Master of Science in Nursing

Program for Non-Nursing Graduates

The Generalist Master of Science program for non-nursing graduates is designed for individuals who hold baccalaureate degrees in fields other than nursing. The 75-credit program builds upon previous, broad educational preparation and provides intense, accelerated and specialized nursing curriculum preparing students to take the NCLEX examination upon completion of 63 credits and to earn a Master of Science degree in nursing upon completion of the total 75 credits.

With the additional leadership competencies you will achieve during the last semester of the program, you will be well-positioned to seek employment in many health care settings. You will have the competencies necessary to practice at the microsystem level, providing point-of-care delivery with a focus on safety, quality and improved outcomes. Graduates are also eligible to take the National Certification Examination to be certified as a clinical nurse leader. You may also wish to apply for a post-master’s certificate in one of the many specialties that Marquette offers.

Marquette nursing faculty believe that leadership in providing an academically, fiscally and socially responsible health care system and facilitating educational mobility of individuals are important components of the university’s mission. The Generalist Master of Science curriculum is designed to facilitate graduate nursing education and to accommodate adult learners.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, see the Master of Science in Nursing-Second Degree Direct Entry for Non-nurses Web page.

Second Degree Direct Entry for A.D.N. Nurses

This program facilitates students who have an associate’s degree in nursing and also have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than nursing to complete a master of science in nursing degree.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, see the R.N. direct-entry M.S.N. Web page.