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Degree Options

UW-Green Bay’s College of Health, Education and Social Welfare offers degree options for students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. In uncertain times and with world-changing events, this is certain—the demand and respect for nurses and healthcare professionals will only continue to grow. Bring your passion, and we’ll transform you into a healthcare professional. To those ready to take on the challenge—we say welcome! If you're ready to rise to the challenge, call (920) 465-2826 or e-mail

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Nursing students working with a patient simulation mannequin in the nursing skills lab

Direct Entry Into Nursing

Traditional Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) (4-Year Program)

A BSN degree from UW-Green Bay elevates your nursing career potential to a higher level because it's just not what, but also how you learn in our nursing program that makes us untraditional. You'll not only master clinical nursing skills, but also the invaluable decision-making abilities that will make you a vital asset to the healthcare community. Our innovative concept-based curriculum prepares nurses with the critical reasoning needed to adapt to the growing complexities of delivering quality care in today’s healthcare environments. Visit our traditional BSN page

Nurse 1-2-1

Nursing students in the Nursing Simulation labThe NURSE 1-2-1 is offered through the combined resources of the nursing programs at UW-Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). The program offers high school graduates a four-year Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) taking courses in Year 1 at UW-Green Bay; Years 2 and 3 at NWTC to complete an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN); and at UW-Green Bay for Year 4 to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Students can enjoy a traditional college experience, including living on campus, and take advantage of high quality, nationally accredited expertise at both UW-Green Bay and NWTC. See more about the Nurse 1-2-1 program

Marinette Nursing Track

Similar to NURSE 1-2-1, this pathway prepares students for in-demand careers while staying in the Marinette area. This pathway starts in Year 1 with General Studies at the UW-Green Bay Marinette Campus. In Years 2 and 3, students earn an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from the NWTC Marinette Campus. Year 4 is online at UW-Green Bay to complete a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree. Visit the Marinette Nursing Track

LTC 2-2-1 Pathway 

(Ideal for students in the Manitowoc/Sheboygan area)

Students spend 2 years on the UWGB-Manitowoc or UWGB-Sheboygan campus completing an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree, and then 2 years at Lakeshore Technical College earning an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) degree. This is followed by 1 year at UWGB for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion degree. This means earning three degrees in only five years! The advantages of this pathway include: paying less to attend UW-Green Bay’s Manitowoc or Sheboygan campuses; participating in campus events at all campuses; paying lower tuition at LTC than four-year universities; possible tuition reimbursement by your employer if you are working as a RN during your final year; selecting courses that are available in-person, online, and in hybrid format; and having family and friends close by for support. See More about the LTC 2-2-1 Pathway

Health Studies Options

Community Health Education

(For those who want to make an impact on their community)

A community health educator’s mission is promoting wellness beyond hospitals and individual patients—to build a healthier world. As a community health education major, you will address factors that influence wellness to promote a better quality of life for all. This major takes a holistic approach to health, focusing on creating a more active, informed community. You’ll take courses in communication, human biology, nutrition science, health management, psychology, nursing and social work. The possibilities for careers in community health are endless, including government health agencies, insurance companies and healthcare systems, among others. Visit the Community Health Education page

Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT)

(For those interested in technology)

HIMT professionals are experts in managing patient health information and managing computer information systems. They maintain, collect, and analyze data that healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare. The future belongs to HIMT professionals who are fluent in technology and understand how to get the most from the data. The degree focuses on the information sector of healthcare because it is one of the fastest growing segments of the industry. Advances in health-related technologies and electronic patient records bring with them new regulations and concerns for privacy and security. Highly skilled professionals are needed to manage this area, and graduates are well positioned to meet that need. A fully online option is perfect for working individuals. Visit the HIMT page

Organizational Leadership with a Management in Health Systems emphasis

The Organizational Leadership major is offered fully online and is designed to help students understand theoretical and practical aspects of leadership across disciplines, while allowing them to select an area of emphasis that interests them. The Management in Health Systems emphasis will prepare you for a career working in healthcare settings such as medical offices, hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare settings. This is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy and students with this emphasis will gain knowledge to succeed in this sector. Alternatively, you can obtain a stand-alone Management in Health Systems Certificate. See Org Leadership's Management in Health Systems

Need More Information?

For more information about any of these programs, call (920) 465-2826 or e-mail