Career Outlook

This degree is in demand. Both the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing call for advanced practice nurses to hold a DNP degree. By 2025, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) has committed to moving all entry-level nurse practitioner education to the DNP.

As an NIU student, you'll benefit from the resources and connections provided by the NIU Alumni Association and Career Services. You'll also benefit from our strong network of industry partnerships.

Our graduates excel in a variety of roles, such as:

  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nurse educator
  • Vice president of patient services
  • Vice president of nursing
  • Clinical program director
  • Health care system administrator
  • Faculty member

Tuition News

NIU has eliminated the more expensive out-of-state tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate students, making it financially easier for you to take advantage of our excellent programs.

Get Started

We are currently accepting applications for the following programs:

  • M.S.-Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Nurse Education
  • Post-Master's D.N.P.
  • D.N.P. for Family Nurse Practitioner

Contact Us

School of Nursing
1240 Normal Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115


Monday through Friday
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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