1240 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115 Phone: (815) 753-1231 Email:
Northern's RN-BS Degree is designed to meet the needs of the registered nurse who wishes to complete a bachelor degree as a preparation for career advancement. NIU’s degree is distinguished by its flexibility, affordability, and quality. Most of the nursing courses are available online and face to face courses are held at a number of convenient locations throughout the region.
Our BS degree with a major in nursing prepares registered nurses like you for leadership roles in the total spectrum of health care agencies and settings. Our graduates are skilled in utilizing the knowledge of the physical and social sciences as integral aspects of nursing and are prepared to enter graduate programs that will further increase their nursing competencies and skills.
Up to 33 credits are given to RN-BS students for coursework completed in their previous nursing education, most often a ADN program
As a public institution, NIU works hard to keep its tuition rates among the lowest in the region allowing work-related tuition reimbursement plans to go further.
Only 28 credits in coursework is required from NIU. All other degree requirements can be met with community college coursework. Your NIU nursing academic advisor will help you identify which courses to take.