Advance your nursing career with a Master's degree

Earn your MSN degree through a qualified nursing program


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Illinois MSN Degree Programs

Browse our free directory of MSN programs to find the nursing program that is right for you. Advanced nursing degree programs are available and can be completed in two years or less. An MSN degree will enable you to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. Many employers offer financial assistance to employees to help cover the costs of attending a masters degree program.


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Choosing the right kind of MSN program will depend on your starting point (if you are a registered nurse, if you have a Bachelor's degree, Associate's degree, etc). You can learn more about the various program types below to help determine which one best suits your situation.



The direct-entry MSN program give students with their Bachelor's degree an opportunity to begin taking Master's level courses in the core nursing curriculum as well as general education. These programs are usually completed along the same time line as other Master's programs, about two years.



The RN to MSN bridge program builds upon the foundation of knowledge that the RN holds and brings their education up to a Master's level. Many RN-MSN programs require that incoming students have already completed their Bachelor's degree.



Accelerated RN to MSN programs are very similar but encourage quick completion by offering intense class schedules and exam deadlines. Accelerated nursing programs are geared towards working nurses who want to advance their education in a short period of time. This programs work well for those who wish to take on fewer loans to cover their living expenses while they are in school.



Online MSN programs give students the opportunity to complete their Master's degree in nursing from the comfort of their own home. Many online schools now offer MSN programs and these provide a greater degree of flexibility than typical classroom learning. The online MSN programs are also ideal for students who live in rural areas and don't have easy access to local colleges or universities.



MSN Programs in Illinois (IL)

Earn your Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree in Illinois and advance your nursing career in a short period of time.

You can apply your education to different fields outside of nursing. You can also choose to specialize in one specific type of nursing, such
as pediatrics, forensics or psychiatry.

Nurses with advanced degrees have a wider selection of job opportunities and command higher average salaries.

Give yourself more options for the future by increasing your marketability to health care employers. The health care industry is expected
to continue to grow at a rapid pace.

List of Schools in Illinois
That Offer CCNE Accredited Masters in Nursing Programs

Complete list of colleges and universities in Illinois with accredited MSN programs:

Benedictine University
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL
(630) 829-6000
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
Quincy, IL
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

DePaul University
2135 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL
(773) 325-7999
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Elmhurst College
180 W Park Ave
Elmhurst, IL
(630) 279-0227
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Illinois State University
Corner Of Gregory & Adelaide Sts
Normal, IL
(309) 438-8065
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Lewis University
9634 S Roberts Rd
Romeoville, IL
(708) 233-9768
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Loyola University Chicago
6525 N Sheridan Rd, Ste 1
Maywood, IL
(773) 274-3000
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

McKendree University
166 Cranston Ct
Lebanon, IL
(630) 790-3050
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Millikin University
1184 W Main St
Decatur, IL
(217) 424-6211
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

North Park University
Chicago, IL
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Northern Illinois University
W Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL
(815) 753-1000
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Resurrection University
Oak Park, IL
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Rush University
Chicago, IL
MSN Degree
DNP Degree

Saint Anthony College of Nursing
5658 E State St
Rockford, IL
(815) 395-5091
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Saint Xavier University
3700 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL
(773) 239-4421
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL
BSN Degree
MSN Degree

University of Illinois at Chicago
818 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL
(312) 355-6300
BSN Degree
MSN Degree
DNP Degree

University of St. Francis
Joliet, IL
BSN Degree
MSN Degree
DNP Degree

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Find Online MSN Programs at
Accredited Online Colleges

Request more information about online MSN programs from these
top online schools:

Kaplan University Online
Grand Canyon University
Walden University Online

Directory of Accredited MSN Programs