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The School of Nursing provides an education both innovative and pragmatic, giving our graduates a head start in achieving professional success and personal satisfaction in their careers. For 65 years, we have set the standard for academic excellence and “real world” relevance.
Which Nursing program is right for you?
Our graduates have an excellent reputation with area health care providers; they’re recognized for their strong clinical skills and their ability to quickly become part of the health care team. Our wide network of clinical affiliates ensures that our students make connections with employers throughout the metropolitan area.
Here’s a sampling of the many employers who have hired our recent graduates.
With access to more than
75 clinical sites, you have the freedom to discover a career path while acquiring the strong set of skills you need for professional practice. Classes are held at two different
locations (Lincoln Park or North Chicago), giving you choice and convenience. You’ll benefit from a powerful professional network, which includes 1,800 alumni working in Chicago, that will bring you to the attention of
employers throughout the city and suburbs. Small class sizes are complemented by cutting-edge facilities, including new
simulation labs, together assuring a personalized, hands-on education.
Nursing is a learned profession with a distinct science and art. Students learn the practice of nursing through research and the study of diverse human and environmental patterns of health behavior as they affect individuals, families, and communities. Students incorporate scientific knowledge and the nursing process in their delivery of safe, ethical and quality care with deep regard for the differences along the dimensions of race/ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, religion, heritage and language.
The focus of the faculty of the School of Nursing is the education
and preparation of students for leadership roles in healthcare. Education is centered on providing care for persons and communities in both health and illness while conducting scientific research to generate knowledge that strengthens these endeavors. Critical thinking is emphasized, along with an insightful examination of society, thus affording students the opportunity to apply the science and art of nursing to promote and maintain health while upholding human dignity for the betterment of the community and society.
In keeping with the Vincentian values of DePaul University,
students treat all human beings equally and with respect, and by doing
so, are acting in the interest of the common good. The School of
Nursing faculty is committed to education that will provide the
foundation for a professional career as a caregiver, educator, leader,