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School of Nursing

School of Nursing
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A caring approach to the most caring of professions.

Whether you are a practicing nurse or a college graduate looking to pursue nursing as a new career, DePaul offers the right degree program—and a caring, personal approach—to help you achieve your goals.


Students tell us it’s different here. Caring and collaborative. Open and welcoming. You’ll get to know your professors, and they’ll make it a priority to get to know you. You’ll benefit from the opportunity to train in a variety of diverse clinical sites throughout the Chicago area.

The School of Nursing offers four distinct undergraduate and graduate degree programs:


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

A bachelor's of science degree—as part of a traditional four-year college experience—that will prepare students to become registered nurses.

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Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP)

An accelerated MSN degree for bachelor’s degree holders in another field who want to become nurses.

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RN to MS in Nursing (MSN)

For registered nurses looking to advance to leadership positions in nursing administration or nursing education.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

An advanced nursing practice degree for working nurses, available in three tracks—family nurse practitioner, adult-gerontological nurse practitioner and nurse anesthesia—with multiple entry points to accommodate different credential levels.

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