Rush University

College of Nursing

Generalist Entry Master's (GEM) in Nursing for Non-Nurses


600 South Paulina Street

Chicago, IL 60612

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Generalist Entry Master's (GEM) in Nursing for Non-Nurses

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Generalist Entry Master's (GEM) in Nursing at Rush University College of Nursing comprehensively prepares students to be graduate nurse clinicians with a focus in clinical leadership. Graduates are prepared to function at a high level in inpatient, out-patient and community settings. This program is for students who already have a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing. Students receive a generalist education in nursing at the graduate level and are conferred a Master's degree upon graduation. The program of study is a fast-paced, full-time curriculum. It is just under 2 years in length with the last term spent in a residency experience. A combination of classroom and clinical coursework is provided throughout the program. Students have rich clinical experiences with adults, children and older adults in a variety of health care settings. Graduates are eligible to sit for RN licensure and Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification. Students are prepared not for specialist practice, but rather as clinical leader generalists who will actively improve the quality of patient care across the health care continuum.


The Rush University College of Nursing was re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in 2009. The College was accredited for ten years through 2019, the maximum granted by CCNE.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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