Nursing majors bring heightened knowledge of health care practices and technologies and an acute ability to integrate a patient's health care, personal and spiritual needs to deliver high quality, evidence-based nursing care.
THE MARQUETTE nursing major
Why choose the nursing major at Marquette?
- Advance nurse scholar program for academically qualified freshmen
- Live with your classmates on the dedicated nursing floor in Cobeen Hall
- Opportunities for study abroad in many countries
- 8-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio for a quality clinical experience
- Guaranteed clinical placement in a variety of settings
DIRECT ADMISSION. Your passion for nursing won't be put on hold. Marquette's direct admission policy means you'll start your nursing major courses on the first day.
WE DELIVER. We alone. Graduates of our nurse-midwifery program, the only such program in Wisconsin, have established practices in hospitals and clinics to help mothers and fathers bring sons and daughters into the world.
JUMP START. Classroom learning is necessary, and real experience is essential. In your second year of the nursing major, you will begin one of five distinct practica.
LEARN FROM THE BEST. Your professors will be nurses who have distinguished themselves with practice and research in pre-term labor prevention, alternative therapies, quality of life and chronic illness, and nurse staffing, discharge preparation and patients' outcomes. They've also taken their care abroad to a variety of international settings. Faculty, in collaboration with advanced practice nurses, also provide care at Marquette's own Neighborhood Health Center.
FOUR YEARS AND OUT. If you follow the college's rigorous program plan, you will graduate in four years.
HIGH TECH SIMULATION. Our state-of-the-art Simulation Technology and Learning Resource Center develops your clinical reasoning skills through participation in “real life” patient care simulations representing patients of all ages with various conditions in acute and community health care settings.
STUDY ABROAD. Gain a competitive edge. Study in a nursing-specific abroad program in Peru or Ireland.
You might like the nursing major if you:
- Like science
- Have strong communication skills and a strong sense of character
- Are compassionate
What can you do with a major in nursing?
While some of our graduates pursue further studies in graduate school, most start working right away. In fact, 100 percent of our graduates who sought employment found it within three months of graduation, at an average starting salary of $50,000. Learn more about what you can do with a major in nursing.
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Suggested curriculum for a nursing major
Your major courses blue.
- Nursing and Health in the Jesuit Tradition
- Dimensions of the Nursing Profession in the Jesuit Tradition
- Chemistry for the Health Professions
Rhetoric and Composition I & II
- General Psychology
- Introduction to Theology
Biochemistry for the Health Professions
- Philosophy of Human Nature
- Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Health Assessment and Fundamentals I & II
Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition
Concepts and Interventions for the Promotion of Mental Health
Culture and Health
- Human Microbiology
Introduction to Lifespan Development
Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition
Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research
Maternity Nursing and Women’s Health
Family and Community Centered Nursing Practicum
Community and Population Health Nursing
Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults – Older Adults I
Nursing Care for Persons With Chronic Conditions – Practicum
History of Cultures and Societies Elective
Theory of Ethics
- Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults – Older Adults II
Nursing Care for Persons with Acute Conditions Practicum
Quality and Safety in Nursing
Leadership in Professional Nursing Practice
Transition Into Professional Nursing Practice Practicum
Literature/Performing Arts Elective
Mathematical Reasoning Elective