College of Nursing

From the Dean

College of Nursing website


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.

The bachelor of science in nursing, master of science in nursing, doctor of nursing practice and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Marquette University College of Nursing are accredited by:

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 887-6791

The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374
(240) 485-1800

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
10275 W. Higgins Road, Suite 906
Rosemont, IL 60018-5603
(224) 275-9130

Marquette meets the quality standards for initial licensure as a registered nurse and certification for roles as nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives and nurse practitioners in adult-gerontology and pediatrics with specializations in both acute and primary care.

Dr. Jill Guttormson BSN, MSN, PhD
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.