Alverno College
3400 South 43rd Street
P.O. Box 343922
Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922


Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Your required clinical experiences are guaranteed. Alverno is affiliated with more than 60 clinical organizations and sites. You will have a clinical component in five of your eight semesters. In each semester of your junior and senior years, you have guaranteed clinical practice in areas of nursing that interest you, from hospitals to community-based clinics. Here you get to think and practice as a nurse. In your last semester, you become part of an intense 16-hour-a-week clinical practice working with a nursing professional.

With a pulse on the needs of the local nursing community, Alverno College is pleased to offer its RN to BSN Program. This 18 month program integrates the best online learning with critical, in-class instruction to bring you - a practicing RN - a truly unique hybrid program that makes earning your BSN managable and more realistic than ever before. Plus, you will earn it from one of the most reputable nursing programs in the state.

Master's of Science in Nursing
Today, the world of healthcare and advanced practice nursing is changing faster than ever. You have an opportunity to participate as a leader in meeting the demands of today's population and an expanding global culture. Open to women and men, we offer three tracks to choose from within our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track prepares you to work within the whole population, from infants to the elderly. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track where you will learn how to work collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide a wide range of services to your patients. The Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator track uses an integrated curriculum focusing on the new demands of the aging population.

Blackhawk Technical College
6004 S County Road G
Janesville, WI 53546-9458

Associate Degree in Nursing
Graduates of the nursing program are prepared to function in the role of a beginning staff nurse in a variety of health care settings including acute care, long term care, and some community health care settings. The nursing program curriculum focuses on evidence based nursing theory, skills performance, and professional practice through guided clinical experiences. General education courses form a foundation from which an understanding of nursing theory is developed. In particular, Written Communications, General Anatomy and Physiology, and Advanced Anatomy and Physiology must be completed with a grade of “B-“ or higher before beginning the nursing courses.

Practical Nursing
The Blackhawk Technical College Nursing Program is a 4 semester course including classroom, skills lab and clinical experiences. The students have the option of completing the first 2 semesters of nursing courses and taking an examination which could lead to a license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Most students prefer to complete all 4 semesters of nursing courses which allows them to take the examination which will lead to a license as a Registered Nurse.

Licensed Practical Nurses that have been practicing for a period of time and then return to further their education are called LPN Progression students. They may receive credit for past clinical education based on their current knowledge, skills and clinical judgment. In order to help some LPNs to be program ready, they will need to take a Nursing Bridge course before entering third semester.

Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(800) 347-8822


Associate Degree in Nursing
Our A.D.N. program is arranged so that you will have a wide variety of clinical experiences in community agencies and hospitals. Some of our clinical sites include: Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Sinai-Samaritan Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Agape Community Center and the Oak Creek Health Department. To complete the degree, 70 credit hours are required. Of these, 32 credits are in liberal arts core courses and 38 are in nursing courses. Stritch NCLEX-RN first time test takers pass rate for the 2nd quarter 2013 is 93%. The national average for ADN programs is 89% and the national average for all program types is 90%.

The B.S.N. Completion program prepares Associate Degree Nursing students (A.D.N.s) or current registered nurses (R.N.s) to practice professional nursing with a broad knowledge base. Two-year program, evening accelerated format, classes meet one night per week.

The M.S.N. program is a master’s degree program designed for working nursing professionals who want to function as nurse educators in a variety of settings. Two and one-half year program, evening accelerated format, classes meet one night per week.

Carroll College
1601 N Benton Ave
Helena, MT 59625


Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Inspired by the mission of our College, we are dedicated to preparing professional nurses who promote excellence in holistic care. As community leaders, our graduates are critical thinkers, change agents, compassionate and skilled caregivers, as well as lifelong learners. Our graduates serve Montana, our region and the world. The Department of Nursing prepares its graduates to enter into the practice of professional nursing with a framework of knowledge integrated from the sciences, arts and humanities. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of holistic nursing care which recognizes the dignity and uniqueness of every person. Completion of the major provides the foundation for life-long learning and graduate study in nursing. The Faculty of the Department of Nursing seeks distinction in teaching, nursing scholarship and clinical expertise, for planning, directing, implementing, and evaluating the curriculum.

Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701


Associate Degree in Nursing
Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. The best employment opportunities are for those who are willing to relocate. This is a demanding program, and nursing is a demanding profession. But a career in nursing also offers tremendous rewards - and could be the career you've been searching for. Upon completion of the second year of the program the student has met the academic requirements to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.

Practical Nursing
When you successfully complete the first year of this program you will have met the academic requirements to take the practical nursing (LPN) licensure examination. The program is a member of and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

College of Menominee Nation
Keshena Campus
N172 Hwy 47/55
PO Box 1179
Keshena, WI 54135

Associate Degree in Nursing
Currently the top rung on the Nursing Career Ladder at the College of Menominee Nation is the program leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (ADN). This degree makes you eligible to take the NCLEX examination (RN). Upon successful completion of the exam, you are granted the credentials of Registered Nurse (RN). As an RN, you have opportunities for a respected and rewarding career in one of the fastest growing fields of employment. Your job options can include employment in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, home health agencies, industry or business settings, and in many entrepreneurial occupations.

If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse with work experience, you may be able to enter the College’s ADN program as an advance-standing student.

Practical Nursing
The College’s 31-credit program in Practical Nursing prepares you to work with RNs and doctors in many different health care settings. These might range from clinics and hospitals to nursing homes and home health agencies. When you earn the Practical Nurse Technical Diploma, you are eligible to take the NCLEX examination to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Concordia University Wisconsin
12800 N Lake Shore Dr
Mequon, WI 53097-2418

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Concordia University Wisconsin is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world.

The BS Completion for RN Program offers registered nurses the ability to work full time, and take one class at a time over a 1 to 9 week period. Focusing on one class enables the adult learner to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing on a full or part-time basis in a two-year time frame. Additionally, coursework in the BS Completion for RN program is unique to baccalaureate education and builds on the foundation of the RN’s previous education and expertise.

The Concordia University Wisconsin online RN to MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) program is designed for nurses with an associates’ degree in nursing (ADN) who want to earn an advanced nursing degree. An MSN can open new career opportunities for nurses interested in leadership skills for specialized nursing positions- and with this accelerated program, you’ll earn your master’s degree much faster than you would earning your bachelor’s and master’s separately.

Doctor of Nursing Practice
The DNP Online degree at CUW prepares the nurse with Christian ethical leadership skills needed to meet the changing demands of health care. The DNP Program integrates key elements from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.

Edgewood College
Monroe St
1000 Edgewood College Dr
Madison, WI 53711
(800) 444-4861

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Henry Predolin School of Nursing offers small classes that allow for engaging teaching styles and promote active student learning. The School of Nursing partners with more than 60 community agencies in and around Dane county for clinical placements including UW Hospitals and Clinics, The American Family Children's Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center and the Veteran's Administration Hospital. In addition to clinical placements, our students also utilize the state-of-the-art simulation lab at the Center for Nursing Excellence. Students receive close direct clinical supervision by faculty in the School of Nursing and we are proud to maintain one of the lowest student/teacher ratios in the state at 7:1. Our five semester nursing curriculum includes exposure to the wide range of nursing roles and clinical experiences including maternal/child nursing, pediatrics, mental health and public health nursing in addition to acute care nursing.

Accelerated BSN
If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a major other than nursing and have always dreamed of becoming a nurse, then this program is just what you’ve been looking for. Our post-baccalaureate nursing program will allow you to complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing in just 12 months.

Graduate Nursing Programs
We welcome your interest in the graduate nursing program at Edgewood College. Our program is designed to address the needs of working professionals, with course offerings in the evenings to accommodate busy schedules. The program is 36 credits, with course offerings in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Specialty courses in the Nursing Administration program focus on managing healthcare systems, roles of the executive in a health setting, business communication, organizational behavior, and healthcare finance. Offerings include MBA courses through the School of Business. Application of this degree is often seen in healthcare management roles, executive administration, as well as in program planning and evaluation. In addition, the graduate nursing program at Edgewood College offer a practicum opportunity that expose students in a concentrated experience of interest. Our students and alumni have assumed leadership roles in administration and education throughout our community. Graduates have also been successful in becoming certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud of all of them, and welcome you to our program.

Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912
(920) 735-5600

Associate Degree in Nursing
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a 70 credit associate degree program which prepares students to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) after successful completion of the State Board exam. The RN works in collaboration with other health care professionals to provide holistic health care for the client.

The LPN to Associate Degree (ADN) Pathway Program focuses on the skills and knowledge you will need in the real world of Nursing. The Pathway Program allows students who have their license as an LPN to enter into the 3rd semester of the ADN program after the LPN to ADN Pathway Course is successfully completed. The Pathway Course is offered every summer to a limited number of students. Once you have successfully completed the course you will then enter the 3rd semester of the ADN program in the Fall or Winter term of that academic year.

Practical Nursing
The Practical Nursing (PN) program is a 29 credit technical diploma program which prepares students to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) after successful completion of the State Board exam. The LPN works with and under the supervision of the RN.

Gateway Technical College
1001 S Main St
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 619-6200

Associate Degree in Nursing
Gateway Technical College’s Nursing program prepares students for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). This exam is used by the National Board of Nursing to test entry-level candidates on their competency of nursing skills and practices for licensure as registered nurses. Gateway students hold some of the highest pass rates in the state of Wisconsin.

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
13466 W Trepania Rd
Hayward, WI 54843
(715) 634-4790

Associate Degree in Nursing
This program offers a unique opportunity for students interested in becoming a Registered Nurse. LCOOCC and the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire offer students a chance to combine the unique curriculum and instruction of a tribal college with the first-class education of a premier school of nursing. This combined approach allows students to enter the exciting field of nursing well prepared to serve the healthcare needs of Native American people. Students enrolled in this program will spend their first two years at LCOOCC and earn an Associate of Science Degree in Pre-Nursing. Once the coursework is successfully completed at LCOOCC, the student will then transfer to UW-Eau Claire or to the College of St. Scholastica to complete their final two years to obtain a Bachelor of Science After graduation from UW-Eau Claire or St. Scholastica, students are eligible to take the national licensing (National Council of State Boards of Nursing: NCLEX-RN) comprehensive exam to become licensed as a Registered Nurse.

Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015

Associate Degree in Nursing
The LTC Nursing program is rigorous, fast paced and patient centered. Since we evaluate graduates based on whether we would let that student take care of our family members, you will be prepared when you leave here. Math, science and communications skills are a good start but it requires more than that to be successful in the Nursing program. If you are also compassionate, committed to helping people, and work well under pressure, you will find nursing to be very rewarding. Come to LTC and let us help you cultivate and share your passion for nursing.

Practical Nursing
In just one year, you will be prepared to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam and become an LPN. More importantly, you will have learned the clinical skills you need as our instructors prepare you for the challenges of the job.

Madison College
1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
(800) 322-6282

Associate Degree in Nursing
Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (http://NLNAC.org )and approved by the WI Department of Regulation, this program prepares practitioners to function with judgment and technical competence while providing nursing care to patients of all ages. Upon completion, students are eligible to write the national exam for licensure as a registered nurse. The program emphasizes self-direction and independence. Helpful aptitudes and interests include an interest in people and their welfare; a willingness to follow procedures carefully, understanding that errors may have serious consequences; and an ability to work and communicate with others, to be precise and exact, to work under pressure, and to react quickly in an emergency. Successful completion of both first semester nursing courses qualifies students to become nursing assistants.

Madison Area Technical College and the faculty of the Associate Degree Nursing Program value the education and experience you have obtained as an LPN. As an LPN, you may be able to apply to the completion program and enter into the third semester of the ADN program. LPNs enrolling in the third semester nursing courses take Orientation to Associate Degree Nursing (543-164, 3 credit) the semester before entering the third semester nursing courses.

Marian University
Main Campus
45 S. National Ave
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
At the baccalaureate level, students in the School of Nursing and Health Professions receive a broad education foundation that helps to develop a deep understanding of society and health care issues. Students achieve success in the classroom and in educationally-driven practical experiences through their partnership with experienced faculty, agencies and fellow students. Graduates are highly regarded by employers for their competence and leadership abilities.

Graduate Programs
At the graduate level, the School of Nursing and Health Professions prepares students to assume advanced practice and leadership roles throughout the health care system. Through Marian's graduate programs, students will be driven to move forward in their educational journey, through taking advanced course curriculum and practical experiences, all while working with a faculty with distinguished experiential and academic backgrounds. Programs include Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Grief and Bereavement and Nurse Educator.

Building upon the foundations of education and experience, the professional nurse who chooses the pathway resulting in an advanced degree will make a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Whether MSN students desire to sharpen nursing processes and critical thinking skills in preparation to educate other health team members, provide direct primary care or lead a class of students studying their chosen profession of nursing, Marian's program for a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree will prepare graduates to assume teaching roles and advanced practice and leadership roles.

Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(800) 222-6544

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Marquette University College of Nursing’s bachelor of science in nursing programs prepare women and men to be Providers of Care, Leaders of Care and Members of the Nursing Profession. Upon graduation, students are well-prepared to provide safe high-quality nursing care, care that encompasses populations of all ages in a variety of health care settings. Graduates of the B.S.N. programs consistently pass the national licensing exam on their first attempt at levels higher than the national average. The baccalaureate program is an excellent foundation for continued graduate education in nursing.

Master of Science Graduate Programs
Students will be able to demonstrate competence in a selected scope of graduate-level nursing practice as evidenced by their ability to:
Use data and analytical processes to discover, critique and/or synthesize nursing knowledge.
Apply pertinent theories and evidence from research and related disciplines to guide advanced nursing practice.
Effectively use varied modes of communication in leadership roles within health care and the profession.
Initiate, maintain and promote intra- and interdisciplinary collaboration in providing health care.
Apply ethical principles to decision-making in health care.
Provide culturally appropriate care.

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Marquette University's College of Nursing began its doctor of nursing practice program in fall 2008. It's the first such program in the state. The D.N.P. is a terminal professional degree for nurses in advanced practice and nursing administration, and it represents attainment of the highest level of clinical nursing competence and educational parity with other health team members holding clinical doctorates. The D.N.P. is considered a clinical- or practice-oriented doctorate and involves skills beyond the baccalaureate without the necessity of an intermediate master’s degree. Graduates are able to sit for certification as an advanced practice nurse in specialty areas or nursing administration. Graduates of this program bring the best practices to the point of service, having competence in evidence-based care and translational research methods.

Mid-State Technical College
Multiple Campus Locations:

Associate Degree in Nursing
The shortage of nurses and a growing number of older individuals have played essential roles in the need for registered nurses in a wide variety of healthcare settings, making this the ideal time to earn a degree. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed to work successfully as a registered nurse (RN) and function with judgment and technical competence in providing care for patients. The program offers classroom discussion, independent learning projects, audio-tutorial labs, and hands-on clinical experiences in area healthcare agencies.

MSTC’s Nursing program is part of the system-wide curriculum developed by the Wisconsin Technical College System. The ADN program offers students the option to take the national licensing test for Licensed Practical Nurse after completion of the first year (32 credits). Students will be eligible to take the licensing exam for Registered Nurse after completion of all 70 credits in the ADN program.

Practical Nursing
The Practical Nursing program has a challenging curriculum that prepares students to provide direct care for individuals in long-term care agencies, doctor’s clinics, home health agencies, the armed services, and other sites. This program includes lectures, discussions, demonstrations, laboratory practice, and supervised clinicals in a variety of settings. After successfully completing the Practical Nursing (PN) program, the graduate becomes eligible to apply to take the national licensing exam for Practical Nursing. If you pass the examination, you may work as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). As an LPN, you will work in the healthcare field under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN).

Milwaukee School of Engineering
1025 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3109
(800) 332-6763

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Since 1995, the MSOE SON has been educating students who have the caring attitude and skills that make excellent nurses. The MSOE curriculum integrates a strong technology base that makes you a better caregiver. You’ll be comfortable with the technology you’ll use daily on the job, because you’ve used it for four years at MSOE. The technology used in the classroom and laboratories, such as responsive mannequins, also helps to prepare you for working with patients. The placement rate for MSOE nursing graduates was 100% in 2011-12, and graduates enjoyed an average starting salary of $52,763. MSOE nursing graduates are prepared to tackle some of the most challenging but rewarding positions out there—emergency, pediatrics and end-of-life.

2nd Degree BSN
This degree program was designed specifically for the adult working professional who has already earned a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in another discipline and is looking to change careers. MSOE’s Accelerated Second Degree B.S. in Nursing is a compressed, year-round curriculum designed to enable students to enter the workforce as professional nurses in approximately 16 months, assuming the student has met all of the prerequisites. Most students who already have a bachelor’s degree will have satisfied those prerequisites as part of their undergraduate education.

Moraine Park Technical College
235 North National Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54936

Associate Degree in Nursing
The Nursing - Associate Degree With a Practical Nursing Exit Point program prepares graduates for careers as nurses (LPN and/or RN) in ambulatory care settings, acute care settings and long-term care organizations, as defined by the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act. After successfully completing the first two semesters of the program, students are eligible to write the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination. At this point, students could job out and seek employment as LPNs or continue on in the remaining two semesters and prepare to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Admissions windows are in spring and fall. Students receive classroom instruction, laboratory practice and clinical nursing experiences.

Practical Nursing
After successfully completing the first two semesters of the program, students are eligible to write the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination. At this point, students could job out and seek employment as LPNs.

Nicolet Area Technical College
5364 College Drive
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Associate Degree in Nursing
The nursing program at Nicolet College prepares entry level nurses to be members of the heath care team. Graduates must demonstrate critical thinking, clinical judgment, and clinical competence. The educational framework consists of the nursing process and is used to care for individuals across the lifespan. Our philosophy incorporates faculty beliefs regarding nursing, health, person, community, nursing education, and nursing practice. In addition, students who complete the associate degree in nursing can seamlessly transfer credits to Marion College to complete their bachelor's degree in nursing or to Franklin University for Healthcare Management.

LPNs licensed in Wisconsin may enter the third semester of the nursing program, provided all first and second semester general education courses are completed with a “C” or better. Also required is the successful complete of the LPN to RN Bridge course and/or successful competency testing in nursing skills. Candidates must have a current Practical Nursing license and be eligible to practice in the state of Wisconsin. LPN credits (nursing credits from prior diploma) are held in escrow until third semester nursing courses are completed with a “C” or better. Contact the academic advisor for details.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
2740 West Mason Street
P.O. Box 19042
Green Bay, WI 54307


Associate Degree in Nursing
A graduate of this program who becomes a Registered Nurse in a variety of health care settings will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
Staff Nurse: is responsible for making nursing diagnoses and treating human responses to actual and potential health problems in health care facilities and insurance areas.
Charge Nurse: assumes the same responsibilities of a Registered Nurse in addition to directing the work flow and coordinating and managing the provision of care of patients and other staff in a medical facility. Offered at the Green Bay, Marinette and Sturgeon Bay campuses. The first year of the program is also offered at the West Regional Learning Center-Shawano. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. For information in Shawano: (715) 524-2418. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

Practical Nursing
Practical Nursing graduates work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, community health agencies, and private homes. They give bedside care to patients whose conditions are relatively stable and assist the Registered Nurse or doctor in the care of the acutely ill person. Offered at the Green Bay, Marinette and Sturgeon Bay campuses and at the West Regional Learning Center-Shawano. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. For information in Shawano: (715) 524-2418. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
1800 Bronson Blvd
Fennimore, WI 53809

Associate Degree in Nursing
This two-year program qualifies graduates to write the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurse (RN) status. The progression track is for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) desiring to further their education toward the RN status. This program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Practical Nursing
All students who successfully complete the first year of the curriculum will meet the requirements to apply for the LPN examination and licensure.

University of Wisconsin
School of Nursing
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792-2455
(608) 263-5200

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program prepares women and men for careers in professional nursing in hospitals and other health care agencies. The program provides a foundation for progressing to positions of increased responsibility, leadership, and continued education in graduate programs. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UW–Madison School of Nursing.

Registered nurses who hold a diploma or a degree from a two-year college and wish to earn a baccalaureate degree can complete the RN to BS program. Through this program, students deepen their knowledge of nursing theory and practice through both core and elective courses. The program is offered either full-time or part-time via the Internet. A goal of the program is to provide access so that students may pursue their education without having to relocate.

The School of Nursing and the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program in the School of Medicine and Public Health have partnered to offer an advanced placement BS in Nursing to MPH degree option. The option seeks to strengthen the public health nursing workforce by educating master’s prepared public health nurses to provide population-based services and health education in the prevention of diseases and promotion of health in communities. Graduates of this option are able to complete a BS in Nursing and MPH degree in an accelerated fashion over five years (three years from admission to the nursing major). Graduates are prepared for a wide range of nursing and public health practice positions. Prospective students should be aware that the MPH degree does not prepare graduates to teach in nursing degree programs.

PhD in Nursing
The School of Nursing is a special place to pursue a PhD degree—small enough to establish long-lasting, collegial relationships and receive individualized mentorship by nationally renowned faculty, yet large enough to offer a vast array of courses and the resources of a world-class research institution.

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
College of Nursing
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901 8660
(920) 424-1234

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Undergraduate Nursing Program prepares caring and scholarly nurse leaders for entry into evidence-based practice. The undergraduate curriculum builds on the foundation of the arts, sciences, and humanities. The nursing courses incorporate cutting edge technology, diverse educational methodologies, and state of the art clinical laboratories.

The College of Nursing, in collaboration with UW System Schools, provides opportunities for ADN students and/or graduates to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. These Bachelor of Science nursing courses are primarily online.

Accelerated BSN
The only program of its kind in the nation, the Accelerated Online BSN Option utilizes innovative technology to provide students with a previous bachelor's degree the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 12 months.

Master of Science in Nursing
The College of Nursing’s MSN emphases prepare bachelor’s degree-holding students for a career leading to advanced roles in nursing, as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) or Nurse Educator (NE). The CNL and NE emphases are 100% online.

Doctor of Nursing Practice
The College of Nursing's DNP program prepares advanced practice nurses and advanced nurse administrators for the highest level of nursing practice. The MSN to DNP is offered in a hybrid, part-time plan of study. The BSN to DNP with FNP specialization be

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Nursing 101
Eau Claire WI 54702

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The BSN program will prepare you as a generalist to provide professional nursing in a variety of areas including hospital, nursing home, community/public health, ambulatory, and home care settings. The BSN prepares you for study in graduate nursing programs.

Master of Science in Nursing
The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed to prepare nurses for a population focus in Adult-Gerontologic Health Nursing or Family Health Nursing and provides functional role preparation as a nurse educator. The core curriculum is designed to develop and increase students' competencies in theory analysis and evaluation; concept clarification and development; research and refined skills in clinical inquiry; health assessment; leadership; and analysis of contemporary issues. Building on the core curriculum, students apply new knowledge and skills in the clinical setting.

Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree option is for individuals pursuing education in advanced practice nursing. The DNP is a clinical doctorate designed to prepare nurses to assume leadership roles in the areas of advanced clinical practice (nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist) or nursing administration. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has determined that the DNP will be the graduate degree for advanced practice nurses, including clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, and nurse administrators, effective in 2015.

Viterbo University
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Viterbo's commitment to nursing education and the nursing profession has been paramount in Wisconsin and the tri-state area since Viterbo began offering the program in 1967. Viterbo graduates more BSN degree nurses than any private college or university in Wisconsin. Nearly 3,500 nurses are Viterbo alumni, one-third of which are living and working within 50 miles of La Crosse. Today over 400 students aspiring to be nurses have chosen Viterbo to earn their degree. The highest academic standards, coupled with a holistic approach of compassion and caring, has generated a superior reputation for the program which is appropriately referred to as the "Viterbo Way." In an effort to address the national nursing shortage, Viterbo is taking the initiative to continually improve and enhance its nursing program and capacity to better serve the needs of the community with graduates to fill this critical role.

Viterbo's nursing program has a 100-year tradition of excellence, and today our CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited BSN Completion program is designed specifically for registered nurses who want to earn their bachelor's degree quickly at an off-campus location. Classes meet one day a week in 7 week blocks. Viterbo offers the BSN Completion program at several locations. Please note, final locations and start dates for the BSN Completion program are determined based on interest and enrollment.

Graduate Nursing Programs
POST-BSN PROGRAM: Viterbo University’s graduate nursing program is specifically designed to be relevant and respon- sive to the needs of practicing professional nurses who wish to formally advance their knowledge and skills and seek an advanced nursing role. The program track choices include the family nurse practitioner (individual and family/life span) or the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner role, both specific to primary care. POST-MSN PROGRAM: This program option is for certified and practicing nurse practitioners who want to expand their knowledge, skills, and influence within their previously chosen role preparation and earn the DNP.

Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street
Pewaukee, WI 53072


Associate Degree in Nursing
70-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree. Nurses are a critical link in the healthcare industry. They work side by side with physicians, serving as caregivers, educators and patient advocates and in many other capacities. Their responsibilities vary in scope based on training and practice, and the field will evolve as technology continues to expand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the field of nursing is expected to grow 26 percent by 2020 - faster than the average for all occupations.

Practical Nursing
After completing the second semester of core/technical nursing courses, prepare to take the Practical Nursing (PN) Licensure exam and work as a LPN while continuing nursing studies.

Western Technical College
400 Seventh Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 785-9200

Associate Degree in Nursing
The N-AD program prepares students to function within the roles of manager of client care, provider of client care, and member of the discipline of nursing. The practice of nursing includes adherence to established standards of the profession; recognizing the impact of economic, political, social, and demographic forces on health care; use of effective communication skills; use of information technology; use of the nursing process as the framework for evidence based practice; consistently demonstrating caring, respect, and cultural sensitivity in interactions with others; health teaching; collaboration; management of resources; and assisting clients and their support network to cope with aging and/or adapt to chronic health alterations. RNs provide direction and supervision for licensed and unlicensed assertive staff who carry out basic nursing care. Critical thinking, collaboration, communication and problem solving are emphasized as the core elements for the methodology. Graduates apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for RNs as licensure is required for practice.

Practical Nursing
The Practical Nurse (LPN) is a member of the nursing team who provides nursing care under the supervision of the registered nurse. Such care includes observing, documenting, and reporting; implementing nursing measures and medical regimens; and assisting in planning and evaluating nursing care. The curriculum is comprised of nursing science and general education courses. Concurrent theory instruction and laboratory experience in the school, hospitals, and long-term care facilities are provided. Special strengths of the program lie in the high degree of individualization of learning activities and concentrated transition experience in a long-term care facility. Graduates apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for PNs as licensure is required for practice. This program is accredited by the WI Board of Nursing. Graduates are employed as LPN's in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, and physician's offices.

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake, WI 54871

Associate Degree in Nursing
A career as an associate degree nurse will provide you with a dynamic profession that encompasses compassion and caring with a scientific approach to promote optimal health for the individual, family, community, and society. At completion of the program, you will be eligible to become a Registered Nurse through the state licensure examination.