Illinois Graduate Nursing Schools with Master's and PhD Degree Programs

Illinois Graduate Nursing Schools with Master's and PhD Degree Programs

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing:

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing offers a wide array of opportunities for aspiring nurses, as well as for professionals in the nursing field who want to excel in their fields. The school focuses on education, theory, and practice, creating leaders who end up in high-level administrative and educational positions all across the world. The school is located in Chicago, which allows students to study in a vibrant and diverse urban environment. The school offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing program options.

Master of Science in Nursing:

This program is for students who already have backgrounds in nursing, though the school also offers options for undergraduate students who like to be on an accelerated track. The program begins with a further exploration of key nursing issues and concepts. Students take a number of courses in acute health care, mental health treatment, health education, and health and safety promotion. Students are asked to choose individual areas of study. Students must also perform clinical work that prepares them for their careers through experiential learning. Students who complete this program hold a number of different leadership positions and also go on to pursue PhD degrees.

Doctor of Nursing Practice:

This is an extremely advanced degree that allows nurses to become true leaders. It prepares them to not only make influential and crucial decisions in a clinical environment, but it also allows them to take administrative and research roles in the nursing industry. Students are asked to pick specific areas of study. They perform hours of clinical research and also use modern research methods and software. Students work closely with faculty to produce satisfactory dissertations that are defended before an academic panel.

Contact Information:

Address: UIC College of Nursing, 845 South Damen Avenue MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612

Phone Number: (312) 996-7800

Rush University College of Nursing:

This college is considered one of the most forward-thinking and innovative colleges in the country. Then school concentrates on giving its students an education that covers the most cutting-edge classroom learning, crossed with the most comprehensive clinical and field study. The program offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, and also offers low-residency programs for professionals who cannot leave their jobs to pursue higher education degrees.

Nursing Master's for Non-Nurses:

This program is for students who are not nurses, but who do have undergraduate degrees. The program focuses on training those who would like an understanding of clinical research and leadership in the nursing profession. Students will perform clinical research and will also perform research using software and conventional library methods. This program prepares students to become nursing leaders and administrators in a number of different health profession contexts, including in-patient and out-patient situations.

Contact Information:

Address: Rush University, 600 South Paulina St., Suite 440, Chicago, IL 60612

Phone Number: (312) 942-5000

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