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Nurse Practitioner (NP) Programs in Illinois

According to the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, to become a nurse practitioner in Illinois you first must successfully complete a graduate program in a nurse practitioner practice specialty area appropriate for national certification. Upon graduation from a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife or nurse anesthetist graduate program you will need to take the national certification exam appropriate to your specialty area. You will also need to hold a current registered nursing license in Illinois.

Online MSN programs with specializations in advanced practice nursing are popular options for working nurses and those nurses that do not have a program with their desired specialty in a convenient location. These programs offer the same course content as campus based programs and clinical site options often in the student's local geography. Below you will find nursing program based in Illinois as well as online nursing programs along with contact information. You may also be interested in other MSN programs offered in Illinois.

According to the 2007 Illinois Nursing Workforce Survey Report, the most common annual salary range for advanced practice nurses in Illinois was between $65,000 and $85,000. The Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 salary survey found that nurse practitioners in Illinois earned an average annual salary of $81,934. These salaries will vary by specialty, geographic location, facility, experience and other factors.

Online Nurse Practitioner Programs Illinois

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies - Online

The Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies Graduate nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) accredits the certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs. These programs are enrolling now. Request information today.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner)

  • Click Here to request information from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Kaplan University

The Master's in Nursing online programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing, MS in Nursing - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics), Graduate Certificate - (Tracks: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Nurse Informatics)

  • Click Here to request information about the Kaplan University Nursing Programs.

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

  • Click Here for information about the Maryville University Online MSN programs.

University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing

The University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN - Nurse Midwifery online program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nurse Educator)

  • Click Here for information about the University of Cincinnati Online MSN programs.

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

  • Click Here for more information about the Frontier Nursing University distance education programs.

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

  • Click Here to request information from Graceland University.

Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

  • Click Here to request information about the Online DNP program.

Philadelphia University - Distance Education

The Midwifery Institute is accredited by the American Commission for Midwifery Education.

Programs Offered: MS Completion Program - Midwifery, MS in Disaster Medicine and Management, MS - Midwifery.

  • Click Here for information about the Philadelphia University's Online Master's in Disaster Medicine & Management Program.
  • Click Here for information about the Online MS - Midwifery Programs.

Schools Based in Illinois Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

Rush University - College of Nursing

Nursing students may be eligible to complete all or a portion of their clinical site requirements at a clinical site near their home. If not, there are a number of clinical sites in the Chicago area that faculty will assist in setting up for the student. The Rush University - College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Tracks: Acute Care NP, Acute/Chronic Care Pediatric NP, Adult NP, Adult/Gerontological NP, Anesthesia, Family NP, Gerontological NP, Neonatal NP, Pediatric NP, Psychiatric NP), Post-Master's certificates are offered for all ten NP tracks, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

  • Click Here to request information about Rush University College of Nursing.

DePaul University - Department of Nursing

The online RN to BSN is accredited by the CCNE.

Program Offered: RN to BSN, MSN (Tracks in: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, Nursing Education, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Health Systems Leadership, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner)

  • DePaul University, 1 E. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60604, PH: 312-362-8000

Governors State University

The online RN to BSN is accredited by the NLNAC. The MSN programs are also NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: Online RN to BSN, MSN - (Clinical Specialist in Adult Health or Nurse Administrator Tracks), DNP

  • Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois 60466-0975, PH: 708-534-5000

Millikin University - Division of Nursing

The RN to BSN and MSN programs are NLNAC accredited.

Program Offered: RN to BSN, MSN (Clinical Nurse Leader and Nurse Educator tracks)

  • School of Nursing - Millikin University, 1184 West Main Street, Decatur, Illinois 62522, PH: 217-424-6348

Northern Illinois University - School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Program Offered: RN to BSN, MSN (Adult Clinical nurse specialists, Adult nurse practitioners, Family nurse practitioners, Nurse educators tracks)

  • School of Nursing, 1240 Normal Road, DeKalb, IL 60115, PH: 815-753-1231

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - School of Nursing

Program Offered: RN to BSN, MSN (Tracks in: Health Care and Nursing Administration, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Educator, and Family Nurse Practitioner)

  • SIUE School of Nursing, Alumni Hall, Room 2117 Campus Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL 62026, PH: 618-650-3956

Loyola University Chicago Niehoff - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to MSN, MS in Nursing (Graduate Majors: Acute Care, Adult Health, Cardiac Health and Disease Management, Family Health, Health Systems Management, Oncology, Population-Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety (PICES)Women's Health)

  • Loyola University Chicago Niehoff - School of Nursing, Lake Shore Campus, 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626, PH: 773-508-3249

University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Nursing

Programs Offered: MS in Nursing (Concentrations in: Acute Care CNS, Acute Care NP, Adult NP, Adult/Geriatric NP, Geriatric CNS, Geriatric NP, Family NP, Mental Health CNS, Mental Health NP, Occupational Health/Advanced Community Health Nurse Specialist, Occupational Health/Family NP, School/Advanced Community Health Nurse Specialist, School/Family NP, Pediatric NP, Pediatric CNS, Perinatal CNS, Nurse Midwifery, Women's Health NP, Administrative Studies in Nursing, Advanced Community Health Nurse Specialist

  • UIC College of Nursing, 845 South Damen Avenue MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612, PH: 312-996-7800

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