Nurse Practitioner in Illinois

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Schools Offering Nurse Practitioning Programs in Illinois


Around 0.1% of Illinois's graduates graduate from nurse practitioning degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 229 nurse practitioners graduate from Illinois' 14 nurse practitioner schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a nurse practitioner program is Loyola University Chicago. Loyola University Chicago, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. In 2010, Loyola University Chicago graduated 54 students from its nurse practitioner program. The tuition rate at Loyola University Chicago was $32,114 per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a nurse practitioner program is University of Illinois at Chicago. University of Illinois at Chicago, which was ranked 29th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. 6 students graduated with degree in nurse practitioner from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. Tuition at University of Illinois at Chicago was $12,053 per year.

The third-ranked school in Illinois that has a nurse practitioner program is Saint Xavier University. Saint Xavier University, which was ranked 38th in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. In 2010, Saint Xavier University graduated 17 students from its nurse practitioner programs. The tuition rate at Saint Xavier University was $25,520 per year.

Cost

Nurse practitioner schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $15,937 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $32,114 per year, or as little as $2,750 per year. The Illinois nurse practitioner schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Loyola University Chicago - located in Chicago, students are charged $32,114 per year
  2. DePaul University - located in Chicago, students are charged $28,858 per year
  3. Saint Xavier University - located in Chicago, students are charged $25,520 per year

The following Illinois nurse practitioner schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Oakton Community College - located in Des Plaines, students are charged $2,750 per year
  2. University of Illinois at Springfield - located in Springfield, students are charged $8,101 per year
  3. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - located in Edwardsville, students are charged $8,401 per year

A nurse practitioner degree from an Illinois school... what next?

A large number of Illinois nurse practitioner graduates become nurse practitioners. 550 nurse practitioners were working in Illinois in 2010. In Illinois, the largest numbers of nurse practitioners work in the following counties:

  1. Edwards County - 40 nurse practitioners
  2. Cook County

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of nurse practitioners in Illinois will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 4,410 nurse practitioners working in Illinois.

Salary

A nurse practitioner in Illinois makes an average of $66,560 per year. However, Illinois nurse practitioners earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,610 per year to more than $107,590 per year in 2010. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for a nurse practitioner are:

  1. Cook County - $70,240 per year
  2. Edwards County - $52,180 per year

A nurse practitioner in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Edwards County - $52,180 per year
  2. Cook County - $70,240 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in nurse practitioning. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse anesthetist or MSN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Master's Degree in Nurse Practitioning in Illinois
  • Doctoral Degree in Nurse Practitioning in Illinois
  • Certificate in Nurse Practitioning in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,104 miles from location University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago IL 70.7646 34% 26,840
6,103 miles from location DePaul University Chicago IL 35.6436 31% 25,072
6,172 miles from location Illinois State University Normal IL 37.9275 35% 21,184
6,103 miles from location Loyola University Chicago Chicago IL 72.1483 15% 15,879
6,221 miles from location Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville IL 27.5134 33% 13,940
6,116 miles from location Oakton Community College Des Plaines IL 11.0092 n/a 12,087
6,125 miles from location Lewis University Romeoville IL 29.2285 33% 5,847
6,205 miles from location Bradley University Peoria IL 35.5501 24% 5,800
6,107 miles from location Saint Xavier University Chicago IL 62.0777 14% 5,028
6,204 miles from location University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield IL 32.5018 37% 4,977
6,126 miles from location University of St Francis Joliet IL 58.1609 35% 3,352
6,107 miles from location North Park University Chicago IL 24.6829 35% 3,186
6,115 miles from location Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago IL 0.228893 n/a 1,915
6,107 miles from location NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia Evanston IL 0.00753016 n/a 63
 

Curious what studying Nurse Practitioner gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 550 $66,560 -90.7%
 

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