University of Illinois at Chicago
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Chicago, Illinois 60607
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated MSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Nursing Science - Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Nursing Science - Master's degree
Nursing Science - Postbaccalaureate certificate
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program for RNs is an online program offered by the UIC College of Nursing through UIC's School of Continuing Studies, UIC Online. This degree provides students with an excellent foundation for a career in leadership in one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. Upon successful completion of all coursework, students will earn a fully accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
BSN Program Details
The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program admits students after completion of 57 hours of college level pre-requisite course work. This program is highly competitive and the curriculum incorporates face-to-face instruction and hands-on practical learning. The pre-requisite courses make up the first half of the bachelor's degree and if admitted, the nursing curriculum takes two years to complete and is only available on a full-time basis. The UIC based program BSN program is offered on the both the Chicago and Urbana campuses of the University of Illinois. Students will be asked to specify campus of choice during the application process.
MSN Program Details
UIC’s Master of Science (MS) degree in nursing builds upon your skills and education to transform you into a highly skilled, competent advanced practice nurse (APN), a nurse leader in administration or a community leader. The program emphasizes vulnerable populations, evidence-based practice, and scholarly activity.
Each one of the MS specialties are available at all of our campuses: Chicago, Rockford, Peoria, Urbana and Quad Cities.
Programs can be completed on a part-time or full time basis and offer flexible scheduling. Most of the MS programs can be completed within 2-4 years depending on a student's part-time or full-time status. Many courses are offered online or in a blended format (combination of online and in person). In addition, many courses are videoconferenced to/from our regional sites. At this time, none of the MS programs are offered in a true distance format. Students do need to be available at one of the sites for some coursework (Chicago, Rockford, Peoria, Urbana, Quad Cities).
RN to MSN Program Details
Additional information for transition students regarding courses/schedules:
-Transition students are required to take an additional 1 to 4 courses. Students are evaluated on admission to determine which courses are necessary.
-All transition courses are in completely on-line eight-week modules.
-They are taught through UIC Online by UIC College of Nursing faculty.
-Course credits are applied exactly the same as for graduate degree courses.
-Degree students are assessed UIC Graduate Student Tuition/Fees.
-All required transition courses are to be completed during the first Fall/Spring semesters following admission to the College of Nursing.
Due to the intense concentration of transition course content, it is strongly recommended that students do not concurrently take other graduate courses. This will help prevent a potential adverse impact on overall academic performance.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The DNP is designed to prepare nursing leaders for the highest level of professional nursing practice beyond the initial preparation in the discipline. Doctoral nursing practice encompasses advanced clinical practice that influences health care outcomes for individuals, families, and populations including the direct care of individual patients, management of care for individuals and populations, administration of nursing and health care organizations, and the development and implementation of health policy. Graduates of DNP programs are prepared for direct care roles (e.g. nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives) and indirect care or systems-focused roles (e.g. administrative, public health, and policy roles) or a blend of these roles. The DNP curriculum consists of three domains of competencies for advanced practice in direct clinical care or systems: a) core practice competencies, b) specialty-specific practice competencies, and c) role competencies. Role competencies for the DNP are addressed in the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice and the NP Competencies for the Practice Doctorate.
At completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
-Demonstrate the specialty competencies needed for doctoral practice in nursing.
-Translate science to influence health care policy.
-Implement evidence-based practices to optimize health care outcomes and reduce disparities.
-Practice strategic management skills to improve the effectiveness of nursing interventions and health systems outcomes.
-Develop transdisciplinary ventures to create innovative health care delivery models.
-Demonstrate fiscal leadership in planning and management for nursing practice.
-Integrate technology with nursing practice skills to improve quality and accessibility of care.