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Earn a Second-Degree MSN

Earn your MSN in 19-21 months with Marquette University, recently named #21 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs, and begin a new career as a nursing leader.

Marquette University Direct Entry MSN Program

If you have always wanted to become a nurse, now is the perfect time to change careers. Not only are nurses in high demand, our Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing program can help you change careers sooner.

Our Direct Entry MSN program lets you transition into a career in nursing in 19–21 months by leveraging your non-nursing bachelor’s degree and cumulative 3.0 GPA in your conferred Baccalaureate Degree.

After graduating from the program and passing the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam, you’ll have the best possible preparation in place to pursue an exciting and diverse range of career opportunities.

The Direct Entry MSN program includes:

  • Coursework designed to accommodate diverse learning styles and maximize student understanding; hybrid online or traditional.
  • A high-fidelity simulation center where you’ll hone your skills in a safe environment mimicking a real clinical setting.
  • Clinical practice at some of the top health care facilities in Metro Milwaukee, Southeast Wisconsin, and Northeast Illinois.

Use Your Non-Nursing Degree

Start Today with One of Our 3 Start Dates Per Year

Featuring hybrid online or traditional coursework, a combined overall 2021 NCLEX pass rate of 93% for first-time test takers across all MSN programs and a unique blend of advanced nursing courses, hands-on labs and real-world clinical practice, a future in nursing is closer than you think with our Direct Entry MSN program.

With a master’s degree from Marquette, you will graduate ready to access more opportunities to continue your education, pursue advanced practice certifications and step forward as a nursing leader.

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On-Campus or Hybrid-Online

Learn about nursing theory in a format that works for you—hybrid-online or in-person.

Hands-on Labs

Apply advanced nursing skills using high fidelity manikins in a controlled setting.

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Clinical Rotations

Gain real-world patient care experience helping nurses in diverse health care settings.

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