Illinois offers a variety of Christian nursing schools that are affiliated with several different denominations. These 4-year institutions vary in tuition, location and other factors students may wish to consider when selecting a school. Here we discuss some of these schools in more detail.
Christian nursing schools in Illinois are primarily located in the northern part of the state. Compare a few of the schools' tuition rates and denominations below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Trinity Christian College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Interdenominational||Palos Heights, IL||$28,675|
|North Park University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Evangelical Covenant Church of America||Chicago, IL||$28,620|
|Olivet Nazarene University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Church of the Nazarene||Bourbonnais, IL||$34,940|
|Millikin University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Presbyterian Church (USA)||Decatur, IL||$33,066|
|Resurrection University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Roman Catholic||Chicago, IL||$25,554|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of the Christian Nursing Schools in Illinois
Students wishing to attend a Christian nursing school in the state of Illinois can find schools with a variety of sizes, spiritual growth opportunities and other student resources. Explore a few of these schools and what makes them unique.
Trinity Christian College
Trinity Christian College had close to 1,200 undergraduate students in 2016, according to the NCES. The school's website states that the college was named a 2017-2018 College of Distinction for Nursing and offers a bachelor's degree program in the field. The website also reported that the program has 100% graduate employment and a 100% passing rate on the NCLEX. Students wishing to grow in their faith can attend chapel services, prayer events, men's or women's ministries and/or worship services. Other clubs and organizations on campus include intramural sports, Theology Club, Science Club, Social Justice Chapter and, specifically for nursing students, the Nursing Student Organization.
North Park University
North Park University is home to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences that offers bachelor's, master's, post-master's certificate, and doctoral degree programs in nursing. Students pursuing a master's degree in nursing can choose from three different specializations, adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (AGNP), leadership and management or family nurse practitioner (FNP), and the doctoral degree program in nursing practice is offered online. In 2016, the university had a little over 2,120 undergraduate students, per the NCES. For students' spiritual lives, the school has chapel services, small groups, athletic ministries, global and urban ministries and a unique program called the Sankofa Experience that addresses issues of race.
Olivet Nazarene University
Students looking to grow spiritually at Olivet Nazarene University can look to professors and staff for spiritual mentoring, attend chapel services that are held twice a week and/or participate in Spiritual Life ministries. The university also offers a variety of student organizations, including the Nursing Student Association to support nursing students and organize campus-wide blood drives. The university was recognized as a 2017-2018 College of Distinction in Nursing and offers a bachelor's and master's degree program in the field. There are more than 350 nursing majors on campus, according to the school's website in 2018, and these students may participate in health-related missions trips through the program. The NCES reports that the university as a whole had about 3,360 undergraduates in 2016.
In 2016, the NCES stated that Millikin University had 1,970 undergraduate students. The School of Nursing offers a bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree program in the field, as well as a school nurse certification. Specifically for nurses, the university offers Alpha Tau Delta, which is a professional nursing organization that provides scholarships, networking opportunities and other valuable resources to nurses and nursing students. For their spiritual lives, students may participate in the Newman Catholic Community, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship or Christianity in Action (CIA).
Resurrection University is a unique health-based institution that consists of the College of Nursing and the College of Allied Health. Students can pursue bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree programs in nursing, and the school's BSN program comes with day or evening/weekend tracks. Students interested in a master's degree in the field can also pursue an MSN in health systems leadership or nurse educator. The NCES reported that the school had about 570 undergraduate students in 2016. The school had a variety of student organizations, including the Nursing Honor Society, ResU Student Nurse Association (RUSNA) and Student Government Organization (SGO).