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Why pursue another undergraduate degree when you already have one? Nursing is increasingly the profession of choice for graduate students pursuing a career in health care.

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A New Career in Nursing

Nurses serve as primary and acute care specialists, midwives, clinical administrators and leaders, managers of information systems, public health specialists, faculty, and dozens of other highly-responsible, independent, professional positions. No matter their role, all nurses are focused on patient care and are prepared to be leaders who work to improve health care for people across the lifespan and around the world.

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's (FPB) Graduate Entry Nursing Program is your gateway to the exciting, challenging, and fulfilling field of nursing.

Note: The MN curriculum has been updated for students enrolling in Fall 2015. Minor changes were made to a few individual courses; no changes were made to the overall structure of the program. The total clinical hours and credits are the same.

Highlights of FPB's Graduate Entry Nursing Program

  • The Graduate Entry Nursing Program is for students who are ready for a career in nursing to receive a Master of Nursing degree. This graduate degree prepares students for practice as an advanced generalist registered nurse and a future as a nurse leader. At the time of admission to the MN degree, applicants are also admitted to the MSN* program to prepare for roles as advanced practice nurses or nurse educators. The program is also your gateway to the pursuit of a DNP or PhD, and an exciting, challenging, fulfilling career in health care.

    *Certain MSN majors require experience as an RN and/or a separate interview or application process. See the MSN program director or website for more information. An RN license is required to take MSN clinical courses.

  • The Graduate Entry Nursing program has an evidence-based innovative advanced quality and safety component woven throughout the curriculum, emphasizing the importance of the patient experience. Interprofessional learning experiences and the opportunity to volunteer in the CWRU Student Run Free Clinic help prepare students for interprofessional leadership, teamwork, and communication.

  • Our students routinely pass above the national average on the NCLEX, the RN licensure exam.

  • Teaching and learning strategies are geared to the unique learning needs of individuals entering nursing at the graduate level. Students receive individualized support and advising from initial contact through graduation.

  • As part of Case Western Reserve University, FPB is both a research-intensive environment and a leader in clinical education. Graduate Entry Nursing students fulfill their clinical hours at premier, world-class hospitals and other prominent healthcare organizations.

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Grad Entry Nursing Info

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CWRU Nursing brochure

Grad Entry Contacts

Graduate Entry Nursing Program Director:

Deborah Lindell

Department Assistant:

Anne Watson

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