursing, you will explore advanced concepts guiding continuity and safety of care, the provision of population-based health care, and principles of evidence-based research to follow within your nursing practice. The online curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, collaborative learning and engagement with expert faculty while offering both flexibility and affordability for working nurses.

You will study nursing informatics, the role of caring in professional nursing, nursing leadership and management, social and economic issues in contemporary health care, and more. Plus, our uniquely integrated practice experiences enable you to apply your learnings immediately.

Emphasizing leadership in patient care, this rigorous program offers professional development and practical knowledge that is essential for the BSN-prepared nurse and serves as a firm foundation for career advancement or admission to graduate nursing programs.

In this online nursing program, you will learn to:

  • Provide competent care across the lifespan to patients, families and communities within the context of their cultures
  • Apply principles of scientific inquiry and critical thinking to provide evidence-based care
  • Guide and influence individuals and groups in evidence-based health care
  • Manage the provision of health care to individuals, families and communities in a variety of organizations
  • Systematically utilize the nursing process to provide and coordinate health care and to address complex health issues across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities
  • Communicate therapeutically and professionally in a variety of settings
  • Use ethical decision-making frameworks and the Code of Ethics for Nurses to anticipate issues, guide nursing practice and resolve conflicts related to health care
  • Apply legal guidelines, regulations and standards in professional nursing practice
  • Provide competent care across the lifespan to patients, families and communities within the context of their cultures
  • Apply principles of scientific inquiry and critical thinking to provide evidence-based care
  • Guide and influence individuals and groups in evidence-based health care
  • Manage the provision of health care to individuals, families and communities in a variety of organizations
  • Systematically utilize the nursing process to provide and coordinate health care and to address complex health issues across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities
  • Communicate therapeutically and professionally in a variety of settings
  • Use ethical decision-making frameworks and the Code of Ethics for Nurses to anticipate issues, guide nursing practice and resolve conflicts related to health care
  • Apply legal guidelines, regulations and standards in professional nursing practice

This online program prepares you for advanced nursing opportunities such as:

  • Expanded roles within your nursing specialty
  • Nursing Management
  • Quality and safety leadership roles
  • Nursing Case Management
  • Community or Public Health Nursing
  • Expanded roles within your nursing specialty
  • Nursing Management
  • Quality and safety leadership roles
  • Nursing Case Management
  • Community or Public Health Nursing

$9,900* Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Nursing Credit Hours

Accreditation

CCNE Accredited RN to BSN Online Program

The baccalaureate program at University of Illinois Chicago is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

"There are many online RN to BSN programs, but I wanted a degree from a school I knew was a leader in nursing education. University of Illinois Chicago is that leader."
– Linda Donovan, RN to BSN Graduate
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Tuition

Discover the value of our low-cost tuition

Our RN to BSN online program offers affordable tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$9,900* Tuition
$330 Per Credit Hour

*Library and Technology Fees are an additional $19 per credit hour. Note: The Online RNBSN is a Full Cost Recovery Program and is not eligible for tuition waivers by University of Illinois employees.

Tuition breakdown:

$9,900* Tuition
$330 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

View our application deadlines and class schedules for this online RN to BSN program

UIC online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

10/7/22 Next Application Deadline
10/17/22 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End Date
Fall A8/22/228/12/228/19/229/28/2210/16/22
Fall B10/17/2210/7/2210/14/2211/28/2212/11/22
Spring A1/9/231/3/231/6/232/28/233/5/23
Spring B3/6/232/24/233/3/234/28/234/30/23
Summer Session 26/12/236/2/236/9/237/28/238/6/23

Now enrolling:

10/7/22 Next Application Deadline
10/17/22 Class Starts

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Admissions

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The admission process for the RN to BSN online is streamlined to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admission Requirements:

  • Current RN license
  • Transcripts from prior institutions
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

  • Complete an application online and pay a $60 nonrefundable application fee
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA on all previous undergraduate coursework
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • One of the following:
    • Current unencumbered RN license issued in the U.S.
    • Completed associate’s degree in nursing and waiting to sit for the NCLEX exam. Proof of passing NCLEX must be provided before the start of the program’s third course.

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To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions (MC 018)
University of Illinois Chicago
1200 West Harrison Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60607-7161

For electronic transcripts, send to: [email protected]

Courses

Learn more about the RN to BSN online coursework

A BSN degree requires 120 credit hours, consisting of the following:

  • 30 core nursing credits as listed below
  • 33 proficiency credits for prior nursing education
  • 57 general education credits, taken as co-requisites or transferred in

There are no pre-requisite courses; students can start the program as soon as they are ready and take both nursing core courses and general education courses throughout the duration of the program. See below for more information on the general education requirements.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to physical assessment and interview skills necessary to assess the health status of clients across the lifespan. Concepts of communication, health literacy, and patient centeredness are investigated as they impact health and risk assessment.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces RN to BSN students to contemporary concepts for professional nursing practice in health care systems with emphasis on the definition of nursing, nursing paradigm, health promotion, and continuity of care.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic concepts of research utilization and critique emphasizing the relationship between research and evidence-based nursing practice. Includes study of basic statistical measures, vocabulary, data analysis, and hypothesis testing.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explore the concepts of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom as they develop from information and patient care technology. Experience learning in computer applications such as wiki, PowerPoint, Spreadsheets, Lynda.com, and Google Drive.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Exploration of the complex nature of caring and its critical role in nursing. Special emphasis is placed on defining caring; describing nurse caring; and investigating caring through application, discussion, research, and teaching.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces RN to BSN student to concepts for population-focused nursing, public health, and community health nursing, with emphasis on social and cultural determinants of health and health disparities.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduces RN to BSN students to concepts of health promotion and disease prevention for individuals, families, groups, and populations through evidence-based research and recommendations to improve the health of patients.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Exploration and application of principles of nursing leadership and management through an integrative practice experience applying the five functions of nurse managers to the management and support of clients, groups, and systems.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Exploration of health care systems' effectiveness and individual nursing performance as they impact outcomes of patient care and quality and safety within healthcare systems.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analyzes social, economic, and policy issues affecting the practice of professional nursing with emphasis on strategies for advancing the profession.

General Education Requirements

Students need 57 credit hours of general education courses. Most students will have completed many of these general education credits as part of their prior coursework and may be able to transfer them to UIC. The remaining number of general education credits needed will vary by student.

Below is the full list of general education courses required. The courses in bold are the ones students most often have left to take.

English Composition I

3

English Composition II

3

Chemistry

4-5

Human Anatomy

4

Human Physiology

4

Microbiology

4

Nutrition

2-3

Life Span Human Growth and Development

3

Understanding the Individual and Society

3

Understanding the Past

3

Understanding the Creative Arts

3

Exploring World Cultures

3

Understanding U.S. Society

3

Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives

13-14

Total Hours

57

Transcript Reviews

Upon admission to the program, a no-cost transcript evaluation will be conducted. Each student will receive their individualized list of remaining general education courses which can be taken as co-requisites while enrolled in the RN to BSN degree program.

Students who would like to estimate the courses still needed may use the resources provided in the Community College Transfer Guide.

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*Library and Technology Fees are an additional $19 per credit hour. Note: The Online RNBSN is a Full Cost Recovery Program and is not eligible for tuition waivers by University of Illinois employees.