Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

A New Career in Nursing

MN Program 2020 2021
NCLEX First Time Pass Rate 100% 95%

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

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

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

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

  • Gain a head start toward Advanced Practice Nursing, as MSN coursework is imbedded in the program.

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

  • As part of Case Western Reserve University, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is both a research-intensive environment and a leader in clinical education.

  • Be prepared, our NCLEX pass rate for the last two graduating classes is 98%.

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

Prerequisites for the Master of Nursing Program

Application review begins in the fall semester one year prior. Prospective students must have at least two prerequisite science courses completed before admission review: Anatomy & Physiology 1 with lab, Anatomy & Physiology 2, Microbiology with lab, or Chemistry. Admitted applicants must complete all prerequisite courses with a B- or higher grade before the admitted semester. Prerequisites must be taken within 5 years 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, minimum of 3-4 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