Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing

Learn the personal and technical skills needed to face the challenges of today's health care environment.  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program will prepare students for professional careers in the health care field as Registered Nurses (RNs).  Students will earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) degree.  This program prepares students to become registered nurses by taking the NCLEX-RN exam and obtaining licensure from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), and meets crucial national, state, and local needs for baccalaureate prepared nursing professionals.

In addition to the required general education and career management core, program coursework covers sciences for the profession including anatomy and physiology, healthcare and organic chemistry, microbiology, and pharmacology. 

The Human Anatomy & Physiology courses are affiliated with the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Rush Medical Center.

Introductory and advanced professional courses address the fundamentals of nursing care, mental health, maternal care, pediatrics, adult and critical care.

Learn to:

  • Perform physical exams and health histories
  • Provide health promotion, counseling and education
  • Administer medications, wound care, and numerous other personalized interventions
  • Interpret patient information and make critical decisions about needed actions
  • Coordinate care, in collaboration with a wide array of healthcare professionals
  • Direct and supervise care delivered by other healthcare personnel like LPNs and nurse aides
  • Conduct research in support of improved practice and patient outcomes

Please view the Nursing course list for details on the curriculum.


Clinical Affiliations include:

RMU works with nursing students in identifying nursing extension sites but cannot guarantee a specific location. Travel and relocation may be necessary in some instances.

  • The Clare
  • Plymouth Place
  • Weiss Memorial Hospital
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Mount Sinai
  • Norwegian American Hospital
  • Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.