DePaul and Harper College to launch master's degree in nursing

Nursing students
Via a new partnership with Harper College, current RNs with an associate degree will now be able to move directly into DePaul’s graduate program in nursing.​ (DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)
DePaul will launch a new registered nurse to master of science in nursing program this fall at the University Center at Harper College. This will be the first master’s degree to be offered at Harper’s Palatine campus.

Current RNs with an associate degree will now be able to move directly into DePaul’s graduate program in nursing. Students in the RN to MS program will first complete a bachelor of science in nursing degree and then choose one of three professional tracks at the master’s level: family nurse practitioner, adult-gerontology nurse practitioner or nurse educator.​

The DePaul program will be offered in a hybrid model, with one course per term taking place at the University Center and one offered online. This format allows working nurses the flexibility they need to balance the demands of work, home and school. The program takes three to four years depending on the track.

“Our partnership with Harper is designed to provide a seamless academic experience for nurses in the region so they can progress from the associate degree all the way through the master’s degree level on-site at Harper’s University Center,” says Matthew Sorenson, director of DePaul’s School of Nursing.