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Graduate Programs
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No profession in health care is growing faster than nursing. As a nurse, you are on the front lines of care. You are a force for improved outcomes. You are in demand. Answer the call with a nursing degree from DePaul.

Which nursing program is right for you?

Three innovative programs. Three paths forward in nursing.



Become a nurse by earning a master’s degree.

If you’re not a nurse but have a bachelor’s degree in another field, you can become one in two years through our Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice (MENP) program for non-nurses. Here, you’ll learn more than superb clinical techniques. We’ll teach you the leadership, interpersonal and research skills you’ll need to excel and advance in the nursing profession. It’s no accident that our graduates consistently pass the nursing licensure exam at higher rates than the national average.

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RN to MS:

Advance your career by earning multiple degrees simultaneously.

DePaul’s RN to MS in Nursing degree offers an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to nursing and clinical care. Designed for registered nurses interested in completing a master’s degree, graduates have access to immediate career mobility by earning credentials based on previous education.

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Earn the top clinical practice degree and the autonomy that comes with it.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) prepares you to excel in advanced clinical practice. It empowers you to take a leadership role in improving health care systems and delivery models in addition to providing primary care and clinical management of patients. Choose from three tracks:

  • Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Anesthesia (in conjunction with NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia)
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