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Graduate Programs

It’s all about patient care.

Nursing is a deeply rewarding profession. Few others have the opportunity to impact people’s lives so profoundly in their moment of need. And the opportunity to meet that need is growing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the number of jobs for registered nurses is expected to grow from 2.7 million today to 3.2 million by 2018. Patients—and employers—need more highly skilled nurses.

Become a nurse by earning a master's degree.​

If you’re not a nurse but have a bachelor’s degree in any field, you can become one in two years through our MENP program for non-nurses​. Our graduates consistently pass the nursing licensure exam at higher rates than the national average.  In addition to superb clinical techniques, we’ll teach you the leadership, interpersonal and research skills that will enable you to move up the career ladder.  

Advance your career 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 earning a:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from DePaul
  • Master of Science in Nursing from DePaul
  • Certificate of Health Professions Education or Health Administration from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS)

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

The Doctor of Nursing Practice 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. In many specialties, especially nurse anesthesia, a doctoral degree will soon be required. Choose from three tracks:

  • Nurse Anesthesia, taught in conjunction with NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia
  • Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner​
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