Graduate Programs

The graduate programs are designed for the part-time student, leading to a Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice.  The programs build upon the concepts of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and students choose their track of development.

The faculty and staff are well known for their ability to provide personal, individualized attention in a caring environment. Classes are held in a hybrid format.


Faculty Accomplishments

Faculty images | Shannon Lizer smallCongratulations to our Dean of Graduate Affairs, Dr. Shannon Lizer, who was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Shannon is one of 88 nurse practitioner leaders selected for induction to FAANP. The ceremony took place at the AANP 2016 National Conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

=Images= | Alissa Bartel - 40 under 40 inducteeCongratulations to Alissa Bartel, the college's Family Nurse Practitioner Coordinator, for being inducted to the Rockford Chamber of Commerce Forty Leaders Under 40. 


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Graduate Open House


APRIL 18, 5 - 7 PM

At our Rock Valley Campus location on 3301 N. Mulford Road

Learn how to further your  career with an advanced nursing degree.  Faculty will be available to answer questions.  There will be refreshments and a raffle!.

Contact Jean Odom at 815.282.7900 x27603 for more information.