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Nursing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 months
, IL,
The accessible Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online program at Eastern Illinois University gives you the framework of knowledge to expand your professional capabilities and advance your nursing career.


Course Description

This CCNE-accredited RN to BSN program is taught by committed, experienced faculty who care about your education and offer you extraordinary support. We offer an interdisciplinary approach, focusing on each individual student, and work with you to determine exactly what you need to achieve with the program.

Designed in an accelerated online format to meet the needs of working nurses, our relevant curriculum builds on your experience and expands your nursing knowledge with current values, theory and research to form an evidence-based, safe, holistic nursing practice.

Coursework furthers development of sound clinical judgments based on accurate assessments. An overview of public and community health nursing practices within a context of foundational and systems theory that prepares you to meet societal healthcare needs in a variety of settings.

The program includes a pharmacogenomics course to increase your basic knowledge of human genetics and genomics—needed to enhance management of illness and disease. Nursing research prepares you to analyze current research exploring the underlying evidence in best practice.

Other courses provide an understanding of the role of the nurse leader, management and leadership in nursing practice and an introduction to the role of health policy in nursing.

A senior seminar focuses on your professional development and a critique of an evidence based protocol.

In this Nursing online program at Eastern Illinois University, you will:
  • Further develop your clinical decision-making, evidence-based practice, and evaluative nursing skills
  • Prepare for participation as a collaborative member of the health care team, as a manager, leader and coordinator of care, and as one who participates in professional activities
  • Foster accountability and responsibility for professional development and lifelong learning
  • Advance the development of an ethical values system for an informed nursing practice
  • Develop a framework by which you can serve clients in a variety of settings with diverse needs
  • Cultivate knowledge and research to form an inquiry-based practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 months
  • Credits
    35 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Nursing Health Assessment
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Research in Professional Nursing
  • Leadership and Management in Nursing
  • Nursing, Health Care, Policies & Politics
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Professional Seminar
  • EIU Senior Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official records (transcripts or mark sheets) beginning with secondary school. Transcripts must bear the seal and signature of the appropriate school official, and be accompanied by an official English translation if necessary. A minimum grade point average of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement: Official TOEFL, IELTS, STEP EIKEN, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
  • A completed International Student Financial Affidavit Form, documenting sufficient funding for the intended program of study
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S. in the form of a check, certified check or money order made payable to Eastern Illinois University

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8148 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9499 USD for the full programme and a duration of 14 months.
  • National

    8148 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9499 USD for the full programme and a duration of 14 months.
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Partner Healthcare Facilities: $8,500

Living costs for Charleston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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