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Marquette University College of Nursing’s bachelor of science in nursing programs prepare women and men to be providers of care, leaders of care and members of the nursing profession. Upon graduation, students are well prepared to provide safe, high-quality nursing care, care that encompasses populations of all ages in a variety of health care settings. Graduates of our B.S.N. programs pass the national licensing exam on their first attempt at levels higher than the national average.
Marquette nursing programs prepare women and men to be providers of care, leaders of care and members of the nursing profession.
The baccalaureate program is an excellent foundation for continued graduate education in nursing.
As freshmen, students are admitted directly into the College of Nursing. Once admitted, students are guaranteed all required classes and clinical hours. This enables students to complete their degree in four years provided that academic performance is satisfactory. It also facilitates students to participate in College of Nursing activities throughout their undergraduate studies, allowing for gradual assimilation into the nursing profession.
The innovative and rigorous nursing curriculum includes these courses:
Students may pursue personal interests by selecting elective courses, including Veteran Health, nursing study abroad experiences and the Les Aspin Center for Government's internship program in Washington, D.C. Students may also choose to minor in an area of study (e.g., foreign language) or participate in the Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership Program (VANAP). Specialized program plans are developed for the minor in conjunction with the academic adviser.
Marquette offers multiple honors program options for high-ability undergraduate students. Nursing students can choose to take university or "Core" Honors, Nursing Disciplinary Honors, or both, referred to as Comprehensive Honors. Each student in the Nursing Disciplinary Honors Program selects a faculty mentor who helps the student with a capstone experience. Through the capstone project, students are able to demonstrate integration and application of the knowledge acquired during their four years at Marquette. Students who successfully complete Comprehensive Honors graduate with distinguished academic performance and receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honors.
The undergraduate program staff is located in Emory Clark, Room 112. The staff is available to assist students with their educational experience at Marquette. Their approach is guided by the Marquette tradition of cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Among the topics addressed by the undergraduate program office are enrollment, records and registration, academic and administrative requirements, courses and clinical placement information, advising, and graduation information. Contact the undergraduate program staff.