Bachelor of Science - NIU - School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nursing

Nursing StudentsWidely respected as a leader in nursing education throughout the region and beyond, the NIU Nursing Program provides its diverse student body with a solid academic foundation of theory, clinical experience, and attention to personal growth.

  • The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing at Northern Illinois University is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (
  • Comprehensive program of study
  • High admission standards
  • Wide range of instructional and educational experiences
  • Full-time adviser to assist in planning course work that is integrated with the larger university system from admission to graduation
  • Solid academic and theoretical background
  • Full-time student success coordinator
  • Focused clinical experiences that provide over 500 clinical hours of experience with opportunities for an additional 160 to 460 clinical hours through summer internships.
  • Preparation for a leadership role
  • The NIU Nursing Program is recognized nationally for its high-quality nursing degree program at a cost significantly lower than that of comparable programs.
  • Special programs in assisting students to pass the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN)


For more information, please see our Admission Packet for the 'B.S. in Nursing' Degree