North Central College in the News

North Central’s Master of Science in Nursing garners local media attention

May 31, 2023

The College’s latest health science graduate program to launch featured on WBBM-AM Newsradio and others

North Central College’s School of Education and Health Sciences (SEHS) has launched a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program, which will begin in fall 2023. The program aims to inspire future leaders in the advancement of the profession and to promote the art and science of nursing in an inclusive, culturally sensitive, and evolving health care environment. The program will provide advanced education and specialization for current licensed registered nurses, at a time when there is a national nursing shortage.

The MSN program offers four graduate nursing tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Nurse Executive Leader and Nurse Educator.

This is a vital program addition to North Central College, and will help mitigate the community, national and global shortage of nurses. The role of the nurse practitioners, nurse educators, and nurse leaders have progressed greatly over the past decade as integral health care providers, who positively impact the over health of the population. Nurse practitioners in particular, have the skill and knowledge to meet the demands of the health care system, and help fill the vacancies of the current physician shortage, with a projected job increase of over 50 percent or 114,000 NP job openings, between 2020-2030.

The program’s launch generated some media buzz; click the links below to see the coverage: