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At National Louis University (NLU) students with demanding jobs, family and full-time responsibilities are the rule, not the exception. NLU is here to support you with your educational goals. Distinctive in design and delivery, our programs are created to fit your busy schedule.

Corporate Partnerships
National Louis University has partnered with Presence Health to offer undergraduate and graduate business programs for all Presence Health employees at a significant discount off the total NLU tuition.

Degree programs include Bachelor of Science in Health Care Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Management, Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Services Administration. Click here for program details.

Classes meet at an NLU campus, online, or on-site at an Presence location one night a week for the duration of the program.

Take advantage of NLU's corporate partnership benefits:

  • 20%* tuition partnership grant for Presence Health members and affiliates at the time of initial enrollment
  • St. Francis School of Radiography credit will be accepted toward the Health Care Leadership program.
  • NLU scholarship options for undergraduate transfer students.
  • Generous transfer credit policy for undergraduate degrees.
  • Undergraduate academic credit for technical training, faculty-approved certifications/licenses, work and military experience.
  • No GRE or GMAT requirement for graduate programs.
  • Flexible class schedules plus online options for the Bachelors in Health Care Leadership and Management programs and MBA program.
  • Five convenient locations throughout Chicago that include downtown Chicago, North Shore/Skokie, Wheeling, Elgin and Lisle.
  • Earn credits through NLU’s Perspectives on Prior Learning course (ACL301). This course is a means to recognize, document and validate your learning from life and work experiences for possible college credit.

Be sure to identify yourself to an NLU enrollment advisor as a Presence Health employee.

We look forward to welcoming you to the NLU family. Request more information to take the next step in your education.

* All Presence Health employees are eligible for the NLU Healthcare Partnership discount of 20% and/or scholarship equivalent for all programs offered on-site at Presence Health or at one of NLU campuses, at other on-site client locations or on-line. The 20% discount also applies to all students and alumni from the St. Francis School of Radiography who enter into NLU's RT to HCL program.

The Presence Health degree programs

National Louis University is proud to partner with Presence Health to offer four of our School of Business and Management most in-demand and popular business programs: the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Leadership (HCL), Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Health Services Management (MHA). Our faculty brings real-world experiences and advanced academic credentials to the classroom so you can begin to gain the expertise you need to succeed in today's global marketplace.

NLU's B.S. in Health Care Leadership major is for those who are health care professionals with technical and clinical skills who now want to expand their career opportunities by developing management, supervision and leadership skills. Hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers and pharmaceutical companies are looking for employees who know how to lead teams, understand an increasingly complex regulatory and business environment, and apply what they learn in the classroom on the job. The HCL program at NLU can give you that career advantage.

NEW! Enhance your B.S. in Health Care Leadership degree and career readiness with a concentration in Long Term Care. The concentration will ready you for licensing by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).

Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM)
NLU has designed the Bachelor of Science in Management program to leverage your training and management experience in an accelerated format. The BSM degree prepares students for the next step in their careers, giving them a foundation in business principles, as well as an understanding of management, leadership marketing, strategy and organizational dynamics. The BSM program is also available completely online.

The Master of Business Administration program provides a thorough grounding in the traditional business fields of accounting, economics, finance, marketing and management, as well as the practical problem-solving, team-building and leadership skills needed to succeed in today's global economy. The MBA program is also available completely online. NEW! Now you can choose from MBA, MBA in Nonprofit Management and MBA in Entrepreneurship options through NLU's Master of Business Administration program.

The NLU graduate program in Health Services Administration is designed for those of you who are health professionals and have at least three years of full-time employment in a leadership role in a health care-related organization. You will strengthen your administrative skills through individual studies, workplace observation, projects and presentations; participate in policy debates with colleagues, guest speakers and faculty; and learn "practical management" techniques that you can immediately use on the job.

NLU is one of only six business units in Illinois that offers business programs accredited by IACBE (International Accreditation Council for Business Education).

We look forward to welcoming you to the NLU family. Request more information to take the next step in your education.

Radiography to Health Care Leadership

National Louis University offers students who complete the Radiography program at the St. Francis School of Radiography the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Leadership (HCL) with recognition of the credit earned. Many of the required courses in the Radiography program will apply to the Bachelor's degree. Students who do not complete the Radiography program will be admitted to NLU as standard transfer students and will have all previous college work evaluated and transferred on a course-by-course basis.

Students must have either successfully completed the registry exam or be employed in a health care setting at the time they enroll in the Health Care Leadership Program.

Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements as well as additional requirements specific to the Health Care Leadership program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at www.nl.edu/applyonline.

To graduate with a baccalaureate degree from National Louis University, all students must successfully complete a minimum of 180 QH (120 SH) consisting of courses in general education, the program major, electives and any additional program requirements.

For additional information on the requirements for the RT to HCL Articulation Agreement, click here.


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