The UWM College of Nursing and the MATC School of Health Sciences offer collaborative programs that lead to both the associate degree (ADN) and the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BS-Nursing). There are two options:

ADN to BSN Program – The 3+1 Program

Students in this program option complete their first three years of education at MATC. Students enroll in courses at MATC that meet program requirements of the baccalaureate nursing program at UWM.

By taking courses that meet the requirements of both schools, students can complete both an associate degree and a baccalaureate degree in four years. Students complete pre-requisite courses during their first year at MATC. Students complete the nursing program courses during their second and third years at MATC. Students enroll in advanced nursing courses at UWM in the fourth year of the program. The fourth-year classes at UWM are scheduled to meet the needs of students who are working during this last year of the program. Find out more information in our detailed course plan.

Direct Admit Program

Students in this innovative program option complete their first two years at UWM.  Students can enjoy a traditional college experience and live in university housing if they choose to do so.

Students then spend their next two years in the nursing program courses at MATC to complete their associate’s degree in nursing (ADN).  The last year of the program is completed at UWM where advanced nursing courses are scheduled to meet the needs of working students. More detailed information can be found in the course plan.

Program Resources

The UWM College of Nursing and the MATC School of Health Sciences offer collaborative programs that lead to both the associate degree in nursing (ADN) and the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BS-Nursing).

Please contact an advisor at the UWM College of Nursing for more information on course planning and graduation requirements.

UWM BS in Nursing Program*MATC ADN Program
Chemistry or BiochemistryBiochemistry
(NATSCI 186 or NATSCI 207/208)
Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2
(NATSCI 177/179 or NATSCI 197)
MicrobiologyMicrobiology
(NATSCI 197)
Additional natural science creditsNone
NutritionNone
(NatSCI 172 or 220 meets nutrition requirements)
Growth & DevelopmentPsychology
(PSYCH 188 or PSYCH 238 meets Growth & Development requirements)
PsychologyNone
(PSYCH 231 meets Psychology requirements)
SociologySociology
(SOCSCI 197 or SOCSCI 203)
English 102 (or equivalent)Communication
(ENG 151/152 or ENG 201)
Math 102, 103 105, 108 (or equivalent)Math
(as needed per placement testing)
HumanitiesNone
(see chart for MATC courses that meet)
HistoryNone
(see chart for MATC courses that meet)
ArtNone
(see chart for MATC courses that meet)
ElectivesEconomics
(ECON 195 or ECON 200 series)
30 advanced nursing course credits 38 total nursing course credits
64 total non-nursing course credits32 total non-nursing course credits
124 total credits70 total credits
*30 MATC nursing credits are awarded towards the baccalaureate degree
*Minimum of 30 additional MATC credits are awarded towards the baccalaureate degree

The courses listed below transfer from Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) to UWM College of Nursing as the required courses noted. Additional courses transfer from MATC as electives

English
UWM CourseCreditsEquivalent
MATC Course
Credits
English 1013English 1
ENG 201
3
English 1023English 2
ENG 201
3

Math
UWM CourseCreditsEquivalent
MATC Course
Credits
Math 0950Applied/Beginning Algebra
MATH 113,
MATH 141 or
MATH 191
0
Math 1053Intermediate Algebra
MATH 200 or 201
4

Natural Science
UWM CourseCreditsEquivalent
MATC Course
Credits
Biological Science 1014Microbiology
NATSCI 161/197
4
Biological Science 2024Anatomy & Physiology I
NATSCI 177 or NATSCI 201
4
Biological Science 2034Anatomy & Physiology II
NATSCI 179 or 202
4
Chemistry 1014General Chemistry with Lab
NATSCI 207
4
Chemistry 1034Survey of Biochemistry
NATSCI 208
4
NURS 2512Genetics and Genomics
NATSCI 259
2

Psychology and Growth & Development
UWM CourseCreditsEquivalent
MATC Course
Credits
NURS 203
Growth & Development
3Lifespan Psychology
SOCSCI 238
3
NURS 203
Growth & Development
3Human Growth and Development
SOCSCI 134
3
NURS 203
Growth & Development
3Developmental Psychology
SOCSCI 188
3
Psychology 1013General Psychology
SOCSCI 198/231
3

Social Science

Nursing requires 3 credits of Sociology and 3 credits of Social Science. Courses listed as Sociology may be used to complete either the Sociology or the Social Science requirement. Only permitted to take 1 course equivalent to a specific Sociology course at UWM. (example Soc 102)

UWM CourseCreditsEquivalent
MATC Course
Credits
Sociology 2603Marriage & Family
SOCSCI 128
3
Sociology 1023American Institutions
SOCSCI 153
3
Sociology 2243Race, Ethnic & Diversity**
SOCSCI 172
3
Sociology 1023Social Problems
SOCSCI 174
3
Sociology 1023Contemporary American Sociology
SOCSCI 197
3
Sociology 1013Introductory Sociology
SOCSCI 196/203
3
Sociology 2603Marriage & Family
SOCSCI 204
3
Sociology 1023Social Disorganization
SOCSCI 205
3
Sociology 2413Intro to Criminology
SOCSCI 207
3
Sociology 2153Sociology of Religion
SOCSCI 209
4
Sociology 2503Working Women – Soc. Perspective
SOCSCI 213
4
Sociology 2463Juvenile Delinquency
SOCSCI 236
3
Anthropology 1023Intro to Cultural Anthropology
SOCSCI 206
3
Communications 1013Interpersonal Communication
Speech 203
3
Economics 1003Economics
SOCSCI 195
3
Economics 1033Principles of Microeconomics
SOCSCI 201
3
Economics 1043Principles of Macroeconomics
SOCSCI 202
3
Geography 1103World Geography
SOCSCI 241
3
History 2063Europe-Napoleon to Present
HIST 202
3
History 206320th Century European History
HIST 207
3
History 1513America Through 1877
HIST 211
3
History 1523America Since 1877
HIST 212
3
History Elective3Hist. Am Minorities**
HIST 216
3
History Elective3Contemporary Civil Rights
HIST 217
3
History 2633Native American History Culture**
HIST 218
3
History 2623Wisconsin Indians Past/Present**
HIST 219
3
History 2153History of Capitalism and Labor
HIST 220
3
History 1803Latin American History
HIST 231
3
History 2873History of the Vietnam Years I
HIST 236
3
International Studies 1003Contemporary World Affairs
HIST 205
3
Political Science 1043Amer National Government
SOCSCI 221
3
Political Science 1053Amer State & Local Government
SOCSCI 222
3
Political Science 2133Prob & Prog of City
SOCSCI 229
3
Psychology Elective3Psych Human Rel
SOCSCI 151
3
Psychology Elective3Abnormal Psychology
SOCSCI 159
3
Psychology Elective3Psychology of Human Relation
SOCSCI 199
3
Psychology Elective3Abnormal Psychology
SOCSCI 232
3
Psychology 2303Social Psychology
SOCSCI 233
3
Psychology 2053Psych of Adjustment
SOCSCI 235
3
Psychology 2603Child Psychology
SOCSCI 237
3
Psychology Elective3History of Psychology
SOCSCI 239
3
General Elective3Death and Dying
SOCSCI 210
3
General Elective3Valuing Diversity**
SOCSCI 217
3
*Also fulfills 3-credit History requirement for students in the College of Nursing
**Satisfies UW-Milwaukee Cultural Diversity requirement In addition, many other courses transfer from MATC to UWM as electives. See a College of Nursing advisor if you have
questions.
Courses Approved for GER Distribution

UWM General Education Requirements in Arts (3 crs) and Humanities (6 crs) must be fulfilled by all pre-nursing students who have not enrolled in an accredited institution prior to September 1986.

UWM CourseCreditsEquivalent
MATC Course
Credits
Art 1053Understanding Art
ART 201
3
English 233
(cannot take both English 221 and 223)
3Creative Writing
ENG 207
3
Music 1083Music Appreciation
MUS 205
3
Theatre 1003Intro to Theatre
SPEECH 212
3
English 223
(cannot take both English 221 and 223)
3American Literature I
ENG 213
3
English 2243American Literature II
ENG 214
3
English 2483Contemporary Literature
ENG 215
3
Afro American 1023Afro American Lit I**
ENG 218
3
Afro American 2103Afro American Lit II**
ENG 219
3
English 2763Native American Literature**
ENG 220
3
English 2773Native American Women**
ENG 221
3
English 2773Af Am Lit By/About Black Women**
ENG 223
3
English 2433Images of Women in Literature
ENG 222
3
Comp Lit 2313Holocaust Literature
ENG 225
3
Classic Lit 2603Utopian & Science Fiction Lit
ENG 235
3
English Elective3Intro to Modern Cinema
ENG 240
3
Africology 1113African-American History 1**
HIST 214
3
Africology 1123African-American History 2**
HIST 215
3
Spanish 2043Spanish 4
FOR LAN 214
3
History 205*3Eur-Ren to Napoleon
HIST 201
3
History 101*3Western Civilization to 1776
HIST 203
3
History 102*3Western Civilization 1776-Present
HIST 204
3
History 243*3Women in American History
HIST 210
3
Philosophy Elective3Ethics for Professions
SOCSCI 149
3
Philosophy 1013Intro to Philosophy
SOCSCI 250
3
Communication 1033Elements of Speech I
SPEECH 201
3
Communication Elective3Communication & Leadership
SPEECH 204
3
Communication Elective3Intercultural Communication
SPEECH 206
3
Communication Elective3Oral Interpetation
SPEECH 211
3
*Also fulfills 3-credit History requirement for students in the College of Nursing
**Satisfies UW-Milwaukee Cultural Diversity requirement In addition, many other courses transfer from MATC to UWM as electives. See a College of Nursing advisor if you have
questions.
Contact

Connor Sampson, Advisor
414-229-3749
sampsocc@uwm.edu