Nursing

Program Summary

The Master of Science in nursing is an accredited program that prepares you for advanced practice or a nursing education role. This program moves you beyond the R.N. by building upon your current leadership skills in patient care to prepare you for national certification exams, to teach at the baccalaureate or associate’s degree level or for advanced roles as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Health and Human Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.S. in Nursing

Program Requires GRE: No

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S.
Fall May 1 August 15
Spring October 1 December 13

Early applications are strongly encouraged. 

Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for fall 2021 for the MS-FNP program as our seats are full. The priority deadline to apply for spring 2022 is October 1st. We are still accepting fall 2021 applications for the BS-DNP with FNP specialization program and the post-master's DNP program.

Contact Us

School of Nursing
1240 Normal Rd
Program website
niuonline@niu.edu
815-496-8000

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