College of Science and Health > Academics > School of Nursing > Graduate Programs > MENP for Non-Nurses (MSN)
DePaul’s Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP) program is for college graduates who want to become nurses. With our entry level master’s in nursing, you’ll get the same one-on-one, personal attention from faculty members that you’ll give your patients. You will develop the skills you need to excel as a nurse in any specialty you choose.
Through our program, you’ll gain
You’ll also be eligible for the RN licensure examination (NCLEX-RN).
Courses are offered in-person at the Lincoln Park campus with some online courses available. Labs will be done at the Lincoln Park campus with clinical settings around the Chicagoland area. This accelerated program is designed to be completed in 2 years (24 straight months).
Our network of more than 75 clinical sites means you’ll gain extensive hands-on experience with a variety of patient populations and practice settings. We’re one of the few programs to guarantee you a full intensive-care clinical rotation, as well as a clinical immersion internship. As you make these connections, you’ll build your professional network throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
*Space is limited each term so priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply before these dates. Any applicants are welcome to apply after this date but will be notified in their admission decision if seats are still available. Please review our academic calendar for more details about each term's specific start date.
Submit an online application, résumé, official transcripts and letters of recommendation.
Students complete 107 quarter hours.
DePaul’s MENP program was the first in Illinois to enable college graduates to enter the field without a bachelor’s in nursing.
of Nursing graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.
You’ll benefit from the extensive professional backgrounds of faculty like Barbara Harris, PhD, RN. Harris is an Illinois Board of Higher Education Nurse Educator Fellow and noted author of publications on pharmacological interventions for schizophrenia and public health policy. She specializes in women’s mental health and emotional distress related to psychiatric issues.
“This unique program was specific to my goals. DePaul made me feel at home and I could not see myself going anywhere else to pursue my nursing degree. The clinical experiences allow students to apply what they are learning and allow a seamless transition into a future nursing career.”
You’ll be connected to DePaul’s strong alumni network, including nearly 3,000 nursing alumni working in the Chicago area, like Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northshore University HealthSystem and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.
For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission for DePaul’s School of Nursing at
(773) 325-7315 or
We’ll send you our viewbook with information about the degree, admission requirements and upcoming info sessions. Let’s get started.