DePaul MENP Winter 2012 - page 5

I have applied to the DePaul Master's Entry Nursing Program for Winter 2012. I have not heard anything from them yet and I was wondering if anyone else had applied or heard anything?... Read More

  1. by   oskar
    I only see class of 2012, can someone post the link? Apparently I'm having issues!
  2. by   katy.l
    I'm not seeing it either!
  3. by   KC9485
    I have a question for any students currently enrolled in DePaul's MENP program, or students researching this program. Upon completing the MENP, do you receive a masters in nursing? Or are you just a RN? I guess I'm confused as to the advantages over accelerated BSN programs, or getting an associates degree at a city college. In 2015, nurse practitioners will be required to have a PhD. Will this have any affect on this program? Currently, I believe if you are enrolled in a nurse practitioner program prior to 2015, you will not be required to get a doctoral degree to be a nurse practitioner. Upon being accepted into this program, are we able to continue on to receive a nurse practitioner license without obtaining a doctoral degree? Does anyone know the answer to this? Also, is there any information out there on starting salaries for this program versus for say Loyola's Accelerated BSN program? Thanks!
  4. by   rykki
    @ KC9485, Yes, you do receive a master's in nursing upon graduation from DePaul's program. The advantage of a masters vs an accelerated or associate's in nursing is obviously the difference in pay (maybe not right away, but overall in your career). Besides that, you will have a better time finding a job upon graduation with a master's than with just an associate's. Also, it will prepare you for if/when you want to pursue advanced practice nursing. And the time difference between a masters vs. an accelerated is only by a few/several months, so I personally believe it's worth it unless you are really in a time crunch to graduate. As for NP programs that aren't at the doctorate level, it is to my understanding that they will be "grandfathered in." The other answers to your question you can just easily Google. Just so you know, this is based on the info I've gathered after research, I am not a seasoned nurse with years of experience.