A direct-entry master of nursing (MN) program is designed for students who hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue an advanced degree in nursing. This program is ideal for students who are interested in obtaining a master’s degree and becoming a Clinical Nurse Leader.

What makes our program distinguished?

The MN Direct Entry option admits students as a cohort which allows relationships among peers and faculty to develop through the program.  After 16 months, students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination, allowing students to work as Registered Nurses while completing the remaining MN credits

Through our curriculum and time spent in the Nursing Learning Resource Center (NLRC), students will have a variety of clinical experiences providing a broad overview of all of the major specialties in which nurses work, as well as a variety of settings across the health care. Students also have volunteer opportunities to expand their education.

MN graduates are eligible to write the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Certification examination.

For More Information

Donna Wier
Master of Nursing
Senior Advisor
414-229-5047
ddw@uwm.edu