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MENP Application Deadlines
* Review of applications will begin after the Early Decision date and will continue until each cohort is filled. Contact the Office of Graduate Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Students applying through NursingCAS should submit their application at least 4 weeks in advance of the deadlines listed, as it can take NursingCAS several weeks to verify your application and we do not review unverified NursingCAS applications.
You may only apply to one cohort location and one term. Please choose the location (the Lincoln Park Campus or the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) and term that is most convenient for you.
Please join us for an upcoming information session featuring DePaul's master's entry to nursing practice (MENP) program. Information sessions are held regularly at the Lincoln Park Campus and at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago (about 35 miles north of Chicago).
Applicants have two options:
To be eligible for the master’s entry to nursing practice program,
students must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited
college or university.
The admission committee reserves the right to request any additional materials they deem necessary to ensure an accurate review of an application.
Note: All students in the School of Nursing are required to complete a ten-panel drug screening prior to the first day of classes. Although Illinois state law permits the limited possession and use of cannabis, using or possessing cannabis remains a crime under federal law. Therefore, this screening includes cannabis. A confirmed positive drug test will result in a student being unable to enroll and/or dismissed from the program (in accordance with local, state, and federal law). Please see the Program Handbook for details.
addition to the general admission requirements above, students should
be able to provide proof of successfully completing the following
All prerequisite courses must include labs and have been completed within the last seven (7) years with a grade of 'C' or better. Pass/Fail grades will not be accepted. All prerequisites must be completed before the start of term to which the student is applying. The prerequisites must be taken for college credit at a regionally accredited institution.
Two prerequisite courses must be completed before the application deadline in order to be reviewed for that entry term. Students who have completed all or most of their prerequisites are given priority consideration. If the admission review committee needs additional information on an applicant whose prerequisites are not complete, they may defer making a decision on the application until the review period for the next available term.
The Office of Graduate AdmissionCollege of Science and HealthDePaul University2400 N. Sheffield AvenueChicago, IL 60614-2215
Applicants to the MENP program have the option of applying to the program through NursingCAS. Applying through NursingCAS allows you to submit your application to DePaul and other institutions nationwide through one centralized application. NursingCAS also verifies your academic credentials on behalf of DePaul. Students applying through NursingCAS should submit their application 4-6 weeks in advance of the deadlines listed (depending upon the term), as it can take NursingCAS several weeks to verify your application and we do not review unverified NursingCAS applications.
Start here with NursingCAS' online information how to complete an application.
Questions about NursingCAS
For questions regarding the NursingCAS application please contact NursingCAS support via phone at 617-612-2880 Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time and Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time and via email at email@example.com. Or post questions to NursingCAS by following their Twitter and/or Facebook accounts. Almost all questions can be answered by searching through the NursingCAS Help Center.
The “My Messages” section of the NursingCAS application will include any messages that NursingCAS or a school has sent to you. Please check your “My Messages” to see if you have received any vital information about your application. Messages will be sent to the “My Messages” inbox and your personal email address that you created your account with.
Use the “Quick Status Menu” options to check to see if your Transcript(s), Reference(s), or Payment(s) have been received after you submit them. To check to see which Designations you have selected (in other words programs you have applied to) click on the Designations option under the Quick Status.
For more information about submitting and monitoring your NursingCAS application, click here.
Attend one of our information sessions.
Learn more about Graduate Admission.
Attend an Admission Event.
If you need assistance to complete your application and/or have questions, contact the CSH Graduate Admission office at (773) 325-7315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.