Program Details

Admission Requirements

Online Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration

To be eligible for Bradley’s online RN to MSN in Nursing Administration program, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • RN from an NLNAC-, ACEN- or CCNE-accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program
  • Proof of a current nursing license
  • Nursing grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

You must also submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts of academic credentials
  • One admission essay
  • Two letters of recommendation

Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner

To be eligible for Bradley’s online BSN to MSN-FNP program, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • BSN from an NLNAC-, ACEN- or CCNE-accredited nursing program; or those nurses with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree must complete NUR 300, 303, 404 and 407
  • Proof of a current nursing license
  • Nursing grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course

You must also submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts of academic credentials
  • One admission essay
  • Two letters of recommendation

Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

To be eligible for Bradley’s online MSN to FNP Certificate program, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • MSN from an NLNAC-, ACEN- or CCNE-accredited nursing program
  • Proof of a current nursing license
  • Nursing grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

You also must submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts of academic credentials
  • One admission essay
  • Two letters of recommendation

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice – BSN to DNP-FNP Track

To be eligible for Bradley’s online BSN to DNP-FNP program, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • BSN from an NLNAC-, ACEN- or CCNE-accredited nursing program
  • Proof of a current nursing license
  • Nursing grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

You also must submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts of academic credentials
  • One admission essay
  • Two letters of recommendation

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice – MSN to DNP Leadership Track

To be eligible for Bradley’s online MSN to DNP – Leadership program, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • MSN from an NLNAC-, ACEN- or CCNE-accredited nursing program
  • Proof of a current nursing license
  • Nursing grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course
  • Professional portfolio:
    • Resume
    • Documentation and description of supervised clinical hours completed during your master’s program

You also must submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts of academic credentials
  • One admission essay
  • Two letters of recommendation

Online Master of Arts in Counseling Program

If you meet our grade point average requirements, you’re eligible for admission into Bradley’s online Master of Arts in Counseling program — regardless of your academic background.

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester hours of your undergraduate coursework

You also must submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts of academic credentials
  • Two short admission essays:
    • Topic 1: Work experience and capacity for graduate study
    • Topic 2: Career goals and means to achieve them through graduate education
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Online asynchronous assessment (located in the online application)
  • Virtual interview (located in the online application)
  • For Illinois residents pursuing Professional School Counseling:
    • Complete Basic Skills Course (096 and 300) or Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP 400)

International Applicants

  • Official transcripts certified by an officer of the institution or by a U.S. or local government official
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (if required)

Curriculum

Online Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration

The curriculum of Bradley’s online RN to MSN in Nursing Administration program expertly blends the disciplines of nursing, management and business to prepare you for leadership in the modern health care marketplace. The program’s 45 credit hours of coursework are delivered over eight semesters and require that you complete a capstone course and a supervised nursing administration practicum.

Comprehensive Course List

ENC 510 Statistical Procedures 3
NUR 300 Conceptual Basis for Professional Nursing Practices 3
NUR 303 Research in Nursing 3
NUR 404 Community Health Nursing Theory 2
NUR 407 RN-MSN Practicum* 1
NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development 3
NUR 505 Leadership in the Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
NUR 510 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3
NUR 526 Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 615 Health Informatics 3
NUR 630 Nursing Administration Theory I 3
NUR 631 Nursing Administration Practicum I* 3
NUR 632 Nursing Administration Theory II 3
NUR 633 Nursing Administration Practicum II* 3
NUR 640 Healthcare Policy 3
NUR 697 Capstone A, B and C (one credit hour each) 3

*Clinical or practicum courses require a preceptor.

Note: Curriculum is subject to change.

Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner

The innovative curriculum of Bradley’s online BSN to MSN-FNP program is designed to prepare you for advanced practice with individuals and families throughout the life continuum. The program’s 67 credit hours of coursework are delivered in just nine semesters and require that you complete a capstone course, as well as five supervised clinical practicums.

Comprehensive Course List

BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
ENC 510 Statistical Procedures 3
NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development 3
NUR 505 Leadership in the Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
NUR 510 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3
NUR 526 Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NUR 615 Health Informatics 3
NUR 638 Principles of FNP Practice I – Acute/Chronic 3
NUR 639 Healthcare Clinical Practicum I* 3
NUR 640 Healthcare Policy 3
NUR 642 Principles of FNP Practice II – Acute/Chronic 3
NUR 643 Healthcare Clinical Practicum II* 3
NUR 644 Principles of FNP Practice III – Women’s Health 3
NUR 645 Healthcare Clinical Practicum III* 3
NUR 646 Principles of FNP Practice IV – Children 3
NUR 647 Healthcare Clinical Practicum IV* 3
NUR 648 Principles of FNP Practice V – Aging Adult Populations 3
NUR 649 Healthcare Clinical Practicum V* 3
NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I 3
NUR 652 Advanced Pharmacology II 3
NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice 1
NUR 697 Capstone A, B and C (one credit hour each) 3

*Clinical or practicum courses require a preceptor.

Note: Curriculum is subject to change.

Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The curriculum of Bradley’s online MSN to FNP Certificate program is designed to equip you with the advanced practice skills to provide primary care for individuals and families throughout their lifespan. The program’s 43 credit hours of coursework are delivered in just six semesters and require that you complete five supervised clinical practicums.

Comprehensive Course List

BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NUR 638 Principles of FNP Practice I – Acute/Chronic 3
NUR 639 Healthcare Clinical Practicum I* 3
NUR 642 Principles of FNP Practice II – Acute/Chronic 3
NUR 643 Healthcare Clinical Practicum II* 3
NUR 644 Principles of FNP Practice III – Women’s Health 3
NUR 645 Healthcare Clinical Practicum III* 3
NUR 646 Principles of FNP Practice IV – Children 3
NUR 647 Healthcare Clinical Practicum IV* 3
NUR 648 Principles of FNP Practice V – Aging Adult Populations 3
NUR 649 Healthcare Clinical Practicum V* 3
NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I 3
NUR 652 Advanced Pharmacology II 3
NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice 1

*Clinical or practicum courses require a preceptor.

Note: Curriculum is subject to change.

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice – BSN to DNP – FNP Track

The curriculum of Bradley’s online BSN to DNP – FNP program is designed to prepare you for the highest level of nursing practice, research and leadership. The program’s 82 credit hours of coursework are delivered over 12 semesters and require that you complete supervised clinical practicums.

Comprehensive Course List

ATG 603 Planning, Decision-Making and Performance Measurement 2
BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
CIS 576 Data Management 3
CS 571 Database Management Systems 3
ECO 603 Economic Markets; Competition and Monopoly 1
ENC 510 Statistical Procedures 3
ML 630 Management in Healthcare Organizations 3
NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NUR 603 Health Promotion in Populations 3
NUR 625 DNP Practice Seminar I* (50 clinical hours) 1
NUR 638 Principles of FNP Practice I – Acute/Chronic 3
NUR 639 Healthcare Clinical Practicum I* 3
NUR 640 Healthcare Policy 3
NUR 642 Principles of FNP Practice II – Acute/Chronic 3
NUR 643 Healthcare Clinical Practicum II* 3
NUR 644 Principles of FNP Practice III – Women’s Health 3
NUR 645 Healthcare Clinical Practicum III* 3
NUR 646 Principles of FNP Practice IV – Children 3
NUR 647 Healthcare Clinical Practicum IV* 3
NUR 648 Principles of FNP Practice V – Aging Adult Populations 3
NUR 649 Healthcare Clinical Practicum V* 3
NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I 3
NUR 652 Advanced Pharmacology II 3
NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice 1
NUR 700 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 3
NUR 720 Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 725 DNP Practice Seminar II* (100 clinical hours) 2
NUR 730 Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR 735 Leadership in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR 825 DNP Practice Seminar III* (150 clinical hours) 3

*Clinical or practicum courses require a preceptor.

Note: Curriculum is subject to change.

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice – MSN to DNP Leadership Track

The curriculum of Bradley’s online MSN to DNP – Leadership program is designed to prepare you for the highest level of nursing practice, research and leadership. The program’s 39+ credit hours of coursework are delivered over nine semesters and require that you complete supervised clinical practicums.

Comprehensive Course List

ATG 603 Planning, Decision Making and Performance Measurement 2
CIS 576 Data Management 3
CS 571 Database Management Systems 3
ECO 603 Economic Markets; Competition and Monopoly 1
ENC 510 Statistical Procedures 3
ML 630 Management in Healthcare Organizations 3
NUR 603 Health Promotion in Populations 3
NUR 625 DNP Practice Seminar I* (50 clinical hours) 1
NUR 640 Healthcare Policy 3
NUR 700 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 3
NUR 720 Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 725 DNP Practice Seminar II* (100 clinical hours) 2
NUR 730 Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR 735 Leadership in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR 825 DNP Practice Seminar III* (150 clinical hours) 3
NUR 840 Clinical Practice A, B and C (one credit hour = 50 contact hours) 0-3

*Clinical or practicum courses require a preceptor.

Note: Curriculum is subject to change.

Online Master of Arts in Counseling Program

To graduate with your Master of Arts in Counseling, you must successfully complete 60 semester hours of graduate academic work, including one practicum, two internships and two, one-week-long campus-based residencies. The first residency will take place during your first term, and the second will occur in the eighth term.

Graduate Core Courses (6 semester hours)

ENC 604 Research Methods and Application 3
ENC 606 Interpersonal Behavior and Organizational Leadership 3

Program Core Courses (48 semester hours)

ENC 530 Loss and Grief Counseling 1
ENC 540 Human Growth and Development 3
ENC 551 Substance Abuse Counseling 2
ENC 586 Counseling Diverse Populations 3
ENC 607 Neurocounseling: Bridging Brain and Behavior 3
ENC 620 Introduction to Counseling: Professional Orientation 2
ENC 621 Career and Life Planning Across the Life Span 3
ENC 622 Counseling: Ethics and the Law 1
ENC 623 Pre-Practicum in Counseling 3
ENC 624 Theories and Techniques of Counseling 3
ENC 625 Principles of Group Counseling 3
ENC 630 Psychodiagnostics and Psychopathology 3
ENC 631 Crisis Intervention Counseling 1
ENC 632 Psychopharmacology in Counseling 1
ENC 640 Clinical Supervision 2
ENC 641 Assessment in Counseling 3
ENC 654 Consultation in the Helping Professions 2
ENC 661 Couples and Family Counseling 3
ENC 690 Practicum 2
ENC 691 Internship I 1
ENC 692 Internship II 3
Experiential Applied Learning Requirement

ENC 690 – Practicum: Supervised counseling experience with individuals and groups in your area of interest.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialty Courses (6 semester hours)

ENC 608 Brain-Based Counseling Interventions 2
ENC 651 Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3
ENC 663 Counseling and the Dynamics of Aging 1

Professional School Counseling Specialty Courses (6 semester hours)

ENC 585 School for Non-Teachers* 2
ENC 608 Brain-Based Counseling Interventions 2
ENC 653 Professional School Counseling, K-8 3
ENC 655 Professional School Counseling in Secondary Schools 3
ENC 669 Special Education Law 2
ENC 699 Thesis 2

Course required for non-teachers.
Note: Curriculum is subject to change.

Tuition

Tuition Rate: $870 per credit hour

Application Fee: $40 (non-refundable); $50 (non-refundable) for international applicants

Additional Nursing Fees:

  • Typhon Fee (software used to monitor clinical hours): $100
  • Malpractice Insurance: $66 each year
  • Background Check: Up to $118
  • Nursing Badge Fee: $5 fee for the card and $10 fee for shipping
  • Books/Supplies: Other additional fees include books.

Additional Counseling Fees:

  • ENC 625 course lab fee: $100
  • Comprehensive Exam Fee: $50
  • EMS Fee: $50-$150 per year
  • Malpractice Insurance: Free if you join the ACA at the student rate of $96.
  • Residency Costs: Lodging, meals and transportation.
  • Books/Supplies: Other additional fees include books.

Payment Information:

Bradley University expects payment arrangements to be completed prior to the start of each academic term. Payments for the full term are due no later than the day before classes start.

Pay-in-full is the most economical option. However, for the regular semesters the University also offers longer-term payment options through the Deferred Payment Plan and Monthly Installment Payment Plan.

Payments can be made online by credit card. Effective June 1, 2014, a 2% fee is assessed on credit card transactions when using VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express for tuition and fees. The University cannot accept credit card payments over the telephone.

At no additional charge, online payments can be made by ACH debit from checking or savings accounts.