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UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing prides itself on its diverse student population.  Whether you are local, a Wisconsin resident, live out of state or international the College of Nursing welcomes you.

Undergraduate Admissions

First-Year Students

Apply online, to UW-Milwaukee and choose “nursing” as your major of interest.  For admission to the university you must meet the following requirements:

Transfer and Second Degree

Please e-mail all unofficial transcripts to uwmnurse@uwm.edu or fax to 414-229-5554.  Then call the Student Affairs Office at 414-229-5047 to schedule an appointment with the appropriate advisor to create a plan of study. For admission to the university you must meet the following requirements:

  • A grade of  ‘B’ or higher in a transferable science course
  • At least 15 credits successfully completed
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 of higher

UW-Parkside

To find out more about UWM College of Nursing’s program at UW-Parkside, contact the UW-Parkside Nursing Student Affairs office at 262-595-2480.
UW-Parkside admission requirements

UW-Washington County

To find out more about UWM College of Nursing’s pre-nursing courses at UW-Washington County, contact Donna Wier at 414-229-5047.
UW-Washington County admission requirements

Masters Admissions

MN Direct Entry

  1. Apply to the UWM Graduate School.
  2. Completion of the GRE (taken within the last five years) may be required if the Graduate School calculates all undergraduate coursework to be below a 3.20 GPA. This calculation is not made until the Graduate School Application is complete. Students who hold a Master’s degree are exempt from taking the GRE.
  3. Complete pre-requisite courses prior to beginning the program. Courses must be taken within five years of starting the program with a grade of B or higher.
    • Upper-level undergraduate course in Statistics
    • Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters)
    • Growth and Development
    • Microbiology
    • Biochemistry (a general chemistry course is required to enroll in Biochemistry)
    • Nutrition
  4. Follow the guide to the Application Process

MN

  1. Apply to the UWM Graduate School
  2. Complete the GRE (taken within the last five years) may be required if the Graduate School calculates all undergraduate coursework to be below a 3.20 GPA. This calculation is not made until the Graduate School Application is complete. Students who hold a master’s degree are exempt from taking the GRE.
  3. Complete an upper-level undergraduate Statistics course (within the last five years) with a grade of B or higher.
  4. Follow the Guide to the Application Process

RN to MN

Apply online, specifying your campus of choice UW-Milwaukee.

Submit transcripts from high school and any college or university attended. Students who have completed the GED or HSED are required to submit official high school transcripts and GED/HSED test scores.  All transcripts can be sent to UWM Admissions.

Doctoral Admissions

For questions about the graduate admissions process please contact Jennifer Daood at daood@uwm.edu.

BS to DNP

  1. Apply to the UWM Graduate School.
  2. Complete the GRE if required.
  3. Complete an upper level undergraduate statistics course with a B or higher prior to beginning the program.
  4. Submit required materials to the UWM Graduate School. Go to the BS-DNP program page for details.

Post-Master’s DNP (Online)

  1. Apply to the UWM Graduate School
  2. Complete the GRE if required.
  3. Complete an upper level undergraduate statistics course with a B or higher prior to beginning the program.
  4. Submit required materials to the UWM Graduate School. Go to the PM-DNP program page for details.

DNP/MBA

As a collaborative program, DNP/MBA students are admitted to both UWM graduate programs in nursing and business administration.

  1. Apply to the UWM Graduate School
  2. Complete either the GMAT or GRE.
  3. Complete Bus Adm 701 Business Mathematics (foundation course) either prior to admission to the program or during completion of the degree program
  4. Submit required materials to the UWM Graduate School. Go to the DNP/MBA program page for details.

BS to PhD

  1. Apply to the UWM Graduate School
  2. Complete the GRE if required
  3. Complete a graduate level statistics course with a B or higher prior to beginning the program.
  4. Submit required materials to the UWM Graduate School. Go to the BS-PhD program page for details.

PhD

  1. Apply to the UWM Graduate School
  2. Complete the GRE if required.
  3. Complete a graduate statistics course with a B or higher prior to beginning the program.
  4. Submit required materials to the UWM Graduate School. Go to the PhD program page for details.

PhD (Online)

  1. Apply to the UWM Graduate School
  2. Complete the GRE if required.
  3. Complete a graduate level statistics course with a B or higher prior to beginning the program.
  4. Submit required materials to the UWM Graduate School. Go to the PhD Online program page for details.