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About Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit nonprofit university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ranked #51 in the nation by US News and World Report for nursing, Marquette aspires to be among the most innovative and accomplished universities in the world.

Marquette’s educational mission is to:

  1. Promote a life of faith
  2. Search for truth through discovery and shared knowledge
  3. Foster personal and professional excellence
  4. Develop leadership to serve others
  5. Pursue the greater glory of God and the common benefit of the human community

Marquette University's campus in MilwaukeeHistory of Marquette University

Marquette University first opened its doors in 1881. Starting off as a dream of the Most Rev. John Martin Henni, the first Catholic bishop of Milwaukee, Marquette has served as an academy of learning for more than 130 years.

Key Points in Marquette’s History

In 1912, Marquette opened a nursing school and began offering a three-year nursing certificate. The first graduating class had 18 nursing students.

In 1936, the College of Nursing expanded to offer a four-year baccalaureate nursing degree.

Today, more than 75 years later, Marquette offers a range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral nursing degrees.

The Master of Science in Nursing degree program began in 1938, and the ACNP program has been offered since 1998.

Marquette University in Indianapolis

To further Marquette University’s educational mission, the College of Nursing partnered with St.Vincent Health in Indianapolis to provide a direct-entry Adult-Older Adult Acute Care NP (ACNP) program. The ACNP program is available to BSN-educated nurses interested in expanding their career to become a nurse practitioner.

St.Vincent Health Partnership

Through Marquette’s partnership with St.Vincent Health in Indianapolis, ACNP students complete online coursework through Marquette University and clinical rotations through a one-on-one preceptorship in the St.Vincent Health network.

If you are interested in more information about the program or would like to speak someone about program eligibility, contact an admissions adviser today at (866) 891-8443.

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An Accredited University

Choosing an accredited university and nursing program means you are ensured a high-quality education that meets the standards established by the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Marquette's Acute Care NP Program

Through a prestigious partnership between St.Vincent Health and Marquette, currently-employed BSN-educated registered nurses can expand their education with a Master of Science in Nursing. Online learning and an established preceptorship allow you to continue to make a difference while broadening your nurses skills with a specialty in acute care.

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