2-2-1 Pathway to Nursing

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Introducing the 2–2–1 Pathway to Nursing

The new, 2-2-1 Pathway provides an affordable road to becoming a Registered Nurse. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development lists registered nurse as one of Wisconsin’s “Hot Jobs to 2028.” Program advisors at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) and Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) will guide you every step of the way. Earn three degrees in as little as five years.

Here’s how it works:

First 2 Years
  • Take courses on UW-Green Bay’s Manitowoc or Sheboygan campus and earn your Associate of Arts & Sciences Degree.
  • Participate in campus life, events, athletics and student organizations.
Second 2 Years
  • Take LTC courses in Cleveland and earn your Nursing-Associate Degree.
  • Participate in events and organizations including the Lakeshore Chapter of the Student Nurses Association.
  • Upon completing your LTC coursework, you will be prepared to take the RN-NCLEX exam, the same exam taken by students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After passing the exam, you can begin working as an RN.
Final  Year
  • Take courses online and practicum near your home through UW-Green Bay to complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.
  • Participate in events and organizations including the UW-Green Bay Student Nurses Association.
  • To encourage you to complete your bachelor’s degree, your employer may reimburse you for all or part of this final year of tuition.

Advantages to the 2-2-1 Pathway to Nursing

  • Avoid paying rent or college residence hall fees by living at home.
  • Pay less to attend UW-Green Bay’s Manitowoc or Sheboygan campuses than students seeking a bachelor’s degree.
  • Participate in campus events and organizations at all campuses, including athletics at UW-Green Bay.
  • Earn your Associates of Nursing Degree (ADN) and begin working as an RN while completing your BSN at UW-Green Bay.
  • Tuition at LTC is lower than four-year universities.
  • Take advantage of employer tuition reimbursement while working as an RN during your final year of coursework.
For additional information on this new pathway to nursing, contact:

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
920-465-2000 or 920-465-2826
uwgb@uwgb.edu