Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Frequently Asked Questions

Loyola’s Online RN-to-BSN Program: Quality Education Online

The online BSN program at Loyola University Chicago's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing offers top-quality professional education. If you have an associate degree in nursing (ADN) from a recognized institution, you have the opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in a minimum of three semesters online. No time is wasted on traveling, geographical limitations restricting school choice, or having to take a leave of absence from work. 

Going back to school can be an intimidating experience, especially if students have taken a break for a number of years to gain work experience or on account of financial commitments. Loyola’s online BSN program is designed specifically for working professional nurses seeking to expand their skill set. Students will not have to repeat courses they have already completed; we recognize previous education and professional development by accepting transfer credits. Enroll anytime during the year. We also have a financial aid program to help with tuition costs.

The RN-to-BSN program does not have any specific course prerequisite requirements before admission. Applicants do need to hold a current RN license. Students may transfer in core requirement courses. Once admitted, RN-to-BSN students are responsible for completing university core requirements at Loyola. See the RN-BSN Curriculum for more information.

Minimum of three semesters.  The program does offer both full-time and part-time tracks.

No, courses are offered asynchronously.

Online electives courses are offered for students needing additional credits throughout the program.

You are part of a community of students who participate in regular discussions
You actively learn when it is convenient for you
You have opportunities to take time to process information
Your connection to peers and faculty is centralized in course system.

No, the program is 100% online.

We welcome all online students to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Online RN-to-BSN in a Student-Centered Environment

Our online BSN program upholds high standards of professional education. Qualified and experienced teachers deliver a creative curriculum that encourages interactive learning. We build interest, enhance leadership qualities, and enhance your healthcare knowledge and skills. Our student-centered environment focuses on making you confident and comfortable about your professional capabilities.

Loyola's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing was the first accredited collegiate nursing school in Illinois in 1935. Join our online BSN program and become part of over 10,000 alumni who are well-recognized across the nation.

If you have questions about the program, application requirements, or would like a transfer credit evaluation, contact Shannon Yeager at syeager1@luc.edu, or call 312.915.8859 to schedule a phone appointment.