Marquette University

Graduate School

Nursing

Address:

PO Box 1881

Olin Engineering Center, 501

Milwaukee, WI 53201

United States

Phone:

(414) 288-7137

Fax:

(414) 288-1901

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Nursing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The master of science in nursing program prepares nurses for roles in advanced nursing practice. Graduates are academically eligible to seek formal professional certification.

The advanced practice nursing: adult-older adult acute care nurse practitioner specialization prepares the student to apply advanced clinical assessment skills to complex health problems commonly encountered by acutely ill adults across the health care continuum. Graduate will be academically eligible to take the national certification examination for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

The advanced practice nursing: adult-older adult primary care nurse practitioner and the advanced practice nursing: adult-older adult primary care clinical nurse specialist specializations prepare the student for the care of adults, including knowledge of human responses, health promotion and disease prevention, advanced physical assessment, diagnosis and management of health problems. Graduate will be academically eligible to take the national certification exam for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist.

The advanced practice nursing: nurse-midwifery specialization prepares the student for independent management of essentially normal newborns and women during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods and for gynecologic care throughout the life-span. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national certification examination of the American Midwifery Certification Board, Inc.

The advanced practice nursing: pediatric acute care nurse practitioner specialization prepares the student for independent management of children and families seeking health care for acute to critically ill problems. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national certification examination for Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

The advanced practice nursing: pediatric primary care nurse practitioner specialization prepares the student for independent management of children and families seeking health care for simple to complex health problems. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national certification examination for Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

The clinical nurse leader specialization prepares the student to have competence in clinical outcomes management and health care environment management. Students complete core M.S.N. courses and a combination of illness management and health care systems leadership courses. These graduates remain at the point of care and assure patients receive health care in a safe, cost effective, timely manner by implementing lateral integration of care services. Graduates are academically eligible to take the AACN CNL® Certification Examination.

The systems leadership and healthcare quality specialization prepares the student for the administration of nursing services in a variety of health care organizations. Graduates will be academically eligible to take the national certification examination for Nursing Administration.

The second degree master’s program for non-nursing graduates is designed for those individuals who hold baccalaureate degrees in fields other than nursing and who wish to become nurses. The program builds upon the student’s broad educational preparation and provides an intense, accelerated nursing curriculum to meet the student’s career goals. Tuition information for this program can be found in the Graduate Bulletin, as it differs from other graduate programs. Students interested in a master's program for non-nursing graduates and completing coursework online should explore the online-based Direct Entry MSN program in Pleasant Prairie.

This second degree direct entry for A.D.N. nurses 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.

Accreditation:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

International applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency. ?With the exception of Second Degree Direct Entry M.S.N. applicants, all applicants must be registered in the United States as a professional nurse. Graduates of nursing schools in foreign countries must successfully complete the certification program administered by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools and must be licensed in Wisconsin.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,075 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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