Common Questions and Transfer Information
What makes MSOE School of Nursing distinctive?
- Direct entry into the nursing program, no wait list
- State-of-the-art experiential simulation complex
- Guaranteed placement in the clinical sequence
- A critical care course taken by all students in senior year
- Opportunity for interprofessional education with medical students and pharmacy students from the Medical College of WI
- Variety of clinical experiences that include maternal/newborn, medical/surgical, mental health, critical care (adult and neonatal), children’s hospital, community agencies, and school systems.
- Senior capstone project that includes a one-on-one preceptorship with a professional nurse and a data-driven evidence-based leadership project.
- Highly sought-after graduates by health care organizations. The variety of clinical opportunities, the number of clinical hours (≈ 750 hours) and lab hours (≈ 200 hours), plus participation in at least 20 simulations prepares students to transition to the role of the professional nurse.
When do the nursing and clinical courses start?
Starting nursing and clinical courses is always exciting for students! For students who start at MSOE as a freshman, the professional sequence of nursing courses begins in the sophomore year.
When will I graduate if I transfer in from another school?
This will vary by student and is dependent on completion the pre-requisites courses needed to start the professional sequence of nursing courses which begins every winter (Dec) quarter and spring (March) quarter and progresses sequentially for the next 8 quarters (2 years and 2 quarters).
When do the nursing and clinical courses start if I am a transfer student?
To start the professional sequence of nursing courses as a transfer student, it is necessary to have the essential pre-requisites courses that have been approved for transfer credit including chemistry (1 year), human anatomy and physiology (1 year or at least 8 credits), microbiology with lab, college level math, and health care terminology. To help potential transfer students, here is a potential course plan that may allow you to start the professional sequence in March provided the essential pre-requisites courses are completed. These pre-requisite courses could be done elsewhere in three semesters.