Program AdvisorTaylor Rose Pamperin
The Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing program 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.
The program is offered in two delivery models: in-person at the Milwaukee campus or hybrid with a combination of distance learning and in-person clinicals, skills labs and clinical simulations through our Pleasant Prairie site.
Marquette University College of Nursing believes 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 Direct Entry M.S.N. curriculum is designed to facilitate graduate nursing education and accommodate adult learners.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Applicants are encouraged to submit all application materials well in advance of the cycle end date to allow adequate time for application verification by NursingCAS and to ensure receipt of all materials (e.g., professional recommendations, academic transcripts). Only applications that are complete and have been verified by the cycle end date will be reviewed for admission to the program.
Applicants are encouraged to review the complete admission and application requirements in the Marquette University Graduate School Bulletin. The list below is a synopsis of these requirements:
1. Baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing with a degree conferral GPA of 3.000 or above, using a 4.000 system.
2. GRE scores (General Test only). Waived if applicant already has a master’s degree or if undergraduate GPA is 3.200 or above.
3. Completion of three recommendation forms.
4. Completion of the following prerequisite courses with grade of C or above.
5. Resume and written statement of professional goals.
6. Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities.
7. (For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
8. Completed application form and fee online directly to NursingCAS.
Students admitted to the Milwaukee and Pleasant Prairie locations are required to pay a non-refundable $500 deposit, which is applied toward tuition.