Nursing: Definition and Degrees

What is Nursing?

At The Chicago School, we define nursing as a field of health care dedicated to delivering safe, effective, and efficient quality care for patients while promoting, improving, and advocating for the health of individuals, families, and communities.

History of Nursing at The Chicago School

Since our founding in 1979, we have continued to evolve and recognize the need for professional nurses as an important part of the health care team. To achieve this, we have extended our educational offerings beyond the field of psychology to feature a degree in professional nursing.

Our nursing program expands our ability to prepare graduates that can affect health through a holistic lens of understanding wellness, which is impacted by a solid knowledge of the interrelationship of body, mind, and soul.

Additionally, our international network, exceptional faculty, and local community partnerships provide graduates of our nursing program with valuable resources as they advance through their careers.

Degrees in Nursing offered at The Chicago School

Read below to see the nursing degree programs we currently offer.

Careers in Nursing

The Chicago School’s nursing program equips graduates with the skills necessary to succeed in a variety of nursing occupations and career paths, including:

  • Leadership roles
  • Education roles
  • Advance practice nursing roles
  • Consulting roles
  • Evidence-based practice researcher
  • Mental health clinical nurse specialist
  • Telehealth nurse specialist
  • Opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in nursing