Direct Entry M.S.N. 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 with a specialty focus as an advanced practice nurse or nurse leader.
Master's degree specialties that may be pursued include:
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Dual Primary Care and Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Health Systems Leadership
A.D.N. Direct Entry Frequently Asked Questions
Admission requirements include the following:
- Baccalaureate degree
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater, using a 4.0 system
- Associate degree in nursing with GPA of 3.0 or above, using a 4.0 system
- GRE scores (waived with a 3.2 GPA or higher)
- Three recommendation forms (included in the online application)
- Resume and written statement of professional goals, including reasons for pursuing graduate study
- Completion of Marquette University Graduate School application, indicating you have an A.D.N. and a B.S./B.A. degree
- Official transcripts
- Completion of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better:
- Anatomy and Physiology* 5–6 credits
- Chemistry or Biochemistry or Biology or Microbiology* 5–6 credits
- Behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology) 3 credits
- Statistics (including inferential analysis)** 3 credits
* Prerequisites preferred within last five years.
** Statistics must be taken within five years of your start date.
- Must be registered as a professional nurse in the United States and licensed in Wisconsin
After admission you will be required to complete the following undergraduate courses before enrolling in any specialty graduate option course:
- NURS 5931 Topics in Nursing (Community Health Clinical) 3 credits
- NURS 6010 Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing 3 credits
- NURS 6100 Community and Population Health Nursing 3 credits
- HEAL 6825 Quality & Patient Safety in Health Care 3 credits
These undergraduate courses do not count as graduate electives.