Master of Science in Nursing
Illinois College

Program Details

Step into a nursing leadership or educator role in just a year when you earn your MSN online at Illinois College. This CCNE-accredited program offers concentrations in Leadership/Administration or Education and allows you to learn when it’s best for you. Class sizes are kept small, so you get the personalized attention you need to learn advanced nursing concepts and get the support you need to move forward in your career.

Throughout your program, you’ll focus on best practices in how to direct patient-centered care, which include how to communicate, build teams, implement evidence- and research-based practice, reach quality outcomes and perform advanced assessments.

On the business side of nursing, you’ll learn how to practice fiscal responsibility, have win/win negotiations, plan strategically, become a true leader and see quality improvements.

Designed so you can move forward with your education and career goals alongside demanding schedules, you’ll learn online when and where it’s best for you. And, if a long-term challenge comes up, IC has a Step Out policy that won’t penalize you for having to take a break in your program.

Graduates of the program move into nursing leadership and educator positions. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, nurse educators earn a median income of $75,470 while medical and health service managers earn a median income of $104,280 a year and expect to see 32% job growth from 2020-2030.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Illinois College is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).