Marian University MPath

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Direct-Entry | Affordable | Hands-On

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direct-entry BSN degree!

Exceptional Hands-On Training for Future RNs

When you earn your BSN degree at Marian University you become part of a close-knit on-campus community of professors, students, and working professionals. Marian’s flexible program allows you to earn your degree in four years. Gain clinical experience alongside professional staff caring for newborns through geriatric patients, both in the hospital and in the community.

Located in scenic and historic Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Marian University offers its students the advantages of a large school with the support and values of a small university. You may be surprised how affordable a private school education at Marian can be!

Why Choose Marian University?

  • Direct-entry (accepted as a freshman)

  • Graduate in 4 years

  • Start nursing courses in your sophomore year

  • Concept-based curriculum that fosters problem-solving

  • Extensive hands-on training, including high-fidelity simulation labs

  • 95% percent pass rate for NCLEX-RN (2019 calendar year)

Exceptional Hands-On Training for Future RNs

When you earn your BSN degree at Marian University you become part of a close-knit on-campus community of professors, students, and working professionals. Marian’s flexible program allows you to earn your degree in four years or with two summer sessions, in three years. Gain clinical experience alongside professional staff caring for newborns through geriatric patients, both in the hospital and in the community.

Located in scenic and historic Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Marian University offers its students the advantages of a large school with the support and values of a small university. You may be surprised how affordable a private school education at Marian can be!

Why Choose Marian?

  • Direct-entry (accepted as a freshman)

  • Graduate in either 3 or 4 years.

  • Start nursing courses in your sophomore year

  • Concept-based curriculum that encourages problem-solving

  • Extensive hands-on training, including simulation lab

  • 95% percent pass rate for NCLEX-RN (2019 calendar year)

How You’ll Learn

Marian offers a comprehensive blend of classroom instruction, simulation lab skill-building and direct patient care experience.

Curriculum

Our concept-based nursing courses start in your sophomore year and are designed to prepare you for the realities of working as a registered nurse in an ever changing healthcare environment. We build your problem-solving and critical thinking skills enabling you to manage a variety of clinical and leadership situations.

At Marian University, we believe in educating the “whole student.” Along with your nursing courses, you will take general education courses such as English, math, and communications. Marian’s innovative general ed program allows you to choose your theme so you can take courses that interest you most. You’ll take fewer general ed courses at Marian leaving more time for nursing courses.

Nursing Simulation and Resource Center

At Marian’s innovative Center for Health Professions, you will learn new competencies in skills labs, the health assessment lab, and simulation rooms. Practice the basics of nursing care including physical assessment and communication to advanced skills such as tracheostomy and central line care.

Working and learning with high-fidelity simulators provides the confidence you’ll need to face high-risk, low-frequency scenarios. Interact with emergency situations in a simulated environment prior to caring for actual patients.

Clinicals

Along with learning new skills in a simulated environment, you will participate in more than 600 hours of hands-on clinical experience caring for clients with various needs. You will travel to healthcare facilities in the Fond du Lac area to gain experience in long term care, surgical, medical, critical care, mental health, community health, pediatrics, and women’s health with Marian professors and RNs mentoring you along the way.

How You’ll Learn

Marian offers a comprehensive blend of classroom instruction, simulation lab skill-building and direct patient care experience.

Curriculum

Our concept-based nursing courses start in your sophomore year and are designed to prepare you for the realities of working as a modern nurse. We build your problem-solving and critical thinking skills enabling you to manage a variety of clinical and leadership situations.

At Marian University, we believe in educating the “whole student.” Along with your nursing courses, you will take general education courses such as English, math, and communications. Marian’s innovative general ed program allows you to choose your theme so you can take courses that interest you most. You’ll take fewer general ed courses at Marian leaving more time for nursing courses.

Nursing Simulation and Resource Center

At Marian’s innovative Nursing Simulation and Resource Center, you will learn new competencies in skills labs, the health assessment lab, and simulation rooms. Practice the basics of nursing care including bathing, feeding and bed-making to advanced skills such as IV insertion and dressing changes.

Working and learning in simulation rooms provides the confidence you’ll need to face high-risk, low-frequency scenarios. Discuss and evaluate emergency situations in a simulated environment prior to caring for actual patients.

Clinicals

Along with learning new skills in a simulated environment, you will participate in more than 600 hours of clinical experience caring for actual patients. Travel to healthcare facilities in the Fond du Lac area to gain experience in long term care, surgical, medical, critical care, mental health, community health, pediatrics, and women’s health. Marian professors and RNs mentor you along the way.

See Yourself in any Clinical Setting

Where do you want your nursing career to go? Many hospitals are now requiring at least a BSN for the most sought-after positions. Earning your BSN will help you qualify for some of the best opportunities in hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Position yourself to be a leader in nursing.

$77,730*

ANNUAL SALARY

General Medical & Surgical Hospitals

Work in a fast-moving environment providing front-line care

$67,790*

ANNUAL SALARY

Outpatient Clinics

Work with patients in general and specialty outpatient clinics

$71,850*

ANNUAL SALARY

Home Healthcare Services

Provide care to patients in their homes after hospitalizations or injuries

SOURCE:
BLS, 3/2020

Affordable and hands-on BSN for aspiring RNs!

The Marian University Benefit

  • Member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements).

  • Accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency for institutions of higher education based in the North Central region of the United States.

  • Programmatic accreditation for degrees in nursing, business, social work and teacher education.

  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Marian University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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Marian University

Founded in 1936

Sponsored by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes

45 South National Avenue 
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935