Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

SIUE School of Nursing: Accelerated Online RN to BS Program

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Our Online RN to BS Program Fits Your Busy Schedule

Ready to start on your BSN? Take your career to the next level fast with SIUE’s accelerated second degree nursing program!

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Nursing accelerated RN to BS program provides nurses with the advanced education they seek through an innovative, online RN to BS nursing program.

Now is the perfect time to pursue an accelerated RN to BS degree. Compared to ADN or diploma nurses, baccalaureate-prepared nurses have higher job satisfaction, autonomy and earning potential. According to, the median salary for a BSN RN is $62,674; for an ADN nurse, it’s $50,565.

Not only do administrators prefer to hire baccalaureate-prepared nurses, the National Institute of Medicine has recommended that 80 percent of nurses be baccalaureate certified by 2020. Knowledge of basic nursing skills is no longer enough. Students in SIUE’s accelerated nursing program work closely with faculty and their cohort to gain the core competencies needed to excel as a professional nurse.

Fill out the form, and a nursing advisor from SIUE will contact you about how you can get started with one of the best RN to BS programs available.

Reasons to enroll in SIUE’s Accelerated Bachelor’s in Nursing:

  1. Affordable RN to BS: Whether paying out of pocket or making the most of tuition reimbursement through an employer, nurses looking for the best online RN to BSN programs find SIUE’s top-quality program to be an exceptional value.
  2. Fits any schedule: By providing 24/7 access to online courses with no set log-in times, SIUE’s convenient RN to BS program means students can complete coursework without interruptions to work and life schedules.
  3. Fast-track RN to BS in nursing: Nurses looking for accelerated BSN programs achieve a bachelor’s degree online fast. Through eight-week-long courses, nursing coursework can be completed in one year.
  4. A top-ranked education: U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs 2017 edition named SIUE among the top online schools for RN to BS nursing. With dedicated and highly-trained faculty and excellent, 24-hour tech support, the online RN to BS nursing program provides quality, accessible education.

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