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Degree Requirements

The degree requirements on this page are pulled directly from the University Catalog, the official repository of program curricula.

Please note that the content below reflects the core course requirements for the MS portion of the RN to MS program. Where applicable, students should also consult the BS requirements, including Liberal Studies, as well as the requirements for the Certificate in either Nursing Education or Nursing Administration.


Degree Requirements

​Course Requirements (please see specific tracks for the integration of these courses)

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 429PATHOPHYSIOLOGY & APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY4
NSG 481BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY4
NSG 554INFORMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS4
NSG 598GRADUATE RESEARCH SYNTHESIS4

Courses Counting Toward BS and MS

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 400THEORETICAL COMPONENTS OF NURSING (all tracks)4
NSG 401NURSING RESEARCH I (all tracks)4
NSG 428PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE (Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, AGNP tracks only)4
NSG 431HEALTH PROMOTION FOR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES (Nursing Administration track only)4
NSG 445NURSING PROFESSIONALISM, ADVOCACY, AND LEADERSHIP (Nursing Administration track only)4
NSG 446ETHICAL AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN NURSING (Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, AGNP tracks only)4
NSG 464HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE (all tracks)6
NSG 540CULTURE, ETHICS, AND POLICY ANALYSIS (Nursing Administration track only)4
NSG 554INFORMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS (Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, AGNP tracks only *)4

*NSG 554 is also a core course.

The non-nursing baccalaureate ADN student does not need to complete the BS in nursing but takes three undergraduate bridge courses (NSG 330, NSG 376, and NSG 377) to meet AACN Essentials of the Baccalaureate prepared Nurse before progressing to the graduate degree portion of the program. The BSN prepared nurse immediately begins in the graduate portion of the program.

Undergraduate Requirements

Where applicable, students must also complete the Baccalaureate requirements, including any Liberal Studies​ requirements​ not already met.

In anticipation of earning the MS, students must apply for degree conferral of the BS.

Track Requirements

​Students must also complete the requirements from one of the following tracks: Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. A student may complete a maximum of one track.

Content displayed from this DePaul University catalog page.

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