You don’t need another bachelor’s.

What you need are the clinical skills to become an excellent nurse and the leadership and research skills to move up the clinical ladder. You need DePaul's MENP program.

DePaul was the first in Illinois to offer this innovative degree, which prepares you to take the NCLEX-RN nursing licensure exam in just two years. Our NCLEX-RN examination pass rate is consistently well above the national average.

The same personal attention you want to give patients.

Our faculty members actively support you as you complete the program. Our cohorts are small—about 50 students—so you’ll get the personal attention you need. You’ll have the opportunity to work one-on-one on your research with a faculty member with expertise in that field.  

More than 75 clinical sites.

Our broad network of clinical sites means you’ll gain experience with different patient populations, practice settings and organizational cultures. We’re one of the few programs to guarantee you a full intensive-care clinical rotation, as well as a clinical immersion internship. You’ll be able to build your professional network throughout the metropolitan area. 

Enter nursing at a higher level.

The MENP gives you credentials beyond a baccalaureate nursing degree. You’ll gain strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients, families and other members of the health care team. You’ll practice the leadership skills that will help you move into administrative, educational or advocacy roles. And, you’ll acquire the research expertise that hospital administrators and medical investigators value.

Multiple locations and start dates.

We offer cohorts starting in the fall (September) and winter (January) quarters at both of our locations: 

  • DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus, centrally located and conveniently accessible by public transportation.
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, about 35 miles north of Lincoln Park. 

MENP program details.

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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