Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

Group of first-year MN 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.

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

Master of Nursing Program Highlights

  • All classes, labs and simulations held in our new, state-of-the-future Health Education Campus.

  • Experience interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration with medical, dental and physician assistant students.

  • Complete 1,000 clinical hours in four semesters, starting the first week of class.

  • Volunteer in the CWRU Student Run Health Clinic providing care to underserved populations.

  • Get a head start towards Advanced Practice Nursing, with MSN coursework imbedded in the program.

  • As part of Case Western Reserve University, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing 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, 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