Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing Program

Simulation labs with Marquette University's Direct Entry MSN program gives students hands-on experience before working with actual patientsOur Direct Entry MSN program near Kenosha leverages your non-nursing bachelor’s degree so you can jump right into professional nursing study (following your successful completion of the prerequisite courses).

The 18-21 month accelerated nursing program provides the academic foundation and clinical skills required to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

How the Accelerated Nursing Program Works

During the full-time, five-semester program, you will complete a rigorous blend of online and on-site curriculum—all framed within the context of Catholic, Jesuit values.

Our Blended Learning Model

  1. Online nursing theory courses allow you to learn anytime, anywhere.
  2. On-site labs in Pleasant Prairie, WI let you apply your nursing skills in a safe, mock clinical setting.
  3. Clinical rotations provide real-world experience in diverse healthcare settings.

While you can expect to devote a lot of time and energy to the program, our faculty and staff are readily available to help you keep pace every step of the way.

Post-Masters Advancement

After graduating from our Direct Entry MSN program and earning RN licensure, you can pursue an advanced nursing certificate through Marquette University. Our post-degree certification includes options for the following roles:

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nursing Administration
  • Nurse Midwife

Contact us for the complete details on our Direct Entry MSN program in Wisconsin.

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Interactive Online Courses

The blended format of the Direct Entry MSN program allows you to complete your didactic nursing courses online through Canvas, the interactive online learning platform that offers you flexibility.

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Hands-On Education

A critical component of your nursing education, your clinical rotations at top local health care facilities allow you to get the hands-on experience you need to master your nursing skills.

About Clinical Rotations