RN to BSN Online | BSN@Home

“My two-year degree program was outstanding—I can’t say enough good things about it, but I’ve always wanted a bachelor’s degree. I love to learn, and I felt the four-year degree would make me a more well-rounded person.”

JoAnn Brink ’18

How to Get In

You can begin the program in either spring or fall. The UW applications for admissions opens on August 1 for both terms.

  • Application opens: August 1
  • Deadlines: Your application is due by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on the noted deadline dates.

Review of Applications

Your application will be reviewed by the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment. You will be evaluated on both high school and college records.

To Apply

  1. Complete the UW System Application for Admission:
    • Intended campus: UW–Madison
    • Intended major: BSN@Home/Nursing Collaborative Program
  2. Send in official transcript from both high school and college directly to the UW-Madison Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  3. Send in one letter of recommendation

*For this program, there is no additional application needed for the School of Nursing.

UW–Madison Reentry Admission

If you have previously attended UW–Madison as a degree-seeking student, you are eligible to apply to the BSN@Home program by submitting a Reentry Application at any time. If you have been a UW–Madison student, but not previously earned an undergraduate degree, you will be re-admitted to your previous classification (example: Letters & Science). If readmitted to your previous classification, email the School of Nursing indicating that you’d like to be considered for admission to the BSN@Home program. If you are a second-degree candidate you need to follow the admissions requirements and deadlines above and apply as a second degree student.

  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing from an accredited nursing program complete before you begin the BSN@Home Program. Students with an ADN (or equivalent degree) through an international institution are eligible for admission consideration if they have completed the following required coursework. International Nurse Admission Requirements can be downloaded here.
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale
  • RN license (earned within the first semester of the program)
  • Meets university transfer admission requirements at UW–Madison.

Factors considered in admission decisions include:

Cumulative grade point average (GPA): While the average GPA of admitted transfers is a 3.4, UW–Madison will consider prospective BSN@Home you if you have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 with steady grade trends and patterns. GPA calculations will include all grades received for repeated courses; the initial grade, as well as grades received in second and subsequent attempts will be included in the GPA calculation.

College-Level Course Preparation: You must have completed at least 24 transferable (college-level) non-nursing credits in addition to the nursing classes you completed in your ADN or Nursing Diploma program.

High School Record: Regardless of the number of college credits earned, your high school transcript is required and must show proof of graduation.

Required Courses:  You must have completed one year each of high school algebra, plane geometry, and college-preparatory math, and two high school years or two college semesters of a single foreign language. Requirements may vary if you graduated high school 1991 or prior. Contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment with specific questions about your academic background.

Students in the Associate’s Degree in Nursing are eligible to sign a transfer contract which guarantees admissions to the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s BSN@Home program as long as all parts of the contract are met.

You can view the contract on the Undergraduate Admissions page.

In order to sign the transfer contract Madison College students must schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor and they will go over all eligibility requirements and submit the contract during that meeting.

Current Madison College students working on completing BSN@Home Degree requirements can use this guide to help them choose courses that meet general education requirements for this program. View the equivalencies guide.

Begin working on your BSN while still finishing your ADN! Students in the 3rd and 4th semesters of their Associate’s Degree in Nursing program are eligible to take BSN@Home nursing classes as a special student. If you are interested in doing so, you should email us and apply as a special student.

24
BSN@Home credits for the degree

60+
Students

85%
5-year average admission rate

Connect with an Advisor

To make an appointment, call 608-263-5202. Current UW–Madison students can schedule online using Starfish. Visit the Student Site for additional advising information.

Kelli Richards

Position title: Career Development & Learning Support Manager

Email: kelli.richards@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5163