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Nursing is the fastest growing occupation in the US. A registered nurse (RN) combines science and technology with people skills like communication, problem solving, teaching and compassion. Caring for the sick is only one aspect of what a nurse does. Today's RNs work to promote health, prevent disease, help patients and their families cope with illness, emergencies, and long-term disease, and make healthier communities. Currently, there are 104 specialty areas in nursing along with a number of advanced degrees.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
National League for Nursing
Students applying to nursing school can apply through the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS), however, not all schools utilize the CAS system. If a school does not use the NursingCAS students must apply directly to each individual school. Students should check each school's requirements and application process carefully.
NursingCAS Cost: The application is $65.00 for the 1st program and $35.00 for each additional program.
Typically students who are interested in pursuing an accelerated nursing program are required to take the Graduate Records Examination (GRE).
Cost: The GRE is $205.00
Graduate Records Examination
PowerPrep II Software (Free)
It is important for students to check each school's requirements carefully as some schools will require courses not listed below. For more information about a specific program, please contact the school directly.
Master's Entry Nursing Programs:
University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor's Entry Nursing Programs:
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
Chicago State University
Illinois State University
Loyola University Chicago
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
St. Xavier University
Students should meet with their academic advisor and pre-health advisor each quarter to make sure they are taking the correct courses for their major/professional interest. Below is a sample timeline and should not be used to replace meeting with an academic advisor.
Program is only open to Pathways Honors students. Student should meet with their academic advisor and pre-health advisor each quarter to make sure they are taking the correct courses for their major/professional interest. Below is a sample timeline and should not be used to replace meeting with an academic advisor.
Little Sisters of the Poor
Sunrise Senior Living
Ann and Robert H. Lurie - Chicago's Hospital of Children
Cook County Health and Hospital Systems
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Weiss Memorial Hospital
Unfortunately, because not all nursing programs utilize the central application system, Pre-Health Advising is unable to track DePaul graduates who matriculate to nursing programs.
Most nursing schools require a minimum 3.0 Cumulative and Science GPA.
DePaul University does NOT have a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Program (BSN)
It is important for students to check each school's requirements
carefully as some schools will require information not listed above. For
more information about a specific program, please contact the school