Nursing is a licensed profession with nurses practicing according to state-specific provisions outlined in the Nursing Practice Act, Illinois Compiled Statutes (225 ILCS 65/) Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act.

Graduates of Rockford University BSN program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). This is a computer-adapted examination and may be taken at testing centers in Illinois and across the United States. Passage of this examination will allow the graduate to begin practicing as a registered nurse.

All applicants to Rockford University are hereby notified that the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation may refuse to issue a license for specific reasons related to moral turpitude, intemperate use of alcohol or drugs, or conviction of a crime (See State of Illinois Nursing Practice Act). Completion of the BSN degree does not guarantee eligibility to be licensed in the state of Illinois.

Rockford University Department of Nursing is approved by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.(ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 | Atlanta, Georgia  30326 P.(404) 975 5000 | F. (404) 975-5020