Illinois State University

Second Degree Accelerated BSN


Basic Information: Illinois State University is located in Normal, Illinois. This program is for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field and have finished the basic requirements for their BSN. 

Must Dos: Students must apply to Illinois State University and to the College of Nursing. Students must have completed a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing.

Program Length: Fifteen months. This program starts in May and ends the next year in August.

Nursing Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Chemistry, Statistics, Psychology, Lifespan Development, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology I/II, Nutrition, and  Medical Terminology. All classes must be completed with at least a grade of C or better.

Prior Classwork Information: Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 or better.

Application Information: Application information for the College of Nursing can be found here.  Applications will be accepted between September 1, 2015 - June 15, 2016 for the Summer 2017 session. The application to Illinois State University can be found here.

Admission Tests: No admission tests listed.

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid information can be found here. Scholarship information can be found here