Nursing, M.Sc. | Northern Illinois University | DeKalb, United States
18 months
873 USD/credit 17460 USD/year
504 USD/credit 10080 USD/year
504 USD/credit 10080 USD/year
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This Nursing program offered by Northern Illinois University 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.


Program Details

The Nursing program offered by Northern Illinois University has 4 specializations: 

  • Specialization as an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Specialization as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Specialization as an Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Specialization in Nursing Education

A minimum of five semesters is required for completion of the M.S. in nursing program. Study in the M.S. program may be full or part time. Graduates are prepared for the nurse educator role or for an advanced practice role as either a nurse practitioner or a clinical nurse specialist in a population-focused area. Students in the advanced practice specializations are qualified to take national examinations for certification as a family nurse practitioner, an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, or an adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist by completing the program for the specialization to which admitted.

All clinical requirements must be maintained as outlined in the Graduate Nursing Student Handbook.

The graduate faculty may determine that a student not continue in the master’s program in nursing for failure to maintain professional standards.

Graduate students finalize their plan of study in consultation with an assigned adviser. A maximum of 6 semester hours of credit may be transferred from another college or university.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • X-Ray Interpretation 
  • Suturing
  • Billing and Coding Processes 
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed a four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or one with equivalent recognition.
  • Achieved a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.00 scale, or the equivalent.
  • If you received a three-year degree awarded through the Bologna process in Europe or a three-year Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration awarded in India, you are eligible to apply (provided you are seeking admission to the MBA or OMIS program).
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Test scores (if required).
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (optional)
  • Additional materials required by your program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 873 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    10080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    10080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for DeKalb

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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