"Save one life and you’re a hero.
Save one hundred lives and you’re a nurse." - Anonymous
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The master of science in nursing prepares nurses with a BSN for advanced practice roles in nursing. Students can specialize in acute care nurse practitioner, adults, adult-gerontology, children, nurse midwifery and health care systems leadership.
Our master of science in nursing program offers a variety of specializations, offered to individuals who have completed their BSN and MSN and want to further their learning in a specialized area. Click below to learn more about our offerings.
Care for acutely ill patients, ages 13 and up, in a variety of settings such as acute care facilities, specialty practice offices and skilled care.
Care includes health promotion, advanced physical assessment, diagnosis and management of health problems in patients ages 13 and up in a clinic setting.
Prepares students for independent management of women at low risk during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods and for primary and gynecologic care of women throughout the life span.
Prepare for leadership, administrative and executive roles through understanding health systems, clinical operations, and strategic thinking.
Prepares the student to manage complex chronically ill, acutely ill and critically ill children.
Prepares the student for advanced practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Graduates are prepared to independently provide health care for children and families, from simple to complex health issues, usually in primary care settings.
Practice as a dual-trained pediatric acute care/primary care nurse practitioner. Graduates are prepared to manage well children, pediatric acute and episodic illnesses, complex chronically ill, acutely ill and critically ill children.
Do you have a baccalaureate degrees in fields other than nursing and wish to become a nurse? The program builds upon the student’s broad educational preparation and provides an intense, accelerated nursing curriculum to meet the student’s career goals.
Taylor Rose Pamperin
Graduate Program Advisor
phone: (414) 288-5632
Nov. 15 - For spring admission: MSN specialties; Direct Entry MSN for Non-nurses (Pleasant Prairie campus only)
Dec. 15 - For summer admission: Direct Entry MSN for Non-nurses (Milwaukee campus only)
Feb. 15 - For fall admission: MSN specialties; Direct Entry MSN for Non-nurses (Pleasant Prairie campus only)
MSN specialty and Direct Entry MSN (Pleasant Prairie campus) applicants who apply after the Feb. 15 deadline will be considered on a space-available basis for fall admission, provided their application is complete by June 1.
MSN applicants are not eligible for summer admission.
For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), visit the departmental financial aid webpage. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.
Tuition information for the Master of Science in Nursing — Second Degree Direct Entry for Non-Nurses program can be found in the Graduate Bulletin, as it differs from other graduate programs.