College of Science and Health > Academics > School of Nursing > Graduate Programs > MENP for Non-Nurses (MS)
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. And you’ll 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 at the Lincoln Park Campus and at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science site in North Chicago. This is an accelerated, two-year program.
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.
Fall: January 15; Winter: June 15; Spring: October 1; Summer: January 15. Review continues until each cohort is filled.
Submit an online application, résumé, official transcripts and letters of recommendation. GRE required for students with a bachelor’s GPA below 3.20.
Students complete 107 quarter hours.
of 2017 Nursing graduates surveyed were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
DePaul’s MENP program was the first in Illinois to enable college graduates to enter the field without a bachelor’s in nursing.
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.
“One of the reasons I chose DePaul was its connections to Chicago’s health care community. The relationships nursing faculty and staff have cultivated with area hospitals enabled me to land a position at St. Francis.”
You’ll be connected to DePaul’s strong alumni network, including nearly 2,000 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.