University and MSN Program Accreditations

At Marquette University, we uphold a continuous commitment to academic excellence, and it shows through our accreditations at the national, regional and state levels. By earning a degree from our College of Nursing, you can feel confident your education meets all of today’s professional nursing standards and prepares you to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.

Furthermore, your degree sets the foundation for earning certification in an advanced field of nursing such as adult acute care, pediatric primary care, or clinical nurse leadership. Should you decide to pursue a doctoral degree in nursing practice or research, your MSN degree or post-master’s certificate from Marquette University will be recognized.

University Accreditation

Marquette University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. Founded in 1895, HLC is an independent corporation that serves as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. To learn more about the HLC and its accreditation process, please call 800.621.7440 or visit

Nursing School Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the post-graduate certificate programs at Marquette University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, CCNE is a national, autonomous accrediting agency that contributes to the improvement of public health by confirming the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing.

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Wisconsin Board of Nursing Approval

The College of Nursing at Marquette University meets the approval of the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing (BON), located at 1400 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703. The board helps to ensure public safety by regulating nursing licensure and monitoring the quality of nursing programs in Wisconsin. To learn more about the standards of practice for registered nurses in the state of Wisconsin, please call 608.266.2112 or visit

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