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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Improve Lives

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) provides the skills you need to help people stay healthy.

Dive into a program rich in hands-on, concept-based BSN program, supported by direct engagement with experienced faculty. Our comprehensive four-year degree program not only prepares you as a nurse but also positions you as a healthcare leader. Why earn your BSN? Evidence shows that hospitals staffed predominantly with BSN-educated nurses report remarkable improvements in patient outcomes, including lower mortality rates, fewer complications, and reduced hospital stays.

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Apply to UW-Green Bay

Applying to UW-Green Bay and applying to the BSN program are two different steps. Join the flock and earn your wings!

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Admission Requirements

Learn about our admission requirements. Take the next step toward admission to the program. Applications are open between March 1 and May 15.

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A Valuable Degree

College Factual regularly ranks UW-Green Bay as one of the most valuable bachelor’s degrees for the money.

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Partnerships equal Opportunities

Get access to more with the help of our clinical partners.

Local healthcare systems are integral to our program, providing a diverse range of practicum experiences. With our strong partnerships, you’ll gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs and build networks with nursing professionals for future career opportunities. Plus, we take care of finding your placements, so you can focus on learning. Many of our students also work in healthcare roles while studying, enriching their education with real-world experience and valuable professional connections.

About the BSN Program

Gear Up For Your Future Career in Nursing

Unlock your potential and cultivate your ability to care for patients. 

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Clinical Info

You’ll complete several practica throughout the program to put what you’re learning into practice. But you won’t have to worry about setting them up – we’ll take care of all clinical placements.

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Why Earn a BSN?

A BSN just makes sense: 82.4% of employers strongly prefer nurses with a BSN, while 41% of hospitals and healthcare facilities require their nurses to earn a BSN within 3-4 years of hire.

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Elevate Your Education

If you want to take the next step after your bachelor’s, continue your education right here at UW-Green Bay. Our Master’s Degree in Nursing can improve your job prospects and open new leadership opportunities.

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Calling All High School Seniors!

If you have achieved academic success, you may be qualified for direct admission to the BSN program through the Nurse Scholar option. Applications open January 15 and are due by April 15.

Nursing Scholar Option

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Advocate Aurora Partnership 

UW-Green Bay is an Advocate Aurora Health Preferred Partner. If you are an Advocate Aurora employee, this partnership may give you additional benefits like enhanced tuition reimbursement.  Learn More

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Phoenix

"The teachers were great. They knew exactly what they were talking about because they had the experience as nurses. For me, it created more trust in them."

Esther Nalukwago '23
BSN Graduate

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Be Prepared

Wondering if you're ready to apply to our program? From traditional students to people looking to switch careers to student-athletes to military members, we have a wide variety of students. If you're a high school student, we recommend taking four years of science, including two years of biology.

Though the ACT is not required by UW-Green Bay, it assists your advisor when placing you in college science courses. Be sure to take the Wisconsin Math Placement Test in the spring of your senior year.

If you already have college credit, get in touch with our advisors to see how your credits will transfer.

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Become a Professional with a License to Care

UW-Green Bay's BSN program is part of the highly respected UW System. UW-Green Bay is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at UW-Green Bay is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750,Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The BSN Program is in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services Board of Nursing, PO Box 8366, Madison, WI 53708-8366.

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Meet Christine Vandenhouten, the Director of Nursing. If you need more information about the program, get in touch with her or any of our other staff. We’re here to help!

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