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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. 

Master of science

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.

R.N. direct entry

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.

Direct-entry M.S.N. for non-nursing majors

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.

D.N.P.

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.

Ph.D. in nursing

The Ph.D. in nursing degree program, designed to develop teacher-scholars, accepts both post BSN and post MSN students. 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 strategies that impact health disparities affecting our nation.

Guide to Graduate Nursing Programs

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.
Associate Dean
(414) 288-3869
Clark Hall, 267
maureen.obrien@marquette.edu

Margaret J. Bull, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Director of the Ph.D. Program
(414) 288-3817
margaret.bull@marquette.edu

Karen Nest
Graduate Program Coordinator
(414) 288-3810
karen.nest@marquette.edu

Tionne Reed
Program and Communication Coordinator
(414) 288-3869
tionne.reed@marquette.edu


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Master of science in nursing (M.S.N.)

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.

Option Option Coordinator Email Phone

Adult - Older Adult Acute Care

Dr. Mary Stauber mary.stauber@mu.edu (414) 288-3871

Adult - Older Adult Primary Care

Dr. Christine Shaw christine.shaw@mu.edu (414) 288-3843

Adult - Older Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist

Dr. Christine Shaw christine.shaw@mu.edu (414) 288-3843

Pediatric Primary Care

Dr. Norah Johnson norah.johnson@mu.edu (414) 288-3857

Pediatric Acute Care

Dr. Christine Schindler christine.schindler@mu.edu

Nurse-Midwifery

Dr. Leona VandeVusse

(Prospective students, contact Dr. Karen Robinson)

leona.vandevusse@mu.edu

karen.robinson@mu.edu

(414) 288-3844

(414) 288-4535

Clinical Nurse Leader

Dr. Kathy Bobay kathleen.bobay@mu.edu (414) 288-3851

Systems Leadership & Healthcare Quality

Dr. Kathy Bobay kathleen.bobay@mu.edu (414) 288-3851



M.B.A./M.S.N.

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.


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The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center

The center is designed as a nurse managed health center, under the auspices of the Marquette University College of Nursing, providing community access to health care services while enhancing educational opportunities for nursing students. Learn more about MNHC.