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
- Completion of Marquette University Graduate School application, indicating you have an A.D.N. and a B.S./B.A. degree
- 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