Professional Program in Nursing (RN to BSN) - www.uwgb.edu/nursing
OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM:
The Professional Program in Nursing at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay (UW-Green Bay) provides an opportunity for Registered Nurses (RNs) holding an associate degree or diploma in nursing to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). This accredited, high quality BSN completion program is designed to be nurse friendly. It is a flexible program designed to meet the needs of adult learners and working registered nurses throughout Wisconsin and the United States. Prior learning is acknowledged through liberal articulation and transfer policies.
The program is built upon the foundation of the associate degree or diploma in Nursing and includes general education courses, courses supportive of Nursing, and the upper-level Nursing courses. The program consists of 120 credits for the BSN degree. The RN typically transfers 57-60 credits through articulation agreements. Additional credits completed at other universities, colleges, or community colleges also transfer. The remaining UW-Green Bay requirements for graduation include 30 credits of general education and support courses for the Nursing Major and 30 credits of upper level Nursing courses.
The program is offered in three tracks: Campus Track (face-to-face on campus);
BSN@HOME Track (via the Internet for nurses residing in the state of Wisconsin); and BSN-LINC/National Track (via the Internet for nurses residing outside the state of Wisconsin). Even though courses are delivered through different modalities, the program requirements, outcomes, and curriculum are the same for all three tracks. Only one course, Community Health Nursing Practicum requires a practicum. The practicum involves flexible scheduling and is arranged near the student’s home.
WHO SHOULD BE IN THIS PROGRAM :
The program is for Registered Nurses holding an associate degree or diploma in Nursing who desire to earn a baccalaureate degree. Students must have a current RN license in any state and have a grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent on post-secondary coursework.
WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM AT UW-GREEN BAY:
The Professional Program in Nursing is high quality, user friendly, and available on-campus or on-line. Remember, distance doesn't matter!
- The professional program in Nursing at UW-Green Bay is approved by:
Wisconsin State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, Wis. 53708
- It is also accredited by:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1120
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS PROGRAM :
A bachelor’s degree in nursing is necessary for management/administrative positions, public health nursing, and other selected clinical positions. It is also a prerequisite for admission to graduate nursing programs in nursing education, nursing administration, and advanced practice nursing (including nurse anesthetist, nurse midwifery, nurse practitioner, and clinical nurse specialization).
To find out more about the nature of the work, working conditions, earnings, training, and job outlook, check the Occupational Outlook Handbook @ http://www.bls.gov/oco/ (Search for Registered Nurses.)
LINKS FOR MORE HELP:
- Contact the Professional Program in Nursing at firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Visit our homepage at http://www.uwgb.edu/nursing/
- For Professional Program in Nursing course listings and descriptions , check UW-Green Bay’s undergraduate Catalog at http://www.uwgb.edu/catalog/undrgrad/NURS.htm