BSN Program Information Session Scheduled for March 21

FREEPORT (WIFR) — Registered nurses interested in working toward their bachelor’s degree in nursing are invited to attend a special information session March 21 at FHN.

“Nurses who would like to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree can attend classes offered here in Freeport through this special program,” said FHN Learning and Development Specialist Roxie Blackbourn.

Lewis University, based in Romeoville, Ill., and FHN have coordinated an RN-BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) curriculum which allows students to work while they attend classes. Instructors from Lewis University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Arts and Sciences hold classes on-site at FHN in Freeport.

The program is open to any student interested in a baccalaureate nursing degree; employment at FHN is not required.
Linda Elsik, MS, RN, an assistant professor at Lewis University and the director of the college’s RN-BSN program, will be on hand March 21 to present an information session on choosing the right program. Topics she’ll cover include program formats; commitment; academics vs. continuing education and financial aid.

The program Lewis University offers at FHN is the only satellite RN-BSN program in northwestern Illinois, and offers classes in a blended format, using online and face-to-face sessions.

The information session on the program will be held Thursday, March 21 at FHN Memorial Hospital. To register for the information session, visit or contact Roxie Blackbourn at 815-599-6336 or

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