From the Dean
Marquette University College of Nursing, founded in 1936, has more than 8,000 alumni making a difference in health care every day, nationwide. Marquette nurses embody the Jesuit traditions of living lives of faith, promoting excellence, becoming leaders and serving others. As such, Marquette nursing is an integral part of the university's Catholic, Jesuit mission.
Marquette faculty are expert teachers, recognized clinicians and accomplished researchers. They are at the forefront of developing evidence on which nurses base their practice. All of these individuals come together in the classroom to teach, mentor and demonstrate the highest level of professional nursing practice for our students.
Marquette offers many innovative programs that address the challenges seen in health care today: bachelor of science in nursing, master of science in nursing, post-master’s certificates, doctorate of nursing practice and doctor of philosophy. All programs uniquely qualify the Marquette graduate to assume leadership roles in the profession.
Marquette nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, as well as specialty accreditation from the American College of Nurse-Midwifery for the Nurse-Midwifery program. Marquette meets the quality standards for initial licensure as a registered nurse and certification for roles as health care systems leaders, clinical nurse leaders, or advanced practice nurses in: adult, older adult, children or nurse-midwifery.
Donna McCarthy, PhD, RN, FAAN
Interim Dean, College of Nursing
College Mission Statement
Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.