Olivet Nazarene University Nursing School Review

Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) is a private, four-year university based in the suburb of Bourbonnais, Illinois. The university enrolls over 4,000 students and is affiliated with the Nazarene denomination of the Christian faith. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Olivet Nazarene University was founded in 1907, and today has campuses in Rockford, Illinois; in the area outlying Chicago and in Hong Kong.

Nursing Degree Programs

Nursing programs at ONU focus on preparing nurses for beginning leadership roles and for serving patients according to the tenets of the Christian faith. The nursing degree programs at the University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). All nursing courses are delivered in the cohort model, with students entering the nursing program and graduating together. Students can earn BSN and MSN qualifications and a certificate through Olivet Nazarene University nursing programs.

Olivet Nazarene University Undergraduate Nursing Programs

BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

The BSN program at ONU offers the opportunity for nurses to serve and gain experience in a variety of healthcare settings. Nurses can take part in international mission trips and complete clinical practice in a range of specialties including pediatrics, obstetrics and mental health. The BSN program is an RN to BSN program (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program for students holding an RN license who desire to complete their bachelor’s degree. The BSN program may be completed in 21 months. Admission requirements to the program include graduation from an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) or diploma nursing program and a current and valid RN license. The program is a hybrid program, with courses offers both online and in-person.

Olivet Nazarene University Graduate Nursing Programs

MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)

The MSN program at ONU is designed for nurses seeking additional education and advanced career opportunities. The accelerated MSN program may be completed in just 18 months and requires 34 credit hours. Students can choose from two tracks, an Educator or Leader/Manager specialization with their MSN degree. Admission requirements include a BSN and a current RN license.

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (MSNF)

Nurses may earn an advanced practice MSN specialization as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Upon completion of the program, nurses may take the certification exam for FNPs. The course is 25 months (41 credit hours) and completion of coursework culminates in a 500 hour clinical practicum experience. The FNP program is a blend of nursing theory and research.

Olivet Nazarene University Nursing Certificate Programs

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (FNPC)

The FNPC program is designed for nurses with an MSN who would like to obtain a Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (FNPC). The program and model is the same as that of the MSN FNP program, with nursing courses being delivered both online and in-person. Students may also take the FNP certification exam upon completion of the course. The FNPC program is accelerated and may be completed in as little as 13 months.

Olivet Nazarene University
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2345

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