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Direct Entry Master's (MSN) for Non-Nurses: Generalist Entry Master's (GEM) Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Program

Designed for the student who has already completed a bachelor's degree in an area other than nursing, the Direct Entry Masters of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) for non-nurses: Generalist Entry Master's (GEM) clinical nurse leader (CNL) program engages students in a two-year, full-time curriculum, to be awarded a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, which focuses on clinical leadership, and prepares students to successfully sit for the NCLEX (RN licensure exam). In addition to being prepared to function at a high level as a nurse in inpatient, out-patient, and community settings, students are also poised to pursue advanced-practice programs, such as the NP/DNP or PhD programs. Click on the "More" link to see the detailed program information.



College of Nursing Affiliated Colleges and Universities

Graduates from all accredited colleges and universities are welcome to apply to Rush’s GEM program. Rush University College of Nursing is affiliated with a number of institutions of higher learning. Upon meeting the admission requirements of Rush, applicants are qualified to receive a guaranteed admission to the direct entry master's (MSN) for non-nurses: generalist entry master's (GEM)clinical nurse leader (CNL) program.


Hear From GEM Alumni About Their Current Nursing Position While on Their Path to an Advanced Practice DNP Degree

Hear from GEM alumni about their current nursing position while on their path to an advanced practice DNP degree.



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