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.
- 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).
- 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.
Earning your D.N.P. degree prepares you for nursing roles including:
- Nurse Practitioner: $110,930 median annual salary.
Nurse Educator: $73,503 average annual salary.
Nurse Administrator: $84,593 average annual salary.
Our online B.S. in Nursing to D.N.P. has the following admissions requirements:
- Current Illinois RN license.
A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of your bachelor’s program.
A professional goal statement.
Three professional letters of reference.
The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org)