Online Nursing Degrees at Northern Illinois University

Courses Taught 100 Percent Online

The health care industry needs nurses with up-to-date education at every level. Fifteen percent employment growth is projected for registered nurses through 20261, and a national deficit of nearly 1 million RN jobs is forecast by 2030.2

Whether you’re aiming to advance your clinical skills or become a nurse educator, administrator or researcher, Northern Illinois University’s online nursing programs can prepare you to meet this demand, keep your education current and find the role you seek.

Earn your degree online in one of our four undergraduate or graduate CCNE-accredited programs for a rewarding, lifelong career.


Online Nursing Degrees


Why Take Your Next Step at NIU?

At NIU, we’re dedicated to ensuring your success. Experience our engaged, industry-experienced faculty, small class sizes, self-paced study and convenient always-on learning. For more information about any of these programs fill out the form on this page and one of our representatives will connect with you.

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2Bureau of Labor Statistics. (December 2015). Occupational employment projections to 2024. Retrieved Jan. 31, 2019, from
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4Bureau of Labor Statistics. (April 13, 2018). Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners. Retrieved Jan. 31, 2019, from
5Medscape. (2016). Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Salary Report 2016. (Rep.) Retrieved Aug. 16, 2018, from