The Path to a better future is right in front of you
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, IL 60115
Online MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice
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 includes 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.
Credits Required: 35 credit hours.
Cost Per Credit Hour: $720 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 10 years.
Program Modality: All courses are taught 100 percent online.
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
No matter which path you choose — leadership, education or advanced practice — nursing employment is on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, advanced practice nurses make a median annual salary of $110,930, with a job outlook that is projected to grow 31 percent from 2016 to 2026.1
Our online D.N.P. has the following admission requirements. Depending on your pathway, additional requirements may be needed:
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Small Suburb
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999