FHN, UW-Oshkosh Partner to Offer Accelerated Online BSN Program

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — FHN is partnering with University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh to offer its Accelerated Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to area Illinois residents. This innovative option allows individuals who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in another field and have met rigorous admission criteria to earn a BSN in 12 months.

Theory courses are offered online while clinical rotations are completed at FHN, mentored one-on-one by nurse preceptors and secured by clinical coordinators.

Courses in the accelerated program are completed at a rate of one credit hour per week with few days off throughout the year. The program’s National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) first-attempt pass rates consistently exceed the national average, and graduates of the program are well-prepared to assume the role of a professional nurse.

For general information about the UW Oshkosh Accelerated Online BSN program, visit https://uwosh.edu/con/undergraduate/accelerated-bsn/ or contact an FHN representative at the Center of Innovative Learning (COIL) at coil@fhn.org or 815-599-6707 or 815-599-6890.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 20 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational health services, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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