RN Completion, RN to BSN, RN to BS student working at laptop on BSN@Home, UW FLEX or UWM

The RN to BSN program at UW-Milwaukee is for diploma nurses, associate degree nurses and prelicensure ADN students looking for a flexible way to earn a baccalaureate degree.

The program is designed to support educational mobility and to strengthen professional growth and leadership competencies while building relationships with other highly motivated students. Students may choose from three modalities, in person, online and competency based assessment to complete their BS in Nursing.

Program Type

Major

Program Format

On Campus, Online
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What makes our program distinguished?

Our program consists of one curriculum delivered in three modes: face-to-face, online or the UW-FLEX Option. Students have the option to enroll full time or part time. Graduates of the Wisconsin Technical College System can earn a minimum of 60 credits applied toward their degree.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at UW-Milwaukee is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).  The program is also approved by the State of Wisconsin Board of Nursing.

Amy Walia, RN to BSN Alumni poses near the Nurse's Desk with a Theme Night Drawing for Trolls Night
UWM Alumna Amy Walia’s Story

The UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing offers the flexibility of three modes of learning for students to complete the RN to BSN program. Students enjoy the ability to move in and out of what mode best fits their learning style and life needs. We offer online, in-person and competency-based assessment. Prelicensure Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students can request permission to take courses to satisfy requirements for BSN completion.

Every RN to BS Program student will complete NURS 445 Capstone Practicum for RNs. The program is designed to schedule your capstone as your final course in the program. NURS 445 can occur in any setting where capstone students can engage in quality improvement while maintaining the professional standards of nursing. Students focus their capstone quality improvement project on a topic pertinent within their nursing practice setting. Students are encouraged to complete their quality improvement project within the setting in which they are currently employed.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at UW-Milwaukee is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) http://www.ccneaccreditation.org. CCNE requires all RN- BSN students to demonstrate, apply and integrate new knowledge in a nursing practice setting.

Which Frequently Asked Question should I review?

Preparing for a capstone?

Yes – go to the next question

No – feel free to review the Frequently Asked Questions, but plan for Capstone the semester prior to enrollment.

Are you employed as a nurse?

Yes – go to the next question

No – reach out to your academic advisor, success coach or program director for guidance.

Are you enrolled in BSN@Home or UW Flex?

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Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at UW-Milwaukee is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education http://www.ccneaccreditation.org. The program is also approved by the State of Wisconsin Board of Nursing.