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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall
Program Type: Major

Rapid growth in health care has created a demand for registered nurses to face and overcome the challenges in today’s health-related jobs. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Roosevelt University will prepare students for professional careers in the health care field as Registered Nurses (RNs). RU’s nursing program uses experience-based learning in order to provide an advanced education both inside and outside the classroom.


  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital
  • Norwegian American Hospital
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Health Systems.

What Differentiates Us

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Earn your BSN in three years.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Roosevelt University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Direct Entry

Students apply directly to the accelerated nursing program and, if accepted, will be enrolled in the First Year Nursing Cohort. Students begin nursing-focused courses in the first semester and do NOT need to reapply. Priority application deadline is February 1st



Our nursing program prepares students to become registered nurses by taking the NCLEX RN exam and obtaining licensure from the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Expectations & Requirements


With direct entry into the nursing school freshman year, students will be a part of RU’s nursing support center which includes academic and career test prep support incorporated in the coursework. Our nursing programs prepare students to become registered nurses by taking the NCLEX-RN exam and obtain licensure from the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR), and meets crucial national, state, and local needs for baccalaureate prepared nursing professionals.

Sample Courses

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Adult Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing of Childbearing & Childrearing Families
  • Pharmacology
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology


Robert Morris alum and ER nurse Pooja Shah, wearing scrubs

I received my education at an institution that values hands-on learning, which has helped me exponentially at work, My clinical experience prepared me for these stressful times and made me the nurse I am today.

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Pooja Shah 2019
Nurse, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Admission Info

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Priority deadline: February 1, 2021

High school seniors can apply directly to the nursing program and start nursing courses with the first-year cohort. If you’re a transfer student, you can apply to join the first- or second-year cohort based on your college-level course work.

The admissions team will look at your application as a whole, with an emphasis on your academic accomplishments. Learn more about what will make you a strong applicant at the link below.