Program Benefits

Quality Education

Students enrolled in the RN to BSN online program offered by the University of Illinois at Chicago receive the same high-quality education as students in the traditional classroom setting, including information-rich course content, personalized attention, access to educational resources, library services and a network of faculty, staff and other students who take pride in education.

High-Caliber Classmates

UIC’s highly-ranked program ensures that you will be studying with actively engaged students who share your commitment to learning, growing, and becoming a leader in nursing. You will join fellow students on discussion boards, multimedia and other collaborative sessions to achieve common goals and course outcomes. You’ll bond with your classmates in a positive learning atmosphere, sharing stories, tips and resources, while supporting and encouraging each other throughout the program.


After you apply and are accepted to the RN to BSN online program, you will be assigned an advisor. You will work with this advisor from admission to registration to financial aid, schedule changes and career counseling…all the way to graduation.

Online Learning

You will have access to extensive student resources specific to your program when you enroll to help you succeed in your online learning experience.

About the 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. Our vision is to be a preeminent leader in advancing global health and nursing.

The RN-BSN degree completion program is entirely online, and your degree will be conferred by the College of Nursing. There is no differentiation between degrees earned online and those earned on campus.

Read more about the College’s history, accreditation, and diversity/inclusion and award-winning faculty.

University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA)

As a student of the University of Illinois at Chicago, you can become a member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA) upon graduation. Even while you are a student, the UIAA provides a Collegiate Member program for enrolled students that includes access to an online alumni directory and career services.

The UIAA boasts the largest alumni base of any state university system in the nation – more than a half million strong. This means ample networking opportunities for you as a UIC student or graduate. The online directory gives you access to more than 40,000 alumni with whom you can network. Ask questions, get advice and take advantage of the experience of other University of Illinois alumni (Urbana-Champaign, Springfield or Chicago).

More information about membership benefits and alumni events in your area may be found online at