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Illinois BSN Programs - Elevate Your Education

Nurses are more in demand than ever. Even with millions of them currently employed across the country, there is still a need for nurses in nearly every community. From private practices to hospitals, employment opportunities abound for those who are qualified nursing professionals. But as with all things, some are simply more qualified than others. For that reason, it's a good idea to consider the BSN programs in Illinois as ways to help yourself stand out. Earning a BSN won't just help you have an advantage over other applicants and workers - it will help you gain the edge you need to obtain a great career.

BSN programs in Illinois provide you with a comprehensive education covering all aspects of the nursing profession. Nurses play a key role in health care and help by collecting patient samples, managing patient data, administering medication, and much more. A quality BSN program teaches them all of the technical skills that they will have to utilize in their day to day job duties as well as providing theoretical instruction as well, covering areas such as helping assess a patient's health and theories on supporting patient families. While the basics may be touch on in an AND program, only the BSN course provides a complete foundation of nursing.

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The invaluable skills and knowledge learned through BSN programs in Illinois aren't lost on hospitals or other health care employers, either. Applicants to most positions are given a bit of favoritism if they have a BSN due to their increased education and the skills that come with it. In fact, a large number of nursing positions require applicants to have a BSN in order to be hired. And even positions that don't require a BSN will frequently pay a higher salary to an applicant who has extensive training. Once on the job, career advancement is awarded more often to those with a BSN than to those without, and certain positions such as head nurse are nearly impossible to attain without a Bachelor's degree.

A job in the health care industry can be one of the most rewarding careers in the world, both financially and emotionally. There is always likely to be a need for nurses, but your eventual pay and position will owe much to your education. BSN programs in Illinois provide you with the building blocks to create a solid foundation that will help you through every single step of your career. From higher salaries and better job opportunities to simply knowing that your skills are the best they can be, a BSN will help you in more ways than you realize. It's worth the work.


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Other Schools with BSN Programs in Illinois

Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
Illinois Wesleyan University
1312 Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Olivet Nazarene University
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Chicago State University
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
Depaul University
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
Loyola University
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
North Park College
3225 W Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Rush University
1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612
Saint Xavier University
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655
St Xavier University
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655
University of Illinois at Chicago
601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Lakeview College of Nursing
903 N. Logan Ave.
Danville, IL 61832
Millikin University
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522
Northern Illinois University
231 North Annie Glidden Road
Dekalb, IL 60115
Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Macmurray College
447 East College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650
McKendree College
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254
Mennonite Nursing at ISU
Campus Box 5810
Normal, IL 61790
Trinity Christian College
6601 W. College Drive
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Bradley University
830 North Elmwood Avenue
Peoria, IL 61606
Methodist College of Nursing
415 St. Mark Ct.
Peoria, IL 61603
Methodist Medical Center College of Nursing
415 St. Mark Ct.
Peoria, IL 61603
St Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
511 NE Greenleaf Street
Peoria, IL 61603
Blessing - Rieman College
PO Box 7007
Quincy, IL 62305
Concordia University
7400 Augusta St
River Forest, IL 60305
Trinity College Department of Nursing
2122 25th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
Rockford College Department of Nursing
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
5658 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
St John's College of Nursing
729 East Carpenter St.
Springfield, IL 62702

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