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Rush University - College of Nursing


About the University
Rush University is the academic component of Rush University Medical Center, a leader in health care in Chicago and in the Midwest for more than 170 years. 

Our Mission
The mission of Rush University College of Nursing is to protect the health of the public through the preparation of the future leaders in nursing practice, education and research.

Accreditation
The Master's degree in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Rush University College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Educational Offerings

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Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of nursing theory and research, critical decision-making, differential diagnosis, patient/case management and advanced technical skills.
$10851.00
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult

The Role

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program prepares graduates to function as advanced practice nurses in adult critical care and acute care settings as well in specialty practices. The emphasis of the program is on clinical practice with acutely or critically-ill adults across the lifespan, from adolescent to older adult. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of nursing theory and research, critical decision-making, differential diagnosis, patient/case management and advanced technical skills.

The changing demands of the nation's complex health care environment require that nurses serving in specialty positions have the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise possible. The BSN/MSN - DNP with specialty certification curriculum builds on traditional clinical master's programs by providing additional education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, systems leadership and other content areas that will lead to improved clinical outcomes in complex systems.

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$10851.00
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Doctor of Nursing Practice in the adult-gerontology primary care (DNP) program prepares graduates to function as nurse practitioners for adolescents to older adults. The emphasis of the program is on health promotion and disease prevention and the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic conditions in a variety of primary care settings across the adult lifespan. The focus of the DNP adult-gerontology nurse practitioner program is the management of common health problems experienced by adolescents to older adults with an emphasis on evidence based practice, interprofessional teamwork, and improving patient outcomes. The student gains an in-depth knowledge of research, quality and safety, critical decision-making, differential diagnosis and patient/case management related to a) promotion, maintenance and/or restoration of health; b) optimal functioning; and c) patient-centered care.

The changing demands of the nation's complex health care environment require that nurses serving in specialty positions have the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise possible. The BSN/MSN-DNP curriculum builds on traditional clinical master's programs by providing additional education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, systems leadership and other content areas that lead to improved clinical outcomes in complex systems.

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$10851.00
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult

The Role of the Family Nurse Practitioner

Choosing to prepare as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) at Rush is very rewarding as it provides you with a depth and breadth of knowledge that will serve you well for the rest of your career. With this educational preparation and background students may choose to specialize in pediatrics, women's health, or adult internal medicine. Students may also choose to continue the broad based perspective and continue in family practice with a family practice approach. We prepare students so that they can function in a primary care/community based setting. Also, since many students would ultimately like to teach in an FNP program, we can individualize an experience in the area of teaching and education.

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$10851.00
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult

The Role of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

The neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) program is designed to prepare experienced neonatal nurses to work collaboratively with neonatologists to provide advance practice nursing care to infants and their families in the neonatal intensive and intermediate care settings. A NNP is an acute care nurse practitioner that manages the complex health care needs of the critically-ill and convalescing neonate and family in an inpatient neonatal setting (neonatal intensive care unit or intermediate care nursery). The NNP uses the acquired knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacology and physiology to perform advanced physical assessment, evaluate laboratory and clinical data, consult and collaborate with neonatologists and other interprofessional team members, write orders and provide caregiver support and education as it relates to the infant. Additional responsibilities include advanced practice clinical skills such as delivery room management of the neonate, intubation, umbilical line insertion, lumbar punctures and chest tube, percutaneous arterial line and central line insertion. NNPs collaborate with an interprofessional team to provide optimal patient care.

The changing demands of the nation's complex health care environment require that nurses serving in specialty positions have the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise possible. The BSN/MSN - DNP with specialty certification curriculum builds on traditional clinical master's programs by providing additional education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, systems leadership and other content areas that will lead to improved clinical outcomes in complex systems.

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Develop knowledge and skills in the behavioral and biological disciplines and apply their learning to the care of children from infancy through young adulthood with the spectrum of health from promotion of wellness to management of acute and chronic illness.
$10851.00
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult

The Role of the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) pediatric primary care nurse practitioner (PC PNP) program prepares graduates to obtain certification and function as pediatric nurse practitioners in a variety of primary care settings. The central focus is on clinical practice where students develop knowledge and skills in the behavioral and biological disciplines and apply their learning to the care of children from infancy through young adulthood with the spectrum of health from promotion of wellness to management of acute and chronic illness. Emphasis is placed on the development of practitioners who will be prepared to function in a variety of settings.

The changing demands of the nation's complex health care environment require that nurses serving in specialty positions have the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise possible. The BSN/MSN - DNP with specialty certification curriculum builds on traditional clinical master's programs by providing additional education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, systems leadership and other content areas that will lead to improved clinical outcomes in complex systems.

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Develop knowledge and skills in the behavioral and biological disciplines and apply their learning to the treatment of psychiatric disorders within individuals, families and groups.
$10851.00
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult

The Role of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online PMHNP program prepares graduates to function as psychiatric nurse practitioners. The central focus is on clinical practice where students develop knowledge and skills in the behavioral and biological disciplines and apply their learning to the treatment of psychiatric disorders within individuals, families and groups. Emphasis is placed on the development of practitioners who will be prepared to function autonomously in a variety of clinical settings.

The changing demands of the nation's complex health care environment require that nurses serving in specialty positions have the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise possible. The BSN/MSN - DNP with specialty certification curriculum builds on traditional clinical master's programs by providing additional education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, systems leadership and other content areas that will lead to improved clinical outcomes in complex systems.

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$10851.00
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult

The Role of the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

The AC PNP program, formally known as the pediatric critical care nurse practitioner program (PCCNP), is designed to prepare experienced pediatric nurses to meet the specialized physiologic and psychological needs of infants, children, adolescents and young adults with complex acute, critical and chronic health conditions. The focus of AC PNP care includes complex monitoring and ongoing management of intensive therapies in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, emergency departments and home care settings. Specialty areas of practice are varied and continue to emerge. AC PNPs collaborate with an interprofessional team to provide optimal patient care.

The changing demands of the nation's complex health care environment require that nurses serving in specialty positions have the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise possible. The BSN/MSN - DNP with specialty certification curriculum builds on the strong clinical foundation provided in the traditional specialty master's program but affords additional education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, systems leadership and other content areas that will lead to improved clinical outcomes in complex systems.

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Develop knowledge and skills in the behavioral and biological disciplines and apply their learning to the treatment of psychiatric disorders within individuals, families and groups.
$11361.00
Face-to-Face - Certificate
Adult
The Role

The online psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) postgraduate certificate program prepares graduates to function as psychiatric nurse practitioners. The central focus is on clinical practice where students develop knowledge and skills in the behavioral and biological disciplines and apply their learning to the treatment of psychiatric disorders within individuals, families and groups. Emphasis is placed on the development of practitioners who will be prepared to function autonomously in a variety of clinical settings.

Certification and Accreditation

Completion of the program provides eligibility for certification as an adult or family psychiatric nurse practitioner by the American Nurses' Association American Nurses Credentialing Center, and for state licensure/certification where available.

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Competencies

  • Health & Health Care: Nursing
  • Health & Health Care: Neonatal & Pediatric Care
  • Health & Health Care: Child Health

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