Nursing (BSN) - Accelerated
The Accelerated B.S.N. option of the undergraduate program at the Mennonite College of Nursing is for students who have demonstrated academic success and perseverance by previously completing a non-nursing bachelor’s degree. This option provides a unique opportunity for those committed to the profession of nursing to earn a second bachelor’s degree.
This major is only available for second bachelor's degree students.
Point of Pride
Nursing students come into MCN with some of the highest GPAs at the University.
Why study Nursing (BSN) - Accelerated?
Nursing is a rewarding career that combines science and technology with the desire to help people. Students of this highly competitive program gain hands-on experience in a variety of patient scenarios using state-of-the-art equipment, including high-fidelity manikins and virtual reality. These experiences prepare students for clinical practice, providing care to patients in hospitals and clinics. Educating nurses who lead is also important to us. All students learn leadership as part of their curriculum at Illinois State, and peer mentorship is emphasized throughout the program.
Come see campus and meet with campus representatives either in person or virtually. Optional chances to meet with academic department, honors, and financial aid.
Applying to Illinois State
Freshman applicants should seek admission through the Nursing (BSN) - Prelicensure sequence.
Prior to enrolling in nursing coursework students must meet health and safety compliance requirements, to include drug testing, a criminal background check, a physical examination, and several immunizations. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in dismissal from the major.
International applicants must comply with the International Applicant Requirements as directed by the Illinois State University Office of Admissions. Please apply early in the application time frame to ensure adequate time to review transcripts.