Marquette University College of Nursing graduate education prepares students for professional leadership roles in advanced nursing, nursing education and nursing research. Students obtain training in critical thinking, communication, therapeutic nursing interventions, ethical competence and multicultural competence.
The latest graduate school rankings from U.S. News and World Report show Marquette programs ranking among the best in the country. The midwifery program in the College of Nursing is 19th nationally, and the graduate program itself is listed in the top 10% of graduate nursing programs, ranking 44th out of 442 schools.
Our master of science in nursing program offers specialization options that include clinical nurse leader, health care systems leadership, and advanced practice specialties in nurse-midwifery, children, adults, older adults and acute care.
The College of Nursing developed a program of study for nurses who have associate degrees in nursing and degrees in disciplines other than nursing. This is a program to which each student is admitted as a special case.
The master's program for non-nursing graduates is designed for 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 and specialized nursing curriculum to meet the student's career goals.
The focus of the doctor of nursing practice program is advanced practice preparation at the very highest level. D.N.P. students can specialize in pediatrics-primary care, pediatrics-acute care, adults, older adults, acute care-adults, nurse-midwifery and health care systems leadership.
The Ph.D. in nursing degree program, designed to develop teacher-scholars, is built upon the master's-level nursing foundation. Doctoral students develop research skills necessary for the discovery and use of new nursing knowledge and the preparation for teaching roles. The program's primary focus is on vulnerable populations — those persons at risk for adverse health outcomes. Graduates will be competent in creating impact strategies for health disparities affecting our nation.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has a new publication, “Your Guide to Graduate Nursing Programs,” a reference for students and practicing nurses who are considering graduate level nursing education. For more information regarding the different graduate nursing education options, click here.
Marquette is committed to diversity in its student population, faculty and staff. We take pride in our personalized approach with students and quality of all program offerings.
Maureen E. O'Brien, Ph.D., R.N., P.C.N.S.-B.C.
Clark Hall, 267
Mary Ann Lough, Ph.D., R.N.
Director of Graduate Program Operations
Margaret J. Bull, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Director of the Ph.D. Program
Graduate Program Coordinator
Program and Communication Coordinator
The master of science in nursing prepares nurses for advanced roles in nursing. Students can specialize in acute care nurse practitioner, adults, older adults, children, nurse-midwifery, health care systems leadership and clinical nurse leader.
Adult - Older Adult Acute Care
|Dr. Mary Stauberfirstname.lastname@example.org||(414) 288-3871|
Adult - Older Adult Primary Care
|Dr. Christine Shawemail@example.com||(414) 288-3843|
Adult - Older Adult Clinical Nurse Leader
|Dr. Mary Ann Loughfirstname.lastname@example.org||(414) 288-3828|
Pediatrics Primary Care
|Dr. Maureen O'Brienemail@example.com||(414) 288-3869|
Pediatrics Acute Care
|Dr. Christine Schindlerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Dr. Leona VandeVusse
(Prospective students contact Dr. Karen Robinson)
Systems Leadership & Healthcare Quality
|Dr. Kathy Bobayemail@example.com||(414) 288-3851|
The College of Nursing developed this program of study for nurses who have associate degrees in nursing and degrees in disciplines other than nursing.
The program is designed for non-nursing graduates — for individuals who hold baccalaureate degrees in fields other than nursing. The pre-M.S.N. phase includes 52 credits of undergraduate nursing theory and practice and nine graduate credits. At the completion of the 59 credits, students are eligible to complete the NCLEX (professional licensure exam in the State of Wisconsin). Students then complete the M.S.N. requirements in a specialty area.
The joint M.B.A./M.S.N. program leads to a master of science in nursing with a specialization in health care systems leadership and M.B.A. degree. The programs cover the functional areas of business and prepare nurses for roles in nursing administration.