This pathway of the RN to MN program prepares RN graduates for advanced generalist practice at the point of care with a nursing master’s. This program provides the groundwork for practice as a clinical nurse leader.
Students who choose the nursing master’s program will have a jump-start on the nursing core courses (nine credits), which will be taken during the RN to BS program. Upon admission to the RN to MN program, students complete the remaining 33 required credits in the post-licensure MN curriculum, for a total of 42 graduate credits for the MN.
Nursing certification is important to students, alumni and the health care facilities they work in.
Graduates of the UWM Master of Nursing are eligible to complete the Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNL) Certification examination. CNLs are providers and managers of patient care. They design, implement and evaluate care by coordinating, delegating and supervising the services provided by their team, which includes licensed nurses, technicians and other health professionals.
Jump-start your MN while finishing your BS
The Master of Nursing (MN) prepares graduates for advanced generalist practice in culturally diverse urban communities at the point of care. Students complete undergraduate coursework initially leading to a BS in nursing, followed by graduate level courses leading to the master’s degree.
Thirty nursing credits from your previous degree in nursing are awarded upon completion of one of the advanced nursing courses with a minimum grade of “B-” or higher.
WCTS Articulation Agreement for A.D.N. graduates of May 1996 or later will have a minimum total of 30 non-nursing credits applied to the UWM degree.
MN Student Handbook (PDF)
UWM General Education Courses
|English Composition II||3|
|Growth and Development||3|
(or Pharmacology, Pathophysiology,
Biology, Genetics or Heredity)
|Anatomy & Physiology I & II||6-8|
Advanced Nursing Courses (30 Total Credits)
|Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice||NURS 407||3|
|Chronic Care Management||NURS 441||3|
|Research & Evidence-Based Practice||NURS 446||3|
|Leadership & Management||NURS 447||3|
|Information Management & Healthcare Technology||NURS 453||3|
|Community Health Nursing||NURS 454||3|
|Evidence-Based Practice I||NURS 725||3|
|Health Promotion||NURS 712||3|
Master in Nursing Courses (33 Total Credits)
|Advanced Pharmacology||NURS 707||3|
|Physiological Basis of Advanced Nursing Practice||NURS 753||3|
|Comprehensive Assessment of Health||NURS 754||3|
|Leading and Managing in Systems of Care||NURS 709||3|
|Evidence-Based Care Management||NURS 723||3|
|Care Management Practicum||NURS 734||3|
|Outcomes and Quality Management||NURS 750||3|
|Information Systems for Clinical Decision Making||NURS 773||3|
|Health Policy||NURS 803||3|
|MN Residency||NURS 789||3|
There are other requirements that may or may not apply. Please reach out to an advisor to receive a transcript evaluation.
- Cultural Diversity
- Foreign Language
- Math and/or English Competencies