Three Degree Programs
The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is a two-year course sequence that builds on a foundation of pre-nursing study to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. As a BSN student, you will gain conceptual knowledge and apply it through hands-on experiences in simulation labs and real-world care settings.
If you already have a bachelor’s degree or higher and are interested in making a career change to nursing, this fast-track professional program will take you there. You can earn a BSN in just 12 months. This program cultivates nurse leaders who are prepared to hit the ground running.
This low-residency program is designed to help RNs with diplomas or two-year degrees complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing without relocating. Most of the program is completed online. UW–Madison provides services like advising and financial aid, as well as a unique capstone practicum that gives students an integrative educational experience.
“Ultimately, I want to be a nurse so that I can create a lasting difference in healthcare, beyond just our day-to-day experiences, and really, delve into nursing research, and answer some bigger questions that we have about healthcare and nursing.”Natalie Kustner ’18
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This innovative program is designed for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a research career. Student get hands-on research experience with a faculty mentor. Programs of study are individually planned by the student and the advisory committee and take into consideration the students’ backgrounds, goals, and interests. Satisfactory progress guarantees admission to the PhD program.
This unique degree option gives undergraduate nursing students the opportunity to seek early admission to the MPH program and enroll in selected MPH courses while completing requirements for the BSN. Students complete both degrees over five years (three years from admission to the nursing program). Graduates are prepared for a wide range of nursing and public health practice positions.
Graduates of the 18-credit School Nurse Certification Program are eligible to apply for licensure through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. BSN students may complete the program concurrently, and BSN@Home students may complete some of the requirements concurrently and the remainder after graduation. For RNs who need to take a community health course to become a school nurse, Nursing 470 is a 3-credit online course that meets this requirement.
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Explore your interests, discover exciting ways to spend time outside of the classroom, connect with others, take care of yourself, and get support when you need it. The School of Nursing, the larger campus, and the city of Madison offer endless options to find community.
Meet Our Students
The School of Nursing is proud to introduce the 2023-24 student ambassadors. The student ambassadors are traditional bachelor of science in nursing students who serve as representatives of the School of Nursing. Through various outreach …
Raymond C. Lauver knew first-hand that finances create significant barriers to accessing quality education. To help break these barriers, he established the Diane Lauver Scholarship Fund to assist promising Badgers who cannot afford a college education without financial assistance. Meet Raymond and this year's Lauver Scholarship recipients.
A conversation with Julie Jones x'24, traditional bachelor of science in nursing student and student ambassador.
Annaly Garcia TBSN x’23 Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin What has been your favorite class or unit in the nursing program? Despite Pharmacology being one of the most challenging classes, it was also one of my favorites. …
Madisin Randolph x’24 Traditional BSN Student Hometown: Chicago, Illinois What has been your favorite class or unit in the nursing program? My favorite class from the fall semester has been Pharmacology. Despite the class being …
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