Are you ready to apply to the professional nursing major at UWM at Milwaukee, Waukesha or Parkside?

Welcome to the resource page for your planning and application process. These resources are available to guide pre-nursing students 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

Spring 2022 Holistic Application to Major –
Apply Now

Apply Now
Admission Application Guidelines
Rubrics for Admission

General Application Deadlines

Fall Professional Major Start (UWM, UWM at Waukesha, UW-Parkside
  • November: Professional Major Application available online
  • January: Fall Professional Major Application deadline
  • March: Admission decisions rendered for Fall applicants
Spring Professional Major Start (UWM)
  • April: Professional Major Application available online
  • July: Spring Professional Major Application deadline
  • October: Admission decisions rendered for Spring applicants


Contact us for more information

PounceUWM College of Nursing
at Waukesha
Central Advising
262-521-5040 (for appointments)

Katie NackUWM Milwaukee/Waukesha
Last Names A-L
Katie Nack
414-229-5047 (for appointments)

UWM Milwaukee/Waukesha
Last Names M-Z
Donna Wier
Senior Advisor
414-229-5047 (for appointments)

Hillary VaraUWM Nursing Consortial Program
at Parkside
Hillary Vara
414-229-5047 or 262-595-2480 (for appointments)

UWM College of Nursing Core Values

UWM College of Nursing Core Values
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Human Dignity
  • Diversity
  • Accountability
  • Social Justice
  • Excellence

College of Nursing Affiliate Student Organizations/Volunteer Opportunities

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

College of Nursing Volunteer Opportunities

UW-Milwaukee & Waukesha 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