Master of Science In Nursing (M.S.N.) Graduate Program

The following Master of Science in Nursing programs are offered through the College of Nursing:

Master of Science in Nursing

This program is designed for nurses with baccalaureate degrees in nursing and prepares students for specialty roles in advanced nursing practice and nursing leadership. Graduates of these specialty programs are academically eligible to seek professional certification in one of these roles.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Specializations

The Master of Science in Nursing prepares nurses with a BSN for advanced practice roles in nursing with the following options. 

Option/Curricula

Option Coordinator/Email

Phone

Adult - Gerontology Acute Care NP

Debra Casper, M.S.N., ACNP

(414) 288-3871

 

Adult - Gerontology Primary Care NP

Madeline Schmidt, D.N.P., ANP-BC

(414) 288-3870

Adult - Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Christine Shaw, Ph.D., FNP-BC, ANP-BC

(414) 288-3843

Pediatric Primary Care NP

Kristin Haglund, Ph.D., FNP, PNP-BC

(414) 288-3824

Pediatric Acute Care NP

Christine Schindler, Ph. D., RN, CPNP-PC, AC

(414) 288-6179

Dual Pediatric Primary and Acute Care NP

Kristin Haglund, Ph.D., FNP, PNP-BC

 

Christine Schindler, Ph. D., RN, CPNP-PC, AC

(414) 288-3824

(414) 288-6179

Nurse Midwifery

Lisa Hanson, Ph.D., RN, CNM, APNP, FAAN, FACNM

 

(414) 288-3841


Direct Entry Master of Science for Non-nurses

This program offers a generalist master of science in nursing to students with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree. Graduates of this program are academically prepared to take the national licensing examination as a registered nurse (NCLEX).

Our full-time, 5-semester program is designed for non-nursing graduates — individuals who hold baccalaureate degrees in fields other than nursing. This program builds upon the student's broad educational preparation and provides an intense, accelerated, and specialized nursing curriculum to meet the student's career goals. Upon completion of the DE M.S.N. program and successfully attaining their registered nursing license, students are encouraged to consider continuing their education in one of our post-master’s specialty certificate programs.


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.

Direct Entry Master of Science for A.D.N. Nurses

This program is designed for A.D.N. nurses who have baccalaureate degrees in a non-nursing discipline. Graduates are prepared for specialty roles in advanced nursing practice or nursing leadership and makes them academically eligible to seek professional certification in one of these specialty nursing roles.

Graduates of the M.S.N. program will be able to:

  • Use data and analytical processes to discover, critique and/or synthesize nursing knowledge for the continued improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
  • Integrate pertinent theories, research and other evidence, as well as patient and population perspectives to guide master’s-level nursing practice.
  • Effectively use varied modes of communication, informatics and technology to promote safe and high-quality patient care.
  • Initiate, maintain and promote intra- and interprofessional collaboration.
  • Demonstrate leadership in ethical and clinical decision-making using a system’s perspective.
  • Provides culturally appropriate evidence-based clinical prevention and population health to individuals, families and aggregates.

Frequently asked questions

Master of science degree in nursing — FAQ

For further information

Graduate Programs
Inquiry

Taylor Rose Pamperin
Graduate Program Advisor

taylorrose.pamperin@marquette.edu