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Nursing Needs You

The demand for nurses has never been higher, or the rewards greater.

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development warns of a looming crisis: the state could face a shortfall of 20,000 nurses by 2035. The need for nurses has never been more pressing. Outnumbering physicians 3 to 1, registered nurses are the backbone of healthcare. The recent pandemic has intensified the challenges in healthcare, spotlighting the vital role of nurses in both preventative and responsive care. As a graduate of UW-Green Bay's BSN program, you'll step into this high-demand field, ready to lead and innovate in nursing science.

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6% Job Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is projected to rise by 6% through 2033 (compared to the 3% average for all occupations).

A Rewarding Career

The median salary for UW-Green Bay 2022 nursing graduates was $68,000 – with more experience, that number can rise. The median salary for all registered nurses was $81,220, nationally, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022.


You'll be in high demand in our region after graduation. Many nursing students are hired as CNAs or nurse technicians while they complete the nursing program. This makes for an easy transition to practice after graduation.

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Where Phoenix Have Landed

Take a page from some of our recent graduates to see where you can work after graduation.

  • Bellin Health
  • HSHS St. Vincent and St. Mary's Hospitals
  • Aurora Baycare Medical Center
  • ThedaCare
  • Aspirus
  • Bellin Psychiatric Center
  • Advocate Aurora Health - Sheboygan
  • Children's Wisconsin
  • Froedtert Hospital
  • Juneau County Health Department
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Unity Hospice
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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Become a Leader in Nursing

More and more, employers require a master's degree for people who want to become leaders and advance their nursing careers. Continue your education, right here at UW-Green Bay, with our graduate programs related to nursing:

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Ask an Expert

Wondering what your next step is? Your nursing advisors, like Ruth Pearson, can help talk you through career aspirations. 

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