Frequently Asked Questions for Nursing (M.S.)

What graduate nursing programs are offered?

We currently offer two specializations for the M.S. degree in nursing:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Education

We also offer a post-master’s certificate in nursing education.

What does it mean to be a "student-at-large"?

Before being admitted to the program, applicants may take up to nine credit hours as a student-at-large. Once admitted, approved credits are applied to your degree. Students-at-large are not guaranteed admission to the program and are not given priority registration.

For more information or to apply as a student-at-large, go to the Graduate School website.

We've moved!

The School of Nursing programs have a new home. Beginning in the fall 2023, we are teaching and learning in our new location, the Wellness and Literacy Center at 3100 Sycamore Road. We are excited to share our new home with other healthcare disciplines including audiology, physical therapy and speech-language pathology.

Contact Us

School of Nursing
3100 Sycamore Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115


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

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