Program Details

Admission Requirements

Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner

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

  • ADN/diploma or BSN from a regionally accredited college or university and 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
  • Students may be admitted unconditionally if they have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. Students may be admitted conditionally if the last 60 semester hours grade point average is below a 3.0 and above a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with previous graduate coursework must have achieved a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in all graduate coursework and have completed a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours for the graduate grade point average to be considered for admission.
  • 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
  • Resume
  • FNPs – ability to secure qualified preceptors and clinical sites to match with course content – adult health (x2), pediatrics, women’s health, and geriatrics. These preceptors can be board certified FNPs, NP in the content area, MDs and DOs. The majority of preceptors need to be NPs (3 our of 5 preceptors).

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
  • Students may be admitted unconditionally if they have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. Students may be admitted conditionally if the last 60 semester hours grade point average is below a 3.0 and above a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with previous graduate coursework must have achieved a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in all graduate coursework and have completed a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours for the graduate grade point average to be considered for admission.

You must also submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts of academic credentials
  • One admission essay
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • FNPs – ability to secure qualified preceptors and clinical sites to match with course content – adult health (x2), pediatrics, women’s health, and geriatrics. These preceptors can be board certified FNPs, NP in the content area, MDs and DOs. The majority of preceptors need to be NPs (3 our of 5 preceptors).

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 a regionally accredited college or university and an NLNAC-, ACEN- or CCNE-accredited nursing program
  • Proof of a current nursing license
  • Students may be admitted unconditionally if they have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. Students may be admitted conditionally if the last 60 semester hours grade point average is below a 3.0 and above a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with previous graduate coursework must have achieved a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in all graduate coursework and have completed a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours for the graduate grade point average to be considered for admission.

You must also submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts of academic credentials
  • One admission essay
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • FNPs – ability to secure qualified preceptors and clinical sites to match with course content – adult health (x2), pediatrics, women’s health, and geriatrics. These preceptors can be board certified FNPs, NP in the content area, MDs and DOs. The majority of preceptors need to be NPs (3 our of 5 preceptors).

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
  • Students may be admitted unconditionally if they have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. Students may be admitted conditionally if the last 60 semester hours grade point average is below a 3.0 and above a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with previous graduate coursework must have achieved a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in all graduate coursework and have completed a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours for the graduate grade point average to be considered for admission.
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course
  • Documentation and description of supervised clinical hours completed during your master’s program

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
  • Resume

Online Master of Arts in Counseling Program

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

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Students may be admitted unconditionally if they have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. Students may be admitted conditionally if the last 60 semester hours grade point average is below a 3.0 and above a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with previous graduate coursework must have achieved a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in all graduate coursework and have completed a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours for the graduate grade point average to be considered for admission.

You must also 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
  • Virtual interview
  • For Illinois residents pursuing Professional School Counseling:
    • Complete Basic Skills Course (096 and 300) or Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP 400)
    • Proof of this test is required after admission and before graduation but is not required to process application for admission.

Online Doctor of Education – Educational Leadership Program

To be eligible for Bradley’s online Ed.D. degree program, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree required

You must also submit the following:

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendations (from supervisors in a position to assess the candidate’s leadership skills)
  • Personal statement essay detailing why the applicant is seeking admission to the Ed.D. Program
  • Graduate application and current application fee.
  • All official transcripts from the candidate’s prior institutions.
  • Submission of a portfolio that presents evidence of a candidate’s achievements during his or her administrative experience in the specific areas required (rubric provided online).

Superintendent Concentration – Additional Criteria*:

  • Minimum two years’ experience as an administrator of a public school or private school recognized by the State of residence, director of special education, or chief school business official
  • Interview (virtual)
  • Copy of principal licensure or certificate

*The superintendent licensure track is only accepting applications for students pursuing licensure in the state of Illinois at this time. To earn an Illinois superintendent license, the applicant must have two years of experience working full time as a principal, director of special education, chief business official or other administrative positions while holding a valid administrator license.

Curriculum

Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner

Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

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

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice – MSN to DNP Leadership Track

Online Master of Arts in Counseling Program – Clinical Mental Health Counseling Track

Online Master of Arts in Counseling Program – Professional School Counseling Track

Online Doctorate of Education – Higher Education Administration

Online Doctorate of Education – PK-12 Educational Leadership

Tuition and Fees*

Tuition Rate: $890 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, supplies and proctoring services for select courses.

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.

*Subject to change each academic year.

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.