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 26 continuous months, providing the opportunity for entry level nursing practice into the graduate level. 

Successful students are conferred a MSN degree upon graduation and are prepared to take the professional registered nurse licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) as well as the Nurse Educator Certification exam.

MENP Plan of Study

Departmental Course Offerings

Students are required to complete 81 credits of course work over a 26 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.

Download the MENP Program Plan of Study

  • Application of Theory to Practice (NU515)

  • Care of Women & Newborns (NU531)

  • Mental Health Nursing (NU534)

  • Advanced Health Assessment Lifespan (NU544)

  • Advanced Pharm. Across Lifespan (NU545)

  •  Care of Adults (NU514)

  • Public Health Nursing (NU551)

  • Measurement & Eval Learning Outcomes (NU553)

  • Nursing Leadership (NU569)

  • Professional Nurse Residency (NU578)

  • Advanced Nursing Project I (NU590)

  • Advanced Trans to Pro Nursing (NU599)

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. Start your Millikin 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
  • 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.  To see requirements, go to Center for International Education. 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.

Master's Entry into Nursing Practice

How is this program different from Millikin’s traditional degree programs?

  • This is an intensive 26 months full time program where the student receives a Master of Nursing Degree and is prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam. 

Are there any prerequisites to enter the program?

  • A college graduate with a baccalaureate degree in field other than nursing must complete following courses:
    • Organic Chemistry (may need General Chemistry as a pre-requisite)
    • Anatomy & Physiology 1
    • Anatomy & Physiology 2
    • Microbiology
    • Statistical Methods or Math 120: Elementary Probability and Statistics
    • Lifespan Development (Human Development)

What is the minimum GPA to be accepted into the program?

  • 3.00

What else is required to apply to the program?

  • GRE (waived if GPA is over 3.25/4.0)
  • An interview will be conducted with students who meet the GPA and GRE requirements and are eligible for the program

What degree will I earn?

  • Master Degree in Nursing with a Nurse Educator concentration

When are the courses offered?

  • Courses will be offered daytime Monday-Friday in a mix of classroon, online,and hybrid format. Clinical hours will also be scheduled.

What is the length of the program?

  • Currently 26 months, including summer

What are costs of the program?

When can I apply for the program?

  • Applications will be available on the Millikin University School of Nursing website or  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The program start date for the MENP program is in July.