College of Nursing
The Student Perspective
Your passion for nursing won't be put on hold. With our direct admission policy, you'll start nursing courses on the first day of class.
Classroom learning is necessary, and real experience is essential. You'll get hands-on experience in one of the 80-plus hospitals and clinics in the Milwaukee area, and we guarantee clinical space in sought-after specialties such as maternity, psychiatric, pediatric, medical-surgical and community health.
You'll learn from the best. Our nursing professors have distinguished themselves with practice and research in pre-term labor prevention, alternative therapies, quality of life and chronic illness, and early detection of breast cancer in low-income women. They've also taken their care to countries around the world.
Follow the College of Nursing's rigorous curriculum, and you'll graduate in four years — even if your program includes a semester abroad or at the Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C.
In Marquette's nursing program, you don't have to travel around the world to make a difference. The Marquette Clinic for Women and Children, which serves 600-700 each year, and the Marquette Neighborhood Health Clinic, serving even more children, adults and families, are next door to campus. Both provide real-world nurse training that exemplifies the Jesuit philosophy of cura personalis, or care for the whole person.
WHERE OUR GRADUATES GO
Though some students pursue further studies in graduate or medical school, most start working right away. In fact, 100 percent of our job-hunting graduates find employment within three months of graduation. You'll find them working as hospital staff nurses, health care executives, advanced practice nurses and nurse researchers at places such as:
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
- Jesuit Volunteer Corps
- Milwaukee Health Department
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
- Portsmouth Naval Medical Center (Virginia)
- St. Joseph's Hospital (Milwaukee)
- Visiting Nurse Association