Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice (MENP)

General

Program Description

Career Change? Consider Nursing.

The Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice (MENP) track is designed for students who already hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and are interested in entering the nursing field. The track consists of an intensive, fast-paced curriculum delivered in the classroom and clinical and practical settings five days a week for 30 continuous months, providing the opportunity for entry-level nursing practice at the graduate level. Successful students are conferred an MSN degree upon graduation and are prepared to take the professionally registered nurse licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) as well as the Nurse Educator Certification exam.

Departmental Course Offerings

Students are required to complete 83 credits of coursework over a 30 month period. In addition, students will complete over 800 clinical hours in the traditional areas of medical-surgical, maternal child health, pediatric, psychiatric-mental health and community health nursing. Students also complete core graduate courses in nursing that create the foundation for post-master’s degree academic or advanced practice specialization. Courses change each semester, so this list should not be considered a commitment to these individual topics. However, this does represent a list of many of our current and popular courses. The list is provided so that you can begin to imagine your academic career at Millikin in this major.

Getting Into the Program

Qualified candidates for the MSN degree for the Master's Entry into Nursing Practice are highly motivated individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree in any field from an accredited program. Graduate applicants should:

  • Complete the MSN Application.
  • Send official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended.
  • Demonstrate a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Provide evidence of successful completion (grade of C or better) of courses in undergraduate anatomy and physiology I & II, microbiology, organic chemistry with lab, lifespan development, and statistics.
  • Provide scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) if undergraduate cumulative GPA is below 3.25.
  • Provide three (3) written recommendations (form).
  • Submit a written statement.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.

International Students

International students must submit official transcripts (in English) with an official evaluation of those transcripts by a foreign credentials evaluation agency and proof of English proficiency as evidenced by a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). International students must also possess an unencumbered license as an R.N. in Illinois or be eligible to obtain one prior to admission. If you have any questions, contact Millilkin’s School of Nursing Department prior to submitting an application.

Last updated Dec 2017

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