Loyola University Chicago consistently ranks among the top universities in the nation.

Fast Forward to Tomorrow.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree, no matter the field of study, our second-degree Accelerated BSN program in Maywood or Downers Grove, Illinois, can fast-track you into the nursing profession. 

 As a Loyola ABSN student, you can expect to:

  • Earn a BSN that consistently results in high first-time NCLEX-RN® pass rates.
  • Complete fundamental nursing courses online or in the classroom.
  • Learn competent nursing skills within the context of Jesuit, Catholic values.
  • Gain real-world clinical experience at top health-care facilities in the Chicago area.
  • Graduate in 16 months prepared to practice in diverse areas of patient care.

Receive an accredited education that prepares you to provide quality, compassionate, and ethical care to patients from all walks of life.

Westlake Nursing Scholarship

If you are living or working in the healthcare field in West Suburban Cook County, you may be eligible to apply for a Westlake Nursing Scholarship. The Westlake Nursing Fund provides up to $20,000 tuition funding annually. Ask your enrollment advisor for more information.


Enroll for a January or August start date in Downers Grove or Maywood.


Complete four, full-time semesters of rigorous professional nursing study.


Participate in a respected program that meets CCNE accreditation standards.


Attend the largest Jesuit, Catholic university in the country.

Ready, Set, Practice!

Our 2016 ABSN graduates had a first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate of 93.98%. Once you pass the nurse licensure exam, you’ll officially be an RN ready to pursue any number of job opportunities. 

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