The Smartest Path to Nursing
If you have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree, the Direct Entry MSN program at Marquette University makes it possible to earn a master’s in nursing in less than two years. Nearly the same time frame most second-degree students spend on earning a BSN.
With just a few more months of study, you can enter the nursing profession a degree ahead and pursue more advanced career opportunities in the future. We can also get you started on your career sooner, with enrollment locations in Milwaukee and Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and three start dates a year.
Earn Your MSN in 19–21 Months
Our Direct Entry MSN program follows a rigorous blend of nursing theory courses, hands-on labs and in-person clinical rotations — all completed in tandem. It’s a learning sequence that prepares you to sit for the NCLEX-RN® with confidence and enter the profession as a practice-ready nurse.
- Learn the fundamentals and theories of nursing online or in the classroom.*
- Master your skills and hone your clinical judgment in an advanced lab setting.
- Gain real-world experience and network opportunities during clinical rotations.
*Pleasant Prairie students take all of their nursing theory courses online. Milwaukee students complete most of their nursing theory courses in the classroom.