WIU's online nursing program named among most affordable in the country
Western Illinois University's nursing program has been named one of the most affordable online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees in the United States by College Choice.
WIU's program ranks fifth on the list of the top 20 most affordable programs.
"Our programs are not only affordable, but are all online, so they are convenient with faculty used to working with students at a distance," WIU School of Nursing Director P. Lea Monahan said in a press release.
The RN-BSN program at WIU transformed into an online-only format in 2014 to accommodate the schedules of working nurses and those who would like to advance their education.
The school's nursing program began in 2008 and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The program recently gained 10-year accreditation by the CCNE.
The nursing department so far has a 100-percent job placement rate after graduation. Ninety percent of the students that take the National Council Licensure Exam have passed.
College Choice also named WIU a 2016 Best Midwestern Regional University and called the WIU School of Nursing as a 2016 Best Online RN to BSN Degree Program.
To view the complete list of rankings of nursing programs, visit collegechoice.net/rankings/cheapest-bachelors-in-nursing/.