Master of Science in Nursing

Program for Non-Nursing Graduates

The Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing 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 an intense, accelerated and specialized nursing curriculum preparing students to take the NCLEX examination and to earn a master of science degree in nursing. Course work prepares graduates for Clinical Nurse Leader certification exam.

Marquette nursing faculty believe that leadership in providing an academically, fiscally and socially responsible health care system to facilitate educational mobility of individuals is an important component of the university's mission. The Direct Entry MSN curriculum is designed to facilitate graduate nursing education and accommodate adult learners.

With the addition of our off-campus location in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, individuals living closer to Chicago can earn the same quality Direct Entry MSN education that is available in Milwaukee. The primary difference is that the nursing theory course work takes place online instead of in a traditional classroom environment.

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

Marquette University's College of Nursing developed a master's program of study for nurses who have an associate degree in nursing and also have a bachelor's degree in disciplines other than nursing. This is a program to which each student is admitted as a special case.

Admission Requirements

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