Online Master of Science in Nursing

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Locations Offered
100% Online
Time to Completion
About 18 Months
Cost Per Credit / Course
Credit hours / courses required

Enhance and advance your nursing career with Illinois College’s Online Master’s Degree in Nursing

One of the country’s best online nursing programs, the Master’s in Nursing at Illinois College features a comprehensive curriculum, esteemed nursing faculty, and tangible skills to equip you for a transformative nursing career. As an online MSN degree student, you will benefit from:

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Summer classes begin May 7, 2024.
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A 100% online nursing degree as flexible as your life requires

Work at a pace that meets the needs of your current personal and professional obligations! Complete our online MSN program when and where it’s most convenient for you. Receive direct feedback from nursing faculty through integrated technology used during online teaching instruction — giving you direct, personalized assessment in a convenient, virtual classroom setting.

Accelerate your career with an online MSN from a top nursing program

Choose from a concentration in nursing leadership/administration or nursing education and receive an MSN education tailored for your career objectives in a thriving and growing job market. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for nursing administrators is projected to surge by 28%, while opportunities for nursing educators are anticipated to increase by 8% through 2032.

Annual salary you could earn:


Nurse Midwife


Nurse Practitioner


Nurse Anesthetist

Median annual national salary (2022), per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Finish your online MSN program faster

Illinois College’s nursing courses are designed so you take just one course at a time for nine total terms. This means you can complete your online MSN program in just 18 months!

Classes you’ll take

Core Courses
  • NU 510 Nursing Philosophy/Theories
  • NU 512 Advanced Assessment, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • NU 514 Evidence-Based Research in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NU 516 Healthcare Policy & Advocacy

Interdisciplinary Courses
  • PS 543 Data Analysis & Statistics
  • CO 520 Leadership and Instructional Communication

Nursing Leadership/Administration Concentration Courses
  • NU 610 Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Finance
  • NU 612 Organizational Behavior in Healthcare
  • NU 614 Leadership in Healthcare Systems: Advanced Roles in Nursing

Nursing Education Concentration Courses
  • NU 630 Curriculum Development and Evaluation
  • NU 632 Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing
  • NU 634 Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

Total Master of Science in Nursing Credit Hour Requirement: 36 credits

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A top nursing program with support from experienced faculty

Illinois College ensures your success with personalized support from our online MSN faculty. Benefit from small student-faculty ratios and instruction from experienced nursing professionals. Their mentorship guarantees an exceptional education, empowering you to Graduate READY and brimming with confidence!

Scholarship opportunities available for online Master’s in Nursing candidates

The first 25 eligible students admitted and enrolled in Illinois College’s online nursing degree program for summer 2024 receive a scholarship to cover the cost of their first course, plus additional new students may qualify for a laptop. Program costs are straightforward, featuring a flat $750 cost per credit for a total of 36 major credit hours.

Proven preparation for diverse nursing career outcomes

You will find Illinois College online MSN grads in a variety of nursing careers, including roles in nursing administration, education, advanced practice, and specialized clinical areas. Online MSN program grads are well-prepared to deliver enhanced, direct, patient-centered care, and receive quality career advising and coaching from our experienced online MSN faculty.

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