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What is the difference between the 3+2 MENP versus a traditional BSN?
BSN programs are either 2+2 lower division (general education courses)/upper
division (nursing major courses) or 4 years with the nursing courses starting during
the first year or sophomore year. The BSN is the expected minimum standard in
most clinical settings. The MENP graduate gets a significantly stronger
preparation for nursing and preparation for continuing education in nursing (Doctor
of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). The MENP grad comes
out with greater knowledge and skills and greater job and educational
How do I know if a career as a Nurse is for me?
HLTH 120 course “Careers in HealthCare” and the HLTH 201 course “Introduction
to Health Science” can help you begin to understand the roles of various health
care professionals. You will want to register for the Pre-Health Program at
DePaul. By being in the Pre-Health Program, you will be invited to
pre-health events through the year, including visits by health care
professionals. Join a student organization, like the Pre-health Career Community,
to help you to network with students who have similar interests as your own.
What does that 4th year look like?
will technically be an undergraduate student taking graduate MENP classes at
the undergrad tuition rate during your senior year. This is a significant cost savings.
What happens if I don’t get accepted into the 3+2 MENP program?
the event you are not accepted into the 3+2 MENP program, you are still a
DePaul student and should complete your BS in Health Sciences – BioScience at
DePaul. You can still consider applying to the MENP program as a
traditional applicant, but it would be after your senior year.