Nursing Degree in Chicago (RN to BSN)

RMU’s BSN Degree Opens the Doors to Increased Opportunities

Increase both your knowledge and skills with Robert Morris University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN). With an increasing amount of hospital systems requiring trained nurses to hold a BSN Degree as well as healthcare regulations enforcing more strict guidelines, our RN to BSN program will help you achieve your goals. RMU’s accelerated BSN Nursing Degree in Chicago allows students with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to earn a Bachelor of Nursing both quickly and conveniently.

According to, recent data shows that those holding a BSN Degree as opposed to an ADN Degree earn about 70% more. They reported that Registered Nurses with a Bachelor Degree earn a significantly higher salary. In addition, those who advance from a RN to BSN have increased career opportunities and more job security.

Develop Your Skills Through RMU’s Bachelor of Nursing Program

Robert Morris University’s BSN Degree combines liberal arts and career management with nursing classes. In addition to the required general education and career management core, the BSN program coursework covers sciences for the profession including anatomy and physiology, healthcare, organic chemistry, microbiology and pharmacology. These introductory and advanced professional courses address the fundamentals of nursing care, mental health, maternal care, pediatrics, adult and critical care.

RMU’s accelerated BSN programs consist of a diverse, stimulating environment that develops critical thinking skills in the application of the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on life-long learning and use of evidence-based practice. Our professors will act as coaches and mentors to our nursing students. Faculty are expert practitioners who utilize a variety of learning strategies and professional experience to capture the varied student learning styles.

An Accelerated BSN That Saves Both Time and Money

At Robert Morris University Illinois, individuals can complete their RN to BSN Degree in as little as 15 months, saving both time and money. This accelerated BSN program transitions students quickly into the healthcare industry. In addition, the RMU nursing school in Chicago is located at our main downtown campus, which is conveniently located within 12 miles from 9 of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Regional Hospitals.”

Those taking the RN to BSN classes will be a part of RMU’s nursing support center which includes academic and career test prep support incorporated in the coursework. RMU’s 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. Additionally, The RN to BSN program at RMU offers up to 4 classes of credit for your NCLEX license.

  • The Clare
  • Plymouth Place
  • Weiss Memorial Hospital
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Mount Sinai
  • Norwegian American Hospital
  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital
  • Advanced Nursing Concepts
  • Nursing Management & Leadership
  • Community Nursing
  • Law & Ethics in Healthcare Today
  • Health & Disease
  • Foundations in Health Education
  • Global Health Practices
  • Research Methods in Healthcare
Admissions Requirements:
  • An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from an accredited college
  • A nursing license in the state of Illinois unencumbered

To learn more about the growing need for registered nurses with BSN degrees, please view RMU’s Nursing Presentation.

97% of Robert Morris University Bachelor Degree Graduates Finish in 4 years or less

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Nursing students with instructor assessing a patient
Nursing students with instructor assessing a patient

“The best thing about the RMU nursing instructors is how they become so close to you during the whole process of nursing school that they become more than just your instructor but your friends and mentors.”

– Shana P., Nursing Student

Go Beyond your Expectations

Students have the opportunity to obtain both their bachelor’s and their master’s degrees simultaneously to save time and money through RMU’s dual degree program.

With a culture of business for over 100 years, RMU also offers the Morris Graduate School of Management for students to expand their knowledge with a master’s degree.

Master of Business Administration

  • Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management/HR Management
  • Management/Finance
  • Accounting
  • Accounting/Finance

Master of Information Systems

  • Business Analytics
  • Information Security
  • Information Systems Management

Master of Management

  • Higher Education Administration
  • Health Care Administration
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Sports Administration

Master of Science

  • Human Performance

Study Abroad Opportunities available up to 4 times a year in locations such as: Italy, Taiwan, and England

Program Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Robert Morris University IL is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.