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Excel as a Nurse

DePaul’s School of Nursing emphasizes excellence in clinical care, health care research, leadership training and interpersonal skills development. Our commitment to positive patient care outcomes leads to outstanding on-the-job performance from day one. Our graduates’ readiness for success is evident. Our pass rates on licensure and certification exams are consistently higher than the national average, and our alumni are highly sought after by local and national health care employers. 
  • The Future of Veteran Care

    "DePaul is ahead of the curve in that many DePaul students get an opportunity to work within the VA."

    -Mark Bisbee, DePaul clinical instructor and Navy veteran

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  • Alumni Profile: Donna Thompson

    "The DePaul way is to really look at issues around health equity and look at it through a social justice lens."

    -Donna Thompson, CEO of Access Community Health Network and twice graduate of DePaul University (BSN ’86, MSN ’88)

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  • Introducing 3+2 Combined Degree

    "The 3+2 program allows students to more quickly obtain both the bachelor’s and master’s and prepare for nursing practice."

    -Dr. Barbara Harris, Associate Director of the Master's Entry to Nursing Practice Program

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What can you expect from DePaul’s School of Nursing?

  • Innovative graduate programs focused on positive patient care outcomes.
  • A network of more than 75 clinical sites, so you can gain specialty experience with the patient populations that interest you.
  • A caring faculty with a passion for teaching.
  • A diverse community of students.
  • State-of-the-science labs and facilities on two campuses: Lincoln Park and North Chicago.
  • Multiple start dates in some programs.

What we offer