Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

A New Career in Nursing

Year 2020 2021 2022
NCLEX First Time Pass Rate 100% 95% 94%

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.


"Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan" —
Information about this online course for spring 2023 available 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.