Are you ready to apply to the professional nursing major at UWM? Welcome to the resource page available for your planning and application process. These resources are available to guide pre-nursing students of UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside and UW-Washington County during the application process. Still, we strongly encourage you to reach out to your advisor for specific questions.

Steps to Becoming a Registered Nurse

Progression through major: Pre-Nursing, Apply, Nursing Major, NCLEX, and Registered Nurse

Fall 2021 Holistic Application to Major will open in October/
November 2020

Admission Application Guidelines
Rubric for Admission

General Application Deadlines

Fall Professional Major Start (UWM, UWP, and UWWC)

  • November: Professional Major Application available online and in our Student Affairs Office
  • Mid-January: Fall Professional Major Application deadline
  • March: Admission decisions rendered for Fall applicants

Spring Professional Major Start (UWM) 

  • April: Professional Major Application available online and in our Student Affairs Office
  • Mid-August: Spring Professional Major Application deadline
  • October: Admission decisions rendered for Spring applicants


UWM College of Nursing Core Values

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Human Dignity
  • Diversity
  • Accountability
  • Social Justice
  • Excellence

College of Nursing Affiliate Student Organizations

Nursing Student Association (NSA)
Faculty Advisor: Julie Snethen

Student Nurses Association at Parkside (SNAP)
Faculty Advisor: Rochelle Nelson

Love Your Melon
Advisor: Susan Wolff

College of Nursing Volunteer Opportunities

UW-Milwaukee Resources

Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership and Research

  • Explore volunteer, leadership opportunities and service opportunities on campus and in the community
  • Located in the Union room WG28 or visit their website.

UW-Parkside Resources