Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Graduate Entry Students

A New Career in Nursing

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's Master of Nursing Program is specifically designed for students with non-nursing undergraduate degrees.

The Master of Nursing Program is for students who are ready for a career in nursing and to receive a Master of Nursing degree. This graduate nursing degree prepares students for practice as an advanced generalist registered nurse and to lead interprofessional, evidence-based initiatives.

The Master of Nursing degree also allows you to pursue an Master of Science in NursingDoctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)PhD in Nursing, or DNP/PhD degree.

Note: There may be limited changes to the MN curriculum effective for the class beginning in the Fall. The changes will be posted when finalized.

Looking for prerequisites for the MN program? Find them here.

Join us for an MN Open House!

Visit FPB for a Master of Nursing Open House on Thursday, March 19, 2020, from 10:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Our Master of Nursing Open House offers prospective and admitted students a chance to see what our program is all about at our new Health Education Campus! This event offers:

  • A chance to visit the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing,
  • Learn about the Master of Nursing program,
  • Enjoy lunch with faculty and current students,
  • Receive financial aid information,
  • Tour the state-of-the-art HEC campus,
  • Review pre-requisite evaluations, and
  • Receive background checks (for admitted students).

Register for the Master of Nursing Open House

We can't wait to see you in March!

Master of Nursing Program Highlights

  • The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing has offered post-baccalaureate, graduate nursing programs since 1979

  • MN students have over 1,000 hours of clinical experiences

  • Our graduate nursing degree students earn up to 15 credits toward most MSN majors

  • Students have the opportunity to volunteer in the CWRU Student Run Free Clinic to receive interprofessional learning experiences

  • 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

  • As part of Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is both a Research-Intensive Environment and a leader in clinical education

  • MN students fulfill their clinical hours at prominent health care organizations and world-class hospitals, including University Hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic, and MetroHealth Medical Center.

Prerequisites for the Master of Nursing Program

Complete a minimum of two (2) pre-requisite courses with a B- (2.75) or higher, prior to application review. Pre-requisites must be taken within 5 years prior to enrollment.

  • BA, BS or BFA with acceptable overall undergraduate GPAs (3.0 cumulative; 2.75 natural science; 2.75 behavioral sciences).
  • Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan: One course, at least 3 credits
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology: With labs, at least 6 credits
  • Microbiology: One course, at least 4 credits, with lab
  • Statistics: One course in basic statistics, 3 credits
  • Chemistry: One course; minimum of 4 credits may be required depending on undergraduate major.
  • The GRE is not required for application. However, GRE test scores may be requested for an admission decision.
  • International Applicants, contact Jackie Tepale at 216.368.5253 or