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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated MSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
RN to BSN Programs
BSN Program Details
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.
MSN Program Details
Students will be able to demonstrate competence in a selected scope of graduate-level nursing practice as evidenced by their ability to:
-Use data and analytical processes to discover, critique and/or synthesize nursing knowledge.
-Apply pertinent theories and evidence from research and related disciplines to guide advanced nursing practice.
-Effectively use varied modes of communication in leadership roles within health care and the profession.
-Initiate, maintain and promote intra- and interdisciplinary collaboration in providing health care.
-Apply ethical principles to decision-making in health care.
-Provide culturally appropriate care.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
Marquette University's College of Nursing began its doctor of nursing practice program in fall 2008. It's the first such program in the state. The D.N.P. is a terminal professional degree for nurses in advanced practice and nursing administration, and it represents attainment of the highest level of clinical nursing competence and educational parity with other health team members holding clinical doctorates. The D.N.P. is considered a clinical- or practice-oriented doctorate and involves skills beyond the baccalaureate without the necessity of an intermediate master’s degree. Graduates are able to sit for certification as an advanced practice nurse in specialty areas or nursing administration. Graduates of this program bring the best practices to the point of service, having competence in evidence-based care and translational research methods.
The focus of the D.N.P. is advanced-practice preparation at the very highest level. Students can specialize in pediatrics-primary care, pediatrics-acute care, adults, older adults, acute care-adults, nurse-midwifery and health care systems leadership.
The D.N.P. is a response to the need for a better-prepared nursing workforce — nurses who understand the complexities of health care, need for patient safety, aging population and other changing demographics, advanced clinical care demands (diagnostics and treatments), and a professional mandate. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the professional organization for baccalaureate and higher degree programs, indicated that by 2015 all advanced-practice preparation should be at the doctor of nursing practice level. This movement is similar to the preparations of physical therapy, audiology and pharmacology, which are moving to doctoral-level preparation.