Schools with MSN Programs Accepting Students in Illinois
Featured Accredited Online Programs
Other Schools with MSN Programs in Illinois
Olivet Nazarene University
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Chicago State University
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
North Park College
3225 W Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612
University of Illinois at Chicago
601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL 60302
Blessing - Rieman College
PO Box 7007
Quincy, IL 62305
Illinois MSN Degree Prerequisites
Illinois nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by Illinois Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).
To enroll in a MSN degree program in Illinois, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Illinois and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of The Illinois RN to MSN programs
Those holding Illinois RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.
Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.
Illinois MSN Degree Areas of Specialization
In Illinois, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:
- Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
- Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Check with the Illinois Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Illinois grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.
Online MSN Degree Programs
In Illinois, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Illinois.
Illinois MSN Degree Resources
Here are a few examples of MSN degree programs in Illinois.