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Dean’s Message

 Derryl Block

Welcome to NIU’s School of Nursing. Our dedicated and award-winning faculty, along with our practicum partnerships with top healthcare providers across the state, have made our program a regional leader in nursing education. NIU’s nursing program has an excellent reputation with employers: our alumni are working in top healthcare facilities in the state and country.

As a nursing student here, you’ll learn from faculty who are engaged in important research in areas that include pain management practices, patient transfer devices, mental health patient rights, and innovative teaching methods in nursing education. You’ll attend classes in a state-of-the-art Human Patient Simulation Laboratory, which will prepare you to gain clinical experience with our over 230 healthcare partners.

We offer undergraduate and graduate programs leading to your B.S. and M.S. in nursing, as well as a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

I encourage you to explore our program details on this site and invite you to schedule a School of Nursing tour.

We hope to see you soon.

Derryl Block, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN

Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences


Contact Us

School of Nursing
1240 Normal Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115