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Bradley University

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and the Graduate School. Widely respected for our outstanding faculty and student-centered approach to learning, we’re able to provide the resources of a large university—but with the personalized attention of a small private college. With more than 77,000 alumni worldwide, we are full of promise to become one of the nation’s best comprehensive academic institutions. 

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Sacred Heart University

Distinguished by the personal attention it provides its students, Sacred Heart University (SHU) is recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art facilities. Situated in Fairfield, Connecticut, the main campus is ideally located one hour north of New York City and 2.5 hours south of Boston in proximity to world-class hospitals, nationally ranked elementary and secondary schools, a high concentration of Fortune 500 corporations and access to the employers in Connecticut's creative corridor. SHU also has international campuses in both Dingle, Ireland and the European business center of Luxembourg, along with a partner campus in Rome. SHU offers 34 graduate and doctoral programs residing within the AACSB-accredited Jack Welch College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, College of Nursing, Isabelle Farrington College of Education, and in the Schools of Computing and Communication & Media Arts.

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Duquesne University

Duquesne University, founded in 1878, offers online programs that combine rich academic tradition with the flexibility needed by adults. Network and learn with students who work in the corporate, government, military and nonprofit sectors.

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As a seasoned nurse practitioner, you do far more than care for the sick. You elevate the practice of patient-centered care and help transform the way healthcare is delivered. Now it’s time to gain the doctoral-level credentials that support the breadth of your abilities. Prepare to advance your expertise - and your career - with an online Doctor of Nursing Practice from Bradley University.

Choose the unique path that’s right for you:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice — Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)

The innovative curriculum of our 100% online DNP programs is designed to prepare you for the highest level of nursing practice, research and leadership. Plus, the lessons learned in your online courses and clinicals can be immediately applied to real-life patient care scenarios and nursing administration challenges. Depending on which track you choose, course topics can include:

  • Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • Healthcare Data Management
  • Planning, Decision Making and Performance Measurement
  • Principles of FNP Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing

Graduate with your DNP from a top-tier university like Bradley, and you can propel your future as a:

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Nursing director
  • Nurse manager
  • Healthcare director
  • Nursing care facility manager
  • Nurse executive
  • Nurse administrator

Additional Program Benefits:

  • Complete coursework 100% online with no campus residency requirements
  • Choose your site supervisor for local clinicals
  • Become eligible to sit for the ANCC certification exam
  • Earn a respected degree from a top-ranked nursing school


As a seasoned nurse practitioner, you do far more than care for the sick. You elevate the practice of patient-centered care and help transform the way healthcare is delivered. Now it’s time to gain the doctoral-level credentials that support the breadth of your abilities. Prepare to advance your expertise - and your career - with an online Doctor of Nursing Practice from Bradley University.

Choose the unique path that’s right for you:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice — Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)

The innovative curriculum of our 100% online DNP programs is designed to prepare you for the highest level of nursing practice, research and leadership. Plus, the lessons learned in your online courses and clinicals can be immediately applied to real-life patient care scenarios and nursing administration challenges. Depending on which track you choose, course topics can include:

  • Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • Healthcare Data Management
  • Planning, Decision Making and Performance Measurement
  • Principles of FNP Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing

Graduate with your DNP from a top-tier university like Bradley, and you can propel your future as a:

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Nursing director
  • Nurse manager
  • Healthcare director
  • Nursing care facility manager
  • Nurse executive
  • Nurse administrator

Additional Program Benefits:

  • Complete coursework 100% online with no campus residency requirements
  • Choose your site supervisor for local clinicals
  • Become eligible to sit for the ANCC certification exam
  • Earn a respected degree from a top-ranked nursing school


The growing shortage of family medicine doctors in the U.S. is driving demand for advanced practice nurses. That’s why now is an ideal time to broaden your scope of practice within the field. Gain the specialized credentials to provide care for patients of all ages; earn an online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Bradley University.

With our 100% online and ACEN-accredited FNP Certificate program, you can pursue one of today’s most satisfying and fast-growing career paths — all without having to put your life on hold.

Designed to prepare you for advanced practice with individuals and families throughout the life continuum, the innovative curriculum of our online FNP Certificate program can prepare you to diagnose illness, conduct exams and care for patients and families. Plus, the lessons learned in your online courses and clinicals can be immediately applied to real-life patient care scenarios. Courses include:

  • Principles of FNP Practice
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice

With an online FNP Certificate from a top-tier university like Bradley, you can propel your future as an advanced practice nurse within a wide variety of settings:

  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Health departments
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Private doctor’s offices
  • Primary care offices
  • Community clinics
  • Schools
  • Private homes

Additional Program Benefits:

  • Complete coursework 100% online with no campus residency requirements
  • Choose your site supervisor for local clinicals
  • Become eligible to sit for the ANCC certification exam
  • Earn a respected degree from a top-ranked, ACEN-accredited nursing school


Demand for preventive care continues to rise in the U.S. - especially now that millions of Americans have access to medical services through the Affordable Care Act. However, with primary care physicians in short supply, more and more individuals and families are turning to advanced practice nurses for treatment. How can you prepare to serve them? Broaden your scope of practice and operate with greater autonomy; earn your online MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Bradley University.

Our 100% online and ACEN-accredited BSN to MSN-FNP program gives you the flexibility to advance your expertise - and your career - without having to put your life on hold.

Designed to prepare you for advanced practice with individuals and families throughout the life continuum, the innovative curriculum of our online MSN-FNP program can prepare you to diagnose illness, conduct exams and care for patients and families. Plus, the lessons learned in your online courses and clinicals can be immediately applied to real-life nursing scenarios. Courses include:

  • Principles of FNP Practice
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Leadership in the Healthcare Delivery System
  • Health Informatics
  • Healthcare Policy

With an online MSN-FNP from a top-tier university like Bradley, you can propel your future as an advanced practice nurse and leader within a wide variety of settings:

  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Health departments
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Private doctor’s offices
  • Community clinics
  • Schools
  • Private homes

Additional Program Benefits:

  • Complete coursework 100% online with no campus residency requirements
  • Choose your site supervisor for local clinicals
  • Become eligible to sit for the ANCC certification exam
  • Earn a respected degree from a top-ranked, ACEN-accredited nursing school


The Clinical Nurse Leader specialization focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to fulfill this new and evolving role, such as evaluating patient outcomes, assessing risk, and coordinating with other health care professionals to ensure high quality care. The program prepares students to sit for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing CNL Certificate Exam. Even those students who are not interested in the CNL position can benefit from the integrated knowledge offered in this specialization.


The Nursing Education specialization is designed to complement your clinical experience with skills in teaching and learning. The curriculum is designed to provide you with an understanding of issues in nursing education, application of curriculum design and evaluation theory, and experience in the role of the faculty. Nurse educators are found in both schools of nursing along with hospitals and related healthcare organizations. This program prepares students to sit for the National League of Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Certification Exam.


This specialization prepares nurses to deliver personalized services to patients. Students learn how to improve patient care outcomes through patient referrals and evaluation of the healthcare system and its ability to meet patient needs. Students gain knowledge and clinical expertise in the case management and working in health maintenance organizations. Students will complete Practice Experience (PE), a Capstone Project and Practicum specific to specialty track.


This specialization prepares the professional registered nurse with additional knowledge and clinical expertise in Nursing Education that builds on a baccalaureate nursing education and practice. This specialization prepares the graduate to understand emerging trends and roles in nursing education in both the academic and healthcare environments. Tenure, promotion, governance, academic freedom and ethical concerns will be emphasized.


This specialization prepares the professional registered nurse to use data from healthcare agencies and institutions to improve patient outcomes. Students explore theoretical underpinnings of this specialization and how it impacts the healthcare environment. Graduates of this specialization will be prepared to analyze clinical and financial information, process and report acquired data.
 


This specialization prepares professional registered nurses to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired through a variety of experiences as nurse leaders/administrators in a healthcare environment. This specialization emphasizes the emerging trends in healthcare and the world health systems, developmental and accrediting trends within healthcare institutions, and government and political influence on the provision of healthcare.


Graduates of this program are prepared to transform practice, lead and engage in practical, clinically focused scholarship and research. The Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing practice degree is a clinical doctorate requiring the completion of a scholarly project focusing on clinical nursing practice. Graduates will be experts in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating healthcare delivery systems and will be prepared to lead at the highest clinical and executive ranks.


Coursework in the Family Nurse Practitioner specialization prepares nurses for an advanced practice role that focuses providing primary care to patients of all ages. Students learn to perform physical examinations and health assessments to diagnose and treat common diseases and injuries. This specialization prepares students pass national certification examinations from the American Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.


Duquesne University is committed to the effective use of educational technologies to enrich student learning and to enhance teaching. The educational technology tool used at Duquesne is the Blackboard learning system. Most online courses are asynchronous, or designed so that students can complete their work anytime and anywhere via Internet access. Some classes may contain a synchronous component, which requires participation in a scheduled online chat session or a phone conference.

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree enables the graduates to transform the health care delivery system and design new systems to improve the context in which health care is offered. Nurses prepared at the DNP level will function from a strong evidence based foundation, effectively assessing health care policy, organizational effectiveness, and economic trends in health care to design new models for patient care services. The practice doctorate is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice, and offers an alternative to research focused doctoral programs.


The RN to BSN Completion Program builds upon the foundation of previous nursing education at the associate degree level to enhance the theoretical concepts of the science of nursing. The RN to BSN Completion Program is evidence-based and developed according to best practices using the following professional standards: National League for Nursing Competencies for graduates of baccalaureate education; Quality and Safety in Education for Nursing Competencies; and American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials of Baccalaureate Education. The program incorporates both didactic and practice experiences in the curriculum with the practice experiences using both direct human interface and indirect learning situations that allow the student to apply concepts in the course to clinical scenarios in a simulated environment. Graduates are prepared to function as nurse generalists in a variety of healthcare settings. All students are required to complete a capstone project in a clinical setting.


Take your career to the next level with the 100% online RN to MSN Bridge Program Option. This program option gives you the opportunity to earn 25 credits in undergraduate coursework in preparation for Grantham’s Master of Science in Nursing specialization tracks. The Bridge option is only available to RNs with an associate degree in Nursing (ADN/ASN/AAS).


The Nursing Management & Executive Leadership specialization is designed to prepare you for nursing leadership positions involving administrative responsibility. You'll learn how to use business and information management, integration of finances, and program evaluation as tools to provide effective and efficient care.

The Nursing Management & Executive Leadership specialization is designed to prepare you for nursing leadership positions involving administrative responsibility. You'll learn how to use business and information management, integration of finances, and program evaluation as tools to provide effective and efficient care.Due to state regulations, Sacred Heart University’s online programs are no longer accepting applications from residents of the following states: Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon. (Italics)Our mission is to train top tier clinicians. Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected because we believe nursing goes beyond science. SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the United States in part because of our humanistic core principles. Small rigorous classes and interactive personal attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.
 
The specialization is designed to prepare you for nursing leadership positions involving administrative responsibility. You'll learn how to use business and information management, integration of finances, and program evaluation as tools to provide effective and efficient care.
 
Due to state regulations, Sacred Heart University’s online programs are no longer accepting applications from residents of the following states: Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon. (Italics)


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.

FAST FACTS:

  • 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).

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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.

CAREERS:

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.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Our online B.S. in Nursing to D.N.P. has the following admissions requirements:

  • Current Illinois RN license.
    Official transcripts.
    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.


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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

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).

CAREERS:
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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Our online D.N.P. has the following admission requirements. Depending on your pathway, additional requirements may be needed:

  • Completed application.
    Official transcripts.
    A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 in a master’s degree program in nursing.
    Current Illinois RN license.
    A professional goal statement.
    Three professional letters of reference.
    A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.
    Preceptor-verified clinical hours in an M.S. program.


M.S. in Nursing (M.S.) - Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization

With your online M.S. in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.) from Northern Illinois University, you’ll gain the advanced clinical care skills to take advantage of major growth areas in the field of nursing.

You’ll gain more independence in your practice, and attain the skills to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exam.

FAST FACTS:

  • Credits Required: 50 credit hours.
    Cost Per Credit Hour: $700 per credit hour.
    Time to Completion: Full-time students can complete their degree in as few as 2 ½ years. The maximum time to completion is six years.
    Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
    Certifications: Family Nurse Practitioner students are prepared to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exams.

CAREERS

The F.N.P. role is vital to the health care system to balance quality care and cost against increased health care demands. In 2017, F.N.P.s earned an average annual salary of $110,930, with employment opportunities projected to grow 31 percent through 2026.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Our online M.S. in Nursing has the following admissions requirements:

  • 3.0 minimum GPA.
    A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.
    Official transcripts.
    Written goal statement.
    Three professional letters of reference.


With Northern Illinois University's online M.S. in Nursing - Nurse Educator program, you'll gain advanced nursing skills to take advantage of major growth areas in the field of nursing.
 
You will learn to help other nursing professionals gain additional skills and make an impact on overall patient care. With your M.S. in Nursing - Nursing Education specialization, you’ll graduate ready to teach associate- or bachelor-level programs, as well as educate nurses within hospitals and health care systems.

FAST FACTS:

  • Credits Required: 41 credit hours.
    Cost Per Credit Hour: $650 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 six years.
    Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

CAREERS:

These skills also put you in high demand. Between 2016 and 2017, U.S. nursing schools turned away 64,067 qualified applicants, due in part to a lack of faculty to teach them.1 As a nurse educator, you could earn an average annual salary of $73,503.2

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

Our online M.S. in Nursing has the following admissions requirements:

  • 3.0 minimum GPA.
    A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.
    Official transcripts.
    Written goal statement.
    Three professional letters of reference.
    At least 2,000 hours of clinical practice experience in a specialty area within the three years prior to admission.