Nursing Student


Our mission in the Rockford University Nursing Department is to prepare registered professional nurses to provide quality nursing care to individuals, families, groups and communities with diverse health needs. In the tradition of Jane Addams, a Rockford University alumna and Nobel Peace Prize winner, nursing students are challenged to think critically, act compassionately, and engage with their wider community. They touch people’s lives inside and outside of the classroom with community-based learning projects.

If you are an individual with strong abilities in the sciences and the desire to have an impact on the health of our communities in new and creative ways, a nursing degree at Rockford University might be just what you are looking for.

Submit Your Application Today to Rockford University

If you are ready to take your career into your own hands and enter the workforce with the knowledge, skills, and experience to make a real impact in your community, contact Rockford University today for more information about our nursing program. Our Admissions Team is available by phone at (815) 226-4050 or by email at

Deciding to pursue a nursing degree empowers every student to choose their own career path. With a bachelor’s degree in nursing, you are more than a care provider. You are a patient advocate, an educator, and a difference-maker in your community.

Students who graduate from Rockford University with nursing degrees have the knowledge, preparation, and experience necessary to contribute to their field immediately. We go beyond the basics, providing a broad base of skills that can be practiced at every step of your nursing career.

If you have been admitted to Rockford University and are interested in nursing, apply to the nursing program today! * Please confirm you have been admitted to Rockford University before applying to the nursing program.

Career Opportunities

With a bachelor’s degree in nursing, you can develop the skills to do virtually anything and everything that relates to providing care. With a Rockford University nursing degree, you will have the capabilities to hold a position in any number of nursing fields:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical care
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Forensics
  • Neonatal
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatric care

Internship Opportunities

After completing a junior year at Rockford University, students in the nursing program can apply to a wide variety of internship opportunities. Our faculty can assist you in exploring and applying to opportunities at any number of healthcare settings:

  • Clinics
  • Community health agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Home healthcare agencies
  • Nursing homes

Student Involvement

At Rockford University, we believe in providing students a community in which they can learn, grow, and develop.

First and foremost, we encourage all nursing students to join the Nursing Student Organization or NSO. This organization brings together nursing students and others interested in a healthcare-based career to offer support and fellowship. They organize activities, community events, and educational opportunities that bring together a diverse student population.

Beyond the NSO, Rockford University also offers student organizations that encourage campus involvement. These groups turn the campus into a community and allow for the exchange of ideas and cultures across demographics.

About Our Nursing Faculty

The nursing faculty at Rockford University are nurses themselves, all of whom possess the skills and dedication to educate future members of the nursing community. These faculty members, though, are not just nurses. They are also authors, researchers, and leaders in their areas of specialty. Their depth of knowledge includes over a century of real-world nursing experiences, and their willingness to impart their learned lessons allows students to begin their career with a head start.

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