Illinois State University
Illinois State University is located in Normal, Illinois and was founded in 1857. The Mennonite College of Nursing has a BSN program that extends over 4 semesters of full-time studies in traditional nursing. They also offer an accelerated second degree program and an online RN to BSN program. They offer various graduate programs as well. Their facilities include an extensive simulation lab that looks just like a real hospital, complete with four patient rooms, crash carts, a patient call system, a medication dispensing system, and a nurses station.
The college has a vibrant student community, with a nurses association as well as a specific group for men in nursing, providing extra support for a minority demographic in the nursing field. Students enrolling in the traditional program can do so annually in the fall. The RN to BSN program has spring and fall start options, and the accelerated program begins in May, and ends fifteen months later.
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Sources: The State Board of Nursing from Each State, U.S. Department of Education: College Scorecard, U.S. Department of Education – OPE, National Center for Education Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics