Three Tracks - One Program
The program is offered in three tracks: BSN-LINC National Track via the internet for nurses residing outside the state of Wisconsin; BSN@Home Track (formerly known as the Collaborative Nursing Program) also offered via the Internet for nurses residing in the state of Wisconsin; and Campus & Northwoods Track (face-to-face on campus). The program requirements, outcomes, and curriculum are the same for all three tracks, even though courses are delivered through different modalities.
The BSN-LINC Track is designed for RNs who reside outside the state of Wisconsin. Students must have a current RN license from any state in the U.S. for eligibility. Practicum is arranged in the student’s home state. All courses are available via the Internet. For more information please visit BSN-LINC Track.
The Internet-based BSN@Home Track for RNs who are Wisconsin residents, is available through the combined resources of the Nursing programs at the UW campuses in Green Bay, Eau Claire, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, and Stevens Point. The BSN is awarded by the home institution, in this case UW-Green Bay. All general education and support courses are offered via the Internet through UW-Green Bay Adult Degree and the UW-Colleges on-line. BSN@Home Track students are welcome to take courses on campus. For more information please visit BSN@Home Track.
The Campus & Northwoods Track is designed for RNs who reside within traveling distance of UW Green Bay. (Note: A limited number of courses also are offered face to face in Marinette and Rhinelander, Wisconsin classroom locations). Nursing courses are offered in campus classrooms. Courses are typically “block scheduled,” meeting one day or evening per week. Campus & Northwoods Track students may also take online courses through the BSN@Home Track. For more information please visit Campus & Northwoods Track.
General education and support courses can be completed for all three tracks either on-campus; through UW-Green Bay Adult Degree (on-line or independent study/Saturday schedule); through UW-Colleges (on-line or on campus); or through UW Independent Learning correspondence courses.
There is one practicum in Community Health Nursing which involves flexible scheduling and is arranged near the student's home, regardless of the track. The online Health Assessment course has no formal lab component. However, students will need to use a friend, colleague or family member to practice the assessment skills. Each of the assessments will be evaluated by completion of correct documentation, case studies, and/or quiz evaluations. In addition, students will be encouraged to work with an experienced nurse colleague who will be helpful in skill development and giving feedback on emerging skills.