Graduate Entry (MN)

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Graduate Entry Nursing Students

A New Career in Nursing

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

The Graduate Entry 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.


Graduate Entry 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

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