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Graduate Student Handbook

 

The Generalist Master of Science program (GEM) 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.

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 GEM curriculum is designed to facilitate graduate nursing education and accommodate adult learners.

Generalist Master’s Degree for Non-Nursing Majors


Program highlights

Admission requirements

Admission process

Prospective students need to complete the application for the master of science in nursing program for non-nursing graduates via Nursing CAS. The application deadline is December 15 for the following May start date. Classes begin the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Full-time enrollment is required to complete the 75-credit program. At the end of 15 months (63 credits), students are eligible to take the NCLEX examination and be licensed in Wisconsin only. At the completion of 75 credits, graduates are eligible to take the CNL Certification Examination and to take the NCLEX Examination.

Progression requirements

A GPA of 3.0 is required each semester and in summer modules for continuation in the program and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better must be maintained throughout the program.

New Careers in Nursing Program 2014-2015

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) have funded schools of nursing across the U.S., including Marquette University College of Nursing, through the RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). NCIN was launched in 2008 to address the national nursing shortage, develop a demographically representative nursing workforce, and fuel the pipeline of nurse faculty leaders.

The NCIN program enables schools of nursing to expand student capacity in accelerated baccalaureate and master’s programs while building a more diverse workforce ready to serve the needs of a changing patient population. Schools receiving funding through NCIN provide scholarships directly to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

In February 2015, further information about the NCIN Scholars program will be distributed to all students who have applied by the December 15th deadline.



SAMPLE COURSE PLAN

Summer Year One  

NURS 6001   Health Assessment & Fundamentals I

3
NURS 6002   Health Assessment and Fundamentals II 4
NURS 6010  Research and Evidence as a Foundation For Nursing 3
NURS 6030   Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
   

Fall semester year one:

 

NURS 5701   Nursing Concepts and Intervention, Adults/Older Adults I Theory

3

NURS 5900   Family-centered Nursing of Children Theory

3
NURS 5963  Nursing Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions Practicum 4
NURS 6005   Concepts and Interventions for the Promotion of Mental Health 3
NURS 6015   Pharmacotherapeutics for Nursing Practice 3

HEAL 6825   Quality and Patient Safety in Health Care

3
   

Spring semester year one:

 
NURS 5600   Community and Population Health Nursing 3

NURS 5803   Maternity Nursing and Women’s Health Theory

3
NURS 6000   Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 3
HEAL 6049   Outcomes Management 3
NURS 6200   Nursing Concepts and Intervention, Adults/Older Adults II Theory 3
NURS 6246   Nursing Care for Patients with Acute Conditions Practicum 4
   

Summer year two:

 

NURS 6007   Ethics, Policy and Health Care Advocacy

3
NURS 6009   Organizational and Systems Leadership   3
NURS 6244   Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 3
NURS 6964   Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum I 3
   
   

Fall semester year two:

 
NURS 6032   Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Pratice 3
NURS 6035 /6535  Advanced Health Care Assessment (Adults/Older Adults or Pediatrics) 3
HEAL 6835    Informatics, Technology and Professional Issues 3
NURS 6964   Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum II 3

TOTAL for GEM = 75 credits

 



Post-master's certificate program

As a GEM graduate, you are eligible to apply for a post-master's certificate in advanced nursing practice. Credits required depend on the specialty selected but will range from 18-28 credits. Note that some options require a year of practice before beginning clinical practice courses. Individuals considering post-master's certificate programs at Marquette University must attain professional nursing licensure in the State of Wisconsin.


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