Project Beyond


Project BEYOND-2 seeks to encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue a rewarding career in professional nursing. As a nursing student, you will join a community of support at the Marquette University College of Nursing. Faculty, advisers and community leaders will assist you in achieving academic success.

Pre-admission intensive session for new freshmen

An intensive, on-campus, four-day summer session to begin socialization and readiness for college; it focuses on note-taking, study skills, test-taking strategies, giving presentations, professional writing, using university resources, applying for scholarships and accessing faculty assistance

Academic and personal support

Sessions include alternating structured and non-structured sessions and presentations from faculty, students, university leaders, support services, and other community leaders; non-structured sessions where students can ask questions, request discussion topics and conduct study groups


Nurse mentor program

The opportunity to be assigned a nurse mentor for a student's BSN education; mentors are Marquette faculty and professional nurses from the community, health care system. Contact Terrie Garcia, Project Coordinator: 414-288-3822.

Scholarship and stipend assistance

Assistance for students from diverse backgrounds who are eligible to apply and given additional help.

Focused programming to address the social determiants of health

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D19HP28487, Increasing Diversity and Innovations with Next Generation Nurses. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA,HHS or the U.S. Government.


College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.