The Marquette University College of Nursing’s bachelor of science in nursing programs prepare women and men to be Providers of Care, Leaders of Care and Members of the Nursing Profession. Upon graduation, students are well-prepared to provide safe high-quality nursing care, care that encompasses populations of all ages in a variety of health care settings. Graduates of the B.S.N. programs consistently pass the national licensing exam on their first attempt at levels higher than the national average. The baccalaureate program is an excellent foundation for continued graduate education in nursing.
As freshmen, students are admitted directly into the College of Nursing. Once admitted, students are guaranteed all required classes and clinical hours. This enables students to complete their degree in four years provided that academic performance is satisfactory. It also facilitates students to participate in College of Nursing activities throughout their undergraduate studies, allowing for gradual assimilation into the nursing profession.
The innovative and rigorous nursing curricula includes courses in basic, social and nursing sciences and classes that fulfill the requirements of Marquette’s core course of study. Course methodologies include lectures; seminars; and laboratory, clinical and simulated learning experiences. These methodologies facilitate students to develop strong clinical reasoning and decision-making abilities. Students may pursue personal interests by selecting elective courses, including study abroad experiences and the Les Aspin Center for Government's internship program in Washington D.C.
Marquette offers six bachelor of science in nursing programs. Students may also choose to minor in an area of study (e.g., foreign language). Specialized program plans are developed for the minor in conjunction with the academic advising coordinator.
The office of the undergraduate program is located in Emory Clark, Room 251. The associate dean and staff are available to assist students with their educational experience at Marquette. Their approach is guided by the Marquette tradition of cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Among the topics addressed by the undergraduate program office are enrollment, records and registration, academic and administrative requirements, courses and clinical placement information, advising, and graduation information.
Dr. Kerry Kosmoski-Goepfert, R.N.
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Academic Advising Coordinator
Clinical Placement Coordinator
Undergraduate Program Assistant