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Direct Entry Master's (MSN) for Non-Nurses: Generalist Entry Master's (GEM) Program
The direct entry master's (MSN) for non-nurses: generalist entry master's (GEM) program at Rush University College of Nursing comprehensively prepares students in a two-year, full-time curriculum to be a graduate (MSN) registered nurse (RN) clinician with a focus in clinical leadership. Graduates are prepared to function at a high level in inpatient, out-patient and community settings.
  • For more information about the Direct Entry Master's (MSN) for Non-Nurses: Generalist Entry Master's (GEM) program, visit our GEM program page.
DNP in Systems Leadership  

The DNP in systems leadership is designed for master's prepared nurses who wish to gain expertise in outcomes improvement and leading change at a systems/organizational level. This knowledge can be applied to clinical, educational, or health policy issues in practice or academic environments.

DNP in Leadership to Enhance Population Health Outcomes
The focus of this post-MSN DNP program is on the development of population-based knowledge and skills to enhance clinical health outcomes for patients, aggregates, and populations. This knowledge and skill set can be used across specialty areas to assess the health and illness needs of clinical populations and develop, implement, and evaluate population-focused interventions to address these needs.
Scholarship Information
  1. Scholarships Available for Diverse and Underrepresented Students in Nursing
  2. Grant and Scholarship Opportunities
These sessions cover a wide range of our DNP specialty programs and the MSN for RNs: Clinical Nurse Leader program.  
These general sessions are held the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. and cover all degree options.
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St, Room 976
Chicago IL, 60612 
*If you have questions about these programs or any programs offered by the College of Nursing, please e-mail the admissions staff at

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