Member Schools

The Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing is a diverse group of both public and private institutions from across the state of Illinois. Learn more about each of our member institutions below.

 Aurora University Aurora University School of Nursing

At the AU School of Nursing and Allied Health, you’ll become a part of a close-knit community of students and professionals dedicated to making a difference in the lives of their patients and in the community. You’ll get individualized attention from our faculty with small classes and labs in our state-of-the-art nursing education facilities. Our partnerships with area hospitals and community care facilities provide opportunities for hands-on learning to prepare you for the workforce. We offer programs to fit your goals and lifestyles, with full- and part-time programs for traditional and non-traditional students online and on our Aurora and Woodstock, Ill., and Williams Bay, Wis., campuses.

Benedictine University Department of Nursing and Health

The Department of Nursing and Health is committed to a comprehensive learner-centered education grounded in Benedictine values and the Catholic intellectual tradition.  Through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, our graduates are prepared to transform healthcare through nursing practice and advocacy for the needs of local, national, and global communities.

  Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing

The mission of Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences is to provide excellence in professional nursing and healthcare career education. Our programs offer clinical experiences that translate into career opportunities. In fact, potential employers often remark on our graduates’ ability to apply high-level clinical reasoning while caring for patients with a range of needs. These skills are uncommon in new graduates and may allow you to secure a job that would typically go to more experienced nurses.

Bradley University Bradley University Department of Nursing

Bradley University was founded by Lydia Moss Bradley as the Bradley Polytechnic Institute as a memorial to her husband and children in 1897. In 1956 the Department of Nursing was established to provide baccalaureate education to registered nurses who were seeking a college degree.

In 1970 the first class of basic baccalaureate nursing students was admitted with the first class graduating in 1974. The first graduate nursing program was established in 1985. Today, the Department of Nursing offers an undergraduate baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN); a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) with tracks in nursing administration, nursing education, and family nurse practitioner (FNP); a doctor of nursing practice degree (DNP) with tracks in FNP and leadership; and post-master’s certificates in nursing education and FNP.

 Chamberlain College of Nursing

Chamberlain University has more than 125 years of history preparing extraordinary nursing graduates and healthcare professionals.

Chicago State University Chicago State University Department of Nursing

The Department of Nursing represents a strong and extraordinary community of excellent students, well-prepared faculty and dedicated staff all who are committed to addressing the many significant challenges associated with health care. Our faculty includes skilled clinicians and advanced practice nurses as well as outstanding nurse educators who help to prepare, nurture and develop future nurse leaders who will influence the delivery of health care. The faculty has designed a rigorous curriculum with innovative classrooms, simulated/real life clinical experiences and community based experiences to meet the health care needs of a sustainable workforce.

DePaul University School of Nursing

DePaul’s School of Nursing emphasizes excellence in clinical care, health care research, leadership training and interpersonal skills development. Our commitment to positive patient care outcomes leads to outstanding on-the-job performance from day one. Our graduates’ readiness for success is evident. Our pass rates on licensure and certification exams are consistently higher than the national average, and our alumni are highly sought after by local and national health care employers.

Dominican University Department of Nursing

Dominican’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing will prepare you to succeed in this dynamic field. The program will equip you to sit for and pass the NCLEX-RN examination and obtain licensure to practice as a registered professional nurse. In keeping with Dominican’s mission, our nursing program provides a foundation for professional practice that respects the dignity of each and every person, pursuit of the common good, and concern for those most vulnerable.

Elmhurst College Department of Nursing and Health Sciences

At Elmhurst College, you will find the real-world experience and personal mentoring you need to launch a professional career in this dynamic field. The Department of Nursing and Health Sciences offers four programs of study – two at the undergraduate level and two graduate programs. In keeping with the mission of Elmhurst College, we are a collaborative learning community that educates baccalaureate and graduate students for professional practice, leadership, and scholarship who contribute to complex health care systems that serve diverse individuals, families and communities.

  Governors State University Department of Nursing

At Governors State University, we prepare nurse leaders who address the challenges of local, regional, national and global healthcare reform and continually draw upon a professional heritage of providing quality, holistic care and creating healing environments wherever they go.

Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing

Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University provides excellence in nursing education at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. MCN offers three paths to a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing – a traditional undergraduate program, and accelerated program, and an online RN to BSN program. Additionally, MCN offers two Master’s programs (Family Nurse Practitioner & Nursing Systems Administration), and two Doctoral programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice & Ph.D. in Nursing).

 Illinois Wesleyan University School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at Illinois Wesleyan extends the University’s liberal arts tradition to prepare exceptional thinkers, compassionate professionals and leaders for nursing and global health care.

Our nursing students have the opportunity to conduct collaborative research with nursing faculty, pursue internships in a chosen healthcare field, and – unusual for a nursing program – study abroad. Students are able to begin clinical experience in their sophomore year. They may choose to pursue a minor, including Hispanic Studies, Human Services Management, or Health.

 Lakeview College of Nursing  Lakeview College of Nursing

Lakeview College of Nursing has a proud tradition of preparing nurses for professional practice for 120 years. Additionally, the College is committed to our values of: Adaptability, Caring, Excellence, Integrity and Service. We take pride in creating a nurturing, caring environment for our students to adapt, learn, grow, and flourish in the evolving role of the professional nurse.

   Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Lewis faculty will work with you to develop a compassionate, holistic approach to patient care – it is about addressing physical symptoms while caring for the heart, mind and soul. You will become an expert practitioner and innovative leader who will transform practice in an increasingly complex healthcare system.

   Loyola University Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Loyola’s Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing provides a transformative education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition, preparing leaders in the health professions to enhance the health of persons, communities, and the larger global environment through the discovery, application, and dissemination of knowledge; and service with others. Faculty and administrators are engaged in a collaborative effort to recruit, retain, educate, and graduate health care professionals who contribute to the well-being of society. Loyola offers undergraduate (BSN, ABSN, and RN-to-BSN), masters (MSN), and doctoral programs (DNP and PhD) for the education of professional nurses; a graduate (MS) and internship program for professional dietitians; undergraduate programs in health systems management (BS) and exercise science (BS); and certificate programs for post-Baccalaureate and post-Masters nurses and other health professionals looking to advance their knowledge and skills in their practice areas or to expand their career options.

   MacMurray College Division of Nursing

With more than 30 years of educating nurses, MacMurray is well-known and respected by area medical facilities. Small class sizes and diverse clinical experience all add to the unique MacMurray nursing experience.

MacMurray’s program of study leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. It is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. Graduates of the program are prepared to take the national examination for licensure as a registered nurse (NCLEX-RN) and are prepared for ongoing graduate study for advanced nursing roles.

   McKendree University Division of Nursing

The mission of the Nursing Division is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to evolve their nursing practice. Students in the Nursing Division are prepared to apply the philosophies, theories, research and skills from the liberal arts, and the discipline of nursing to their own practice with a baccalaureate or masters degree. The nursing faculty at McKendree University believes several concepts are essential to the curriculum of the program. The concepts of individual, family and community health; education; nursing process; diversity; professional leadership and communication; ethics; and research-based practice are foundations of nursing higher education at McKendree University.

   Methodist College

At Methodist College, our goal is to provide you with a quality education in your chosen health care field. At the College the faculty emphasize best practices, clinical reasoning, artful delivery of culturally competent health care and lifelong learning.

   Millikin University School of Nursing

The nursing programs at Millikin University foster the development of women and men in a community of life-long learners who are able to envision and shape the future of health care and compose a personal life of meaning and value.

   North Park University School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Students in all of our programs benefit from partnerships with hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare organizations throughout Chicagoland. You’ll have the opportunity to experience a wide range of patient care scenarios as you practice your skills and discover the many career options available in the nursing field.

   Northern Illinois University School of Nursing

The NIU School of Nursing has been providing a quality education from dedicated, engaging and award-winning faculty since 1959. Earning your degree here means you will take with you the NIU School of Nursing’s reputation to every job interview, where employers will know they’re getting a nursing professional who is prepared to meet the challenges of today’s health care environment. We have programs designed to meet your needs whether you are new to the nursing profession or looking to earn a seat at the table of your current organization as a nurse leader in education or clinical practice.

 Olivet Nazarene University Department of Nursing

Olivet Nazarene University’s Department of Nursing continues its commitment to quality education and faculty. As the demand for nurses increases, Olivet graduates are entering the profession well-prepared for success.

   Resurrection University College of Nursing

At ResU, you matter – your education, your career, and your success. That’s why we offer a personal, practical education with small class sizes, technology that is remarkably advanced, and experience that is real-world. For many years, Resurrection University has been doing more to help prepare students for successful careers in healthcare. Today we offer Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate Degree programs in Nursing, Pre and Post- Licensure Bachelor’s Degree programs in Radiography, and a Bachelor’s Degree program in one of healthcare’s fastest growing fields – HIIM (Health Informatics and Information Management). Choose your path and learn how ResU can help you get the education you need for the career you desire.

 Rockford University Department of Nursing

Our mission in the Rockford University Nursing Department is to prepare registered professional nurses to provide quality nursing care to individuals, families, groups and communities with diverse health needs. In the tradition of Jane Addams, a Rockford University alumna and Nobel Peace Prize winner, nursing students are challenged to think critically, act compassionately, and engage with their wider community. They touch people’s lives inside and outside of the classroom with community-based learning projects.

 Rush University Medical Center College of Nursing

Rush University’s national reputation for clinical excellence helps make our graduates highly sought after by top health care employers around the country. Whether you graduate as a new nurse or are advancing your current practice with a doctorate, a degree from Rush prepares you to be a leader in the nursing profession.

Our mission is to educate a broadly diverse student body who will deliver exceptional health care, generate innovative knowledge, and provide transformative leadership to improve health outcomes for all populations.

 Saint Xavier University School of Nursing

Saint Xavier University School of Nursing (SON) was the first nursing mercy school in Illinois! Whether students are recent high school graduates, registered nurses or licensed practical nurses, SON has the right bachelor program for all! With the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) available in traditional or accelerated formats, students are able to achieve their degree at their own pace and experience level. The School of Nursing also provides excellent options for graduate students seeking a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree or post-master’s certificates.

 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing

The SIUE School of Nursing offers a diverse, vibrant, supportive environment.  Students learn excellence in nursing leadership through, innovative teaching, quality research, community service, and compassionate care in this diverse and complex world. Our fully accredited programs prepare students for a fast-paced, rapidly evolving career in health care at a time when the country is facing a nursing shortage. Surrounding hospitals and health care centers heavily recruit our nursing graduates due to their commitment to outstanding patient care.

   St. Anthony College of Nursing

Saint Anthony College of Nursing has a 100-plus year history of graduating competent and confident nurses.  We are a small, private college that fosters close relationships between students, faculty, staff and community health care providers.  Students may earn BSN, MSN, and DNP programs to advance their career within a caring and supportive environment.

   St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

For more than 100 years, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing has graduated some of the nation’s most compassionate and skilled nurse professionals. The college offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and post-graduate Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs. The College provides traditional and on-line learning opportunities. Located on the campus of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, the college achieves high graduation rates and low student-to-faculty ratios; places a priority on student financial aid; and provides quality clinical experiences in one of the nation’s largest Catholic healthcare facilities.

   St. John’s College

St. John’s College is a Catholic institution of higher education dedicated to providing quality nursing and professional health degrees and programs consistent with the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis’ tradition that fosters the learner’s spiritual, ethical, and professional development.

 Trinity Christian College of Nursing

The nursing department prepares generalists at the baccalaureate level for beginning practice in all areas of clinical nursing. Because classes are taught from a Christian perspective, the nursing program prepares academically and clinically excellent professional nurses to serve with care and compassion.

   Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences

At Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences our mission is to provide you with a quality education in your chosen health care field. At the College the faculty emphasize best practices, clinical reasoning, artful delivery of culturally competent health care and lifelong learning.

   University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

The mission of the UIC College of Nursing is to transform health, healthcare, and policy through knowledge generation and translation, and education of future leaders from diverse backgrounds.

 University of St. Francis Leach College of Nursing

The University of St. Francis Nursing programs are a great place to start your nursing career or continue to build professional knowledge. Nursing is one of the most flexible and satisfying careers you can choose. USF has educated three generations of caring and highly skilled nurses.

 Western Illinois University School of Nursing

Our present and future focus is to prepare nurses as excellent health care leaders for the state of Illinois and regional areas, particularly rural settings. The faculty are dedicated to teaching, research, and practice to ensure that each graduate can maximize his or her own career goals. We provide programs of the highest quality that are innovative using a variety of teaching/learning modalities.

Our vision to increase and advance the nursing workforce is exemplified by faculty and administrators devoted to academic excellence and supportive learning environments. In our nursing resource center, there are many computer simulation programs as well as simulators for students to practice new skills before entering the actual health care environment. Our approach to learning is student centered with students engaged in active learning.