It takes a different kind of nurse, in today’s challenging healthcare climate. Marian University of Wisconsin is at the forefront of training tomorrow’s nurses and nurse leaders – nurses who treat the whole person, body, and soul.

Graduates from the Marian University Bachelor of Science in Nursing program have a 96.2 percent passing score their first time taking the NCLEX-RN, and a 100 percent pass rate for second-time test takers.

“We’re proud of what our graduates have accomplished and excited about what the future holds,” said Cheryl K. Seelig, DHA, RN, MSN, the Interim Associate Dean and Chief Nursing Administrator for the Marian University School of Nursing. “In the 55 years since Marian began offering a nursing degree program, the landscape has changed, but the program has only continued to improve.”

What Marian University Offers Students

Employers pursue Marian University graduates for their combination of clinical experience, plus their attentive care of the most vulnerable. Also valued are graduates’ leadership skills, empowering them to excel in the constantly evolving world of healthcare. Graduates from the online registered nurse program are prepared to take on their first job in nursing.

Marian University provides a traditional, on-campus Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) program at the school’s Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, campus. Marian also offers various online, and hybrid programs allowing students to earn a degree from wherever they live. Hybrid programs combine 100% online courses with some on-campus components.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (On Campus)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Completion Program (Online)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Track (Hybrid)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Administration Track (Online)
  • RN to MSN, Nursing Administration Track (Hybrid)
  • RN to MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Track (Hybrid)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Hybrid)

Marian’s catalog includes a hybrid Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate. The post-graduate program is available for licensed Wisconsin RNs with a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The certificate program allows them to continue their education and develop competencies as Family Nurse Practitioners.

Why Nursing Students Choose Marian University

At Marian University, BSN students start with nursing courses as a sophomore. Acceptance into Marian University translates into acceptance into the BSN program right from freshman year.

Marian attracts many students because of the online RN to BSN program flexibility, allowing professionals to earn their degrees around their schedules and locations. This flexibility applies to the hybrid MSN Family Nurse Practitioner degree program and hybrid Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

Students learn from experienced faculty who teach nursing theory and best practices and their application to real-world situations. All are experts in their fields and play a significant role in students’ excellent scores on nursing exams.

Faculty are focused on helping nursing students develop the qualities most valued in the profession. They include strong communication and critical-thinking skills, time management, effective teamwork and a strong sense of empathy and ethics.

Marian University invests in technology, supporting a program with four high-fidelity simulators allowing students exposure to patient care scenarios in obstetrics, pediatrics, acute care, and medical-surgical.

“It’s an exciting time to become a nurse. There have been challenges in recent years, especially during the pandemic, but one of the main lessons learned is just how important nurses are to society,” said Seelig. “We’re seeing students who are more enthusiastic than ever to join the nursing profession. Time and again, it’s made clear how important and impactful this job is on the lives of millions of people every day.”