B.S. in Nursing

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Our bachelor of science in nursing degree program provides our diverse student body with a solid academic foundation that includes theory, clinical experience and attention to personal growth. The program prepares you for a career as a nursing generalist – focused on being a provider and manager/coordinator of care.

As a nursing generalist you’ll be qualified for direct and indirect patient care, which includes individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. Our program gives you the nursing knowledge, theory and research necessary to become a successful nurse.

Our program includes dedicated faculty who are committed to student success and reputation in nursing education that sets our graduates apart from others. Graduates of the B.S. in nursing degree program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN.

Some highlights of the program include:

  • An NCLEX first-time pass rate that exceeds the state and national average
  • A robust Student Success Program that helps students meet program demands
  • Over $130,000 in student scholarships awarded to nursing students each year
  • A dedicated advisor for undergraduate students
  • A wide range of clinical experiences with over 230 regional healthcare partners

Ready to apply? Please see our admission packet.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Northern Illinois University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation)

Contact Us

School of Nursing
1240 Normal Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1231
nursing@niu.edu