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BSc

Northern Illinois University Online

Secure accelerated career growth with your Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In 2017, 86 percent of employers stated a preference for nurses with a bachelor's degree, and n ... [+]

RN to B.S. in Nursing

Secure accelerated career growth with your Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In 2017, 86 percent of employers stated a preference for nurses with a bachelor’s degree, and nearly 50 percent required it.1 Prepare to take advantage of those opportunities.

Through just 11 courses, our RN to B.S. in Nursing will provide you with advanced patient care and critical thinking skills to enhance your career.

Fast Facts Credits Required: 28 credit hours. Cost Per Credit Hour: $348 per credit hour. Time to Completion: Full-time students can complete their degree in as few as 12 months. The maximum time to completion is five years. Program Modality: All courses are taught 100 percent online. Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Practicum Requirement: Practicums are leadership or population-focused, and provide experience with specific groups to enhance your previous RN work experience. The practicum experience can be completed in your local area including your place of employment. We also assist you with practicum placements. Program Highlights CCNE-Accredited Program: Giving you full confidence that what you’re learning meets the highest standards in advanced nursing education. Hands-on Experience: Apply your knowledge immediately with a practicum at a health care facility near you. Practicum Placement: We provide assistance with practicum placements in your community, so you can provide care to specific populations that enhance your previous RN work experience. Experienced, Invested Faculty: Our distinguished faculty combine years of industry expertise with personal attention and community relationships to ensure you meet your academic... [-]
USA DeKalb
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
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Northern Illinois University Online

Accelerate your nursing career with our online B.S. in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program at Northern Illinois University. You'll gain expertise in a ... [+]

B.S. in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Save time and money by diving right into earning your D.N.P. at Northern Illinois University. Through this practice-based program, you’ll gain the hands-on experience and expertise to lead in specialized advanced nursing practice and research. Learn to formulate and implement patient care plans, applying credible research findings to innovate and enhance care.

Fast Facts Credits Required: 76 credit hours. Cost Per Credit Hour: $720 per credit hour. Time to Completion: Full-time students can complete their degree in as few as four years. The maximum time to completion is 10 years. Program Modality: Coursework is online and the program has occasional, prearranged campus meetings. Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Program Highlights Hands-on Experience: Apply your knowledge immediately with an in-person practicum at a health care facility near you. Having trouble finding one? We can help place you. Fast-track Your Career: Skipping the master’s degree and earning your D.N.P. can save you time and earn you up to $9,000 more annually than those in similar positions with a master’s degree.1 Careers ... [-]
USA DeKalb
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 10 years
Online
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Bachelor

Northern Illinois University Online

The health care industry needs nurses with up-to-date education at every level. Fifteen percent of employment growth is projected for registered nurses through 20261, and ... [+]

Online Nursing Degrees at Northern Illinois University Courses Taught 100 Percent Online

The health care industry needs nurses with up-to-date education at every level. Fifteen percent of employment growth is projected for registered nurses through 20261, and a national deficit of nearly 1 million RN jobs is forecast by 2030.2

Whether you’re aiming to advance your clinical skills or become a nurse educator, administrator or researcher, Northern Illinois University’s online nursing programs can prepare you to meet this demand, keep your education current and find the role you seek.

Earn your degree online in one of our four undergraduate or graduate CCNE-accredited programs for a rewarding, lifelong career.... [-]

USA DeKalb
September 2019
English
Part-time
2 - 6 years
Online
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MSc

Northern Illinois University Online

Prepare to provide even better patient care and take your career to the next step. Northern Illinois University's online, CCNE-accredited M.S. in Nursing to Doctor of Nur ... [+]

Prepare to provide even better patient care and take your career to the next step. Northern Illinois University’s online, CCNE-accredited M.S. in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (M.S. in Nursing to D.N.P.) program prepares you to take on roles in advanced nursing practice, health care leadership, administration, research, and education.

For registered nurses, this D.N.P. evidence-focused curriculum consists of 35 credits which include an individualized practicum experience. You’ll learn new approaches to care delivery and advanced knowledge on clinical judgment, systems thinking and accountability, as well as how to formulate and implement patient care plans that improve health outcomes and ensure patient safety.... [-]

USA DeKalb
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 10 years
Online
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Northern Illinois University Online

With your online M.S. in Nursing from Northern Illinois University, you'll gain advanced clinical care skills to take advantage of major growth areas in the field of nurs ... [+]

M.S. in Nursing (M.S.) - Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization

With your online M.S. in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) from Northern Illinois University, you’ll gain the advanced clinical care skills to take advantage of major growth areas in the field of nursing.

You’ll gain more independence in your practice, and attain the skills to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exam.

Fast Facts Credits Required: 50 credit hours. Cost Per Credit Hour: $700 per credit hour. Time to Completion: Full-time students can complete their degree in as few as 2 ½ years. The maximum time to completion is six years. Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Certifications: Family Nurse Practitioner students are prepared to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exams. Careers ... [-]
USA DeKalb
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
30 - 72 months
Online
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Northern Illinois University Online

You will learn to help other nursing professionals gain additional skills and make an impact on overall patient care. With your M.S. in Nursing-Nursing Education speciali ... [+]

With Northern Illinois University's online M.S. in Nursing - Nurse Educator program, you'll gain advanced nursing skills to take advantage of major growth areas in the field of nursing.

You will learn to help other nursing professionals gain additional skills and make an impact on overall patient care. With your M.S. in Nursing-Nursing Education specialization, you’ll graduate ready to teach associate- or bachelor-level programs, as well as educate nurses within hospitals and health care systems.

Fast Facts Credits Required: 41 credit hours. Cost Per Credit Hour: $650 per credit hour. Time to Completion: Full-time students can complete their degree in as few as two years. The maximum time to completion is six years. Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Careers ... [-]
USA DeKalb
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
Online
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Master

Northern Illinois University Online

In the MPH Health Services Management Specialization, you will explore the many aspects of health services management to successfully run a health care facility, such as ... [+]

Health Services Management Specialization

Health service managers have an average salary of $98,350, and the expected job-growth rate is 20 percent between 2016 and 2026.10 In this specialization, you explore the many aspects of health services management to successfully run a health care facility, such as costs, quality, accessibility, delivery, organization, financing, human resources, and health economics.

When you take the elective Principles of Long-term Care Administration in this specialization, you're qualified to sit for the Illinois Nursing Home Administrator License exam and to fill roles such as program manager or director, health administrator and health care business manager.... [-]

USA DeKalb
January 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Online
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Northern Illinois University Online

Our online Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and was ranked 28th in a list of the 50 best online M.P.H. ... [+]

The online Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and was ranked 28th in a list of the 50 best online M.P.H. degrees in the country. All graduates of the M.P.H. program qualify to sit for the Certified Public Health (CPH) exam and may also qualify for the Certification in Health Education Specialist Exam or the Illinois Nursing Home Administrator License exam.

You'll be ready to take on career roles in local, state, federal and tribal health departments, corporate and hospital wellness programs, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and more.

Health Promotion Specialization

The health promotion field is expected to expand by 16 percent between 2016 and 2026. Learning in the only online Health Promotion specialization in Illinois, you’re expertly prepared to help people and communities choose a healthier lifestyle and prevent diseases as you master the skills to design, conduct and evaluate health promotion educational programs and policies.... [-]

USA DeKalb
January 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Online
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