Program Summary

Designed for the college graduate who wants to become a registered nurse, the MENP program provides advanced education for general professional nursing practice and eligibility for the RN licensure examination (NCLEX-RN). Click here for a sample program of study​.

Admission Requirements
Applications are still being considered for the fall 2013 cohort which begins in September so there is still time to apply. For applicants interested in starting in January the priority application deadline for winter quarter 2014 is June 15. The following credentials must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admission for consideration.

  • BS or BA degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0/4.0 (baccalaureate OR graduate cumulative)
  • Official GRE scores, minimum 153 on the verbal section, 144 on the quantitative section, and a 4.0 on the analytical section (Institution Code: 1165) if undergraduate GPA is below 3.2 (cumulative) on a 4.0 scale
  • TOEFL of 590 (PBT) or 96 (iBT) if non-native English speaker
  • Two courses of chemistry (organic and inorganic) with labs*
  • Two courses of human anatomy/physiology with labs*
  • Prerequisite Worksheet​ - (please complete with all prerequisite course information and email to
  • A personal statement (2-3 pages) that answers the following questions:
    • Why do you want to pursue a master’s degree in nursing at DePaul University?
    • How will this program further your academic and professional goals?
  • Online application ( and $40 application fee
  • Two letters of reference from former faculty or employer
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
    • Please include professional activities (i.e. organizational memberships, committee memberships, officer positions, etc) and community service activities​

*Please note that all prerequisite courses must include labs and have been completed within the last ten years with a grade of 'C' or better. All prerequisites must be completed before the start of term to which the student is applying. The prerequisite courses do not have to be completed before the application deadline. However, in some cases the applicant pool includes so many students who have completed all or most of their prereqs that the available places in that cohort are filled by these students. In that case, qualified students with fewer prerequisite courses completed may be  offered admission to the following term. If the admission review committee needs more information on an applicant whose prereqs are not complete, they may defer making a decision on the application until the review period for the next available term. 

International students (those who were educated outside of the U.S. and/or require an F1 visa) must take additional steps to be considered for admission.  Please visit for exact information.


All application materials, including $40 application fee, can be sent to the following address:
Office of Graduate Admission
College of Science and Health

DePaul University
2400 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Application materials, except for letters of recommendation, can also be emailed to the Office of Graduate Admission at (this includes colleges and universities that issue official electronic transcripts). Please make sure your name is on all documents.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the graduate generalist program in nursing is to prepare qualified individuals for:

  • Licensure by examination (NCLEX-RN) required for entry into professional nursing practice
  • Advanced professional practice and leadership in health promotion and illness care
  • Collaboration and scholarship with others to meet the present and future health needs of society
  • Community service for vulnerable populations in the Vincentian tradition
  • Continuing academic and clinical education at the post-graduate and doctoral levels

The graduate of the program will:

  • Analyze nursing concepts, theories, and research to design, implement, and evaluate family-centered and community-based models of professional nursing
  • Develop a personal philosophy of professional nursing in the context of extant philosophies, nursing's history, and its evolution as a discipline
  • Enhance the diversity and harmony of each unitary human being in mutual process with the environment
  • Contribute to excellence in patient care and advances in nursing knowledge across the lifespan through advanced health assessment, evidence-based professional practice, systematic inquiry, planned innovation, and dissemination of information to consumer and professional audiences
  • Assume a leadership role within the health team and the profession for safe, effective, and affordable health care with individuals, families, and communities
  • Demonstrate autonomy, integrity, and social justice in professional nursing practice
  • Analyze professional codes and standards as a basis for professional nursing practice and service to a multicultural society
  • Use an analytical framework to evaluate information systems and technology in health care

Graduate Information Sessions

Please join us for an upcoming information session featuring DePaul's entry to nursing practice (MENP) graduate program. At the information session you will have the opportunity to learn about program content, admission requirements, and meet with program faculty and staff.

For a current schedule of events, please click here.