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School of Nursing


School of Nursing

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.



The DePaul University School of Nursing's Upcoming Accreditation Review

This notice is to all stakeholders which includes faculty teaching in, students enrolled in the programs under review, community members, and all others that the School of Nursing at DePaul University will have an accreditation review in February of 2019. The review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is scheduled for February 11-13.

All interested parties are invited to submit, in writing, comments concerning the program's qualifications for accreditation. Written comments will be received by CCNE up until January 20, 2019 at:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
P: (202) 887-6791


CCNE shares third-party comments only with the evaluation team prior to the on-site evaluation, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program, the Accreditation Review Commitee, or the Board. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third party comments, if any, that relate to the program's qualifications for accreditation.

DePaul’s School of Nursing has a solid national reputation, the result of a 70-year tradition of innovation in graduate nursing programs. Equally important is the learning atmosphere.

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 three distinct graduate degree programs:


Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP)

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

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RN to MS in Nursing (MS)

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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