BSN Programs Milwaukee, WI

Enroll in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program if you want a competitive advantage in the field from the commencement of your career in nursing. While this four-year pathway is not feasible for everyone, it is the best path if you want to qualify for employment in renowned hospitals and healthcare facilities. It is the degree recommended by the National Academy of Medicine as the training will aid the development of critical thinking, clinical judgment, evidence-based research, community health and other factors that are critical to caring for complex patients. It is the degree that you must have if you plan on pursuing graduate study to become an advanced practice nurse (APN).

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

The BS in Nursing at the University of Wisconsin provides students with a broad spectrum on health care. Students will complete the general education requirements in the first two years of the program followed by professional major courses in the final two years. Admission is granted only to those who meet the English and math competencies and the prerequisite nursing courses. Upon graduation, students are ready to take the NCLEX to earn licensure as a registered nurse. Graduates will be prepared to respond to the health care needs and population health issues.

Program Outline

Semester Credits: 124
Duration: 4 years
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:

General education courses – Intermediate Algebra, Anatomy and Physiology I, College Writing and Research, Cultural Diversity in Health Care, Freshman Seminar, Chemical Science, Any Sociology, Social Science Elective, Perspectives in Health, Anatomy and Physiology II, Introduction to Psychology, Chemical Science, Growth and Development, Genetics and Genomics, History and Humanities Elective, Humanities Elective, Survey of Microbiology, Survey of Biochemistry, Clinical Nutrition, Art Elective

Core courses – Professional Role I: Foundations of Professional Practice, Concepts of Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics I, Health and Illness Concepts I: Introduction, Health Assessment and Promotion in Nursing Practice, Clinical Practicum I: Foundations, Professional Role II: Provider of Care, Concepts of Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics II, Health and Illness Concepts II: Acute and Chronic Conditions, Concepts of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice, Clinical Practicum II: Acute & Chronic Conditions, Professional Role III: Interprofessional Practice, Health and Illness Concepts III: Lifespan, Health and Illness Concepts IV: Population Health, Nursing Informatics and Technology, Clinical Practicum III: Population Health, Professional Role IV: Leading in Complex Situations, Health and Illness Concepts V: Complex Transition to Professional Practice, Clinical Practicum IV: Clinical Intensive, Clinical Practicum V: Capstone

Admission criteria:

  • Apply for admission to the University
  • Submit a separate application to the College of Nursing
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 for general education coursework
  • Must demonstrate competency in Math and English
  • Must attend an interview as determined by the Undergraduate Program Committee
  • Must have knowledge of a computer word processing program
  • Must be in good physical and mental health
  • Must complete a physical examination and provide written proof of completion – by a nurse practitioner or physician
  • Must complete the first two (of three) Hepatitis B immunization before the semester deadline
  • Must upload immunization documents to CastleBranch – annual PPD skin test, Tdap, MMR, varicella, influenza
  • Must complete annual mandatory in-service for infection and blood borne pathogen
  • Must have current American Heart Association BLS
  • Complete a satisfactory caregiver background check
  • All assigned nursing students must complete pre-placement urine drug screening
  • Must have liability insurance

Program Cost:

Tuition costs $9,610 annually for Wisconsin residents. Books and supplies cost an additional $800. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

MSOE School of Nursing

The MSOE Traditional Nursing program is designed for those who are completing a first degree – high school students and others who have completed some college credit at another university and want to transfer to MSOE. The curriculum’s strong foundation in technology prepares students to function as better caregivers. Theory and practical training permit a seamless transition into practice. There will be a focus on compassion, critical thinking, science, and technology in care during classroom sessions, skills lab, and complex clinical experiences. Students are accepted directly into the nursing major. Nursing courses are completed in sequence and require a passing grade for progression. Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX for Registered Nurses. The program is offered on a full-time schedule only.

Program Outline

Quarter Credits: 185
Duration: 4 years
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:

General education courses – Human Anatomy and Physiology I, General Chemistry for Life Sciences, Freshman Studies III, Foundations of Psychology, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences, Freshman Studies I, Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology III, Biochemistry for Life Sciences, Freshman Studies II, Human Anatomy and Physiology IV

Core courses – Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice, Quantitative Reasoning for Health Care Professionals, Health Care Terminology, Nutrition, Developmental Psychology, Pathophysiology, Health Concepts and Health Assessment, Health Assessment of Family, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology II, primary Dynamics of Nursing Care, Pharmacology II, Bioethics, Nursing Statistics, Transcultural Nursing, Nursing Care of Clients with Episodic Health Challenges, Application of Psychomotor Skills, Elective, Elective II, Evidence-Based Nursing Practice, Nursing Care of Clients with Episodic Health Challenges II, Application of Psychomotor Skills II, Health Care Economics, Elective II, Nursing Care of Clients with Chronic Health Challenges, Nursing Care of Community, Nursing Care of Clients with Mental Health Challenges, Nursing Care of Clients with Complex Chronic Health Challenges, Nursing Care of Clients with Complex Episodic Health Challenges, Transition to Professional Nursing Practice I, Nursing Leadership, Senior Nursing Preceptorship, Synthesis of Nursing Care, Transition to Professional Nursing Practice II, Nursing Leadership II

Admission criteria:

  • Apply for admission to MSOE
  • Submit a separate application to the School of Nursing
  • Complete any prerequisite courses with a grade C
  • Must have graduated high school or GED equivalent – official transcripts or diploma required
  • Must be in good physical and mental health
  • Must complete a physical examination and provide written proof of completion – by a nurse practitioner or physician
  • Must complete the first two (of three) Hepatitis B immunization before the semester deadline
  • Must upload immunization documents to CastleBranch – annual PPD skin test, Tdap, MMR, varicella, influenza
  • Must complete annual mandatory in-service for infection and blood borne pathogen
  • Must have current American Heart Association BLS
  • Complete a satisfactory caregiver background check
  • Must complete a satisfactory urine drug screening
  • Must have liability insurance

Program Cost:

Tuition costs $44,601 annually for students completing 12 to 18 credit hours per quarter. Each additional credit hour (above 19) costs $753. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Mount Mary University

The Nursing Program at Mount Mary University is a 1-2-1 program offered through combined expertise and resources from Mount Mary and partner colleges – MMATC and WCTC. Students will earn an Associate Degree in Nursing and licensure as a registered nurse then continue seamlessly in the BSN program to complete in a total of four years. Once admitted to Mount Mary, students will be considered a nursing student from the start and will be guaranteed a spot in the nursing classes as long as they meet the academic standards. They will complete hands-on experiences at top health care facilities such as Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert, Ascension, and others. Graduates will be recognized as nurse leaders whose competence, community, compassion and commitment to excellence lead to the delivery of high quality and safe patient care.

Program Outline

Semester Credits: 120
Duration: 4 years
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:

General education courses – Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology, Leadership for Social Justice, General Chemistry I, Introductory Algebra, English Composition, Human Physiology, Microbiology, Human Anatomy, Introductory Psychology, College Research Writing, World Language Requirement, Introductory Sociology, Search for Meaning, History Core, Literature Core, Theology Core, Statistics, Philosophy Core

Core courses – Technical College Nursing Courses, Technical College Nursing Courses, Public Speaking, Technical College Nursing Courses, Nursing Leadership I, Healthcare & Economics & Regulation, Nursing Care in the Community, Fine Art Core, Evidence Based Practice, Technology and Interprofessional, Nursing Leadership II, Capstone, Fine Art Core

Admission criteria:

  • Submit an application to MATC online – the 1-2-1 program begins here
  • Apply for admission to Mount Mary after completing the degree requirements at MATC
  • Pay the application fee
  • Complete the online student orientation
  • Submit official high school transcripts and any applicable college transcripts
  • Register for and take any prerequisite courses
  • Complete the NLN exam and earn a score of 100 or better
  • Attend a mandatory orientation
  • Complete the required CastleBranch documents
  • Complete a criminal background check, drug test, and health records

Program Cost:

Tuition costs $16,350 per semester for full-time enrollment. Books and supplies cost an additional $1,232 per semester. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

  • Website: https://mtmary.edu/index.html
  • Address: 2900 Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee, WI 53222
  • Phone: (414) 930-3000
  • NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: N/A

Herzing University

The pre-licensure bachelor degree in nursing program at Herzing University prepares students to function in the role of the generalist nurse who will provide holistic, caring, safe, quality, and evidence-based client/patient care. The BSN nurse provides direct and indirect care as a designer, coordinator, and manager of care, and advocates for clients/patients and the professions. The curriculum has a strong foundation in the liberal arts to support the development of clinical judgment and critical thinking skills required to provide care to diverse populations across the life-span, health-illness continuum, and in a variety of healthcare settings and to practice lifelong learning. General education courses build on each other and are integrated throughout the curriculum. Theory and clinical experiences in a variety of healthcare settings provide a broad, holistic, and reality-based understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse. Graduates will be prepared for success on the NCLEX for Registered Nurses.

Program Outline

Semester Credits: 120
Duration: 4 years
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:

General education courses – English Composition I, Information Literacy, Speech, English Composition II, Anatomy and Physiology I for Nurses, Anatomy and Physiology II for Nurses, Principles of Nutrition, Microbiology, Chemistry, Cultural Diversity, Introduction to Humanities, Humanities and Contemporary Popular Culture, College Algebra, Statistics, Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Issues and Technology

Core courses – Nursing Pathophysiology, Health Assessment, Nursing Fundamental Concepts, Medical Surgical Nursing I, Pharmacology, Mental Health Nursing, Family Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing II, Advanced Leadership and Management, Community and Public Health Nursing, Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Nursing Informatics, Medical Surgical Nursing III, Policy, Trends and Ethics in Nursing, BSN Practicum, Review of Integrated Nursing Concepts

Admission criteria:

  • Must complete an interview with a Herzing admissions advisor
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Submit an ACT score of 17 or better or a combined SAT score of 1,275 or better or take the entrance evaluation administered by Herzing University
  • Complete a minimum of 24.0 semester credit hours of college-level work with a grade C or better and minimum 2.5 GPA as an alternative to the entrance exam
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to succeed and must be available to attend classes and complete all assignments
  • Obtain a composite score of 58 on the most current version of the TEAS – must be within two years of application
  • Pass a drug test before commencing the first clinical internship
  • Provide verification of immunization history and status of health – Hepatitis B, MMR, varicella
  • Complete a physical exam showing good health
  • Must have health insurance
  • Proof of TB testing – must have negative results
  • Must undergo a background check

Program Cost:

The estimated cost of tuition for the BSN program is $88,635. Students must cover additional costs for textbooks, supplies, uniform, health insurance, CPR, admission testing, and NCLEX fee is not included. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

  • Website: https://www.herzing.edu/
  • Address: 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 210, Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • Toll-Free: 1-800-596-0724
  • NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 89.23%

Marquette University

Marquette University College of Nursing’s bachelor of science in nursing programs prepare adults to be providers of care, leaders of care and members of the nursing profession. The curriculum provides an excellent foundation for graduate study. Freshman students are admitted directly into the of the nursing program enabling them to participate in College of Nursing activities through their undergraduate years. Graduates will be well prepared to pass the state licensure exam and provide safe, high-quality nursing care that encompasses diverse populations, cultures, and ages in a variety of health care settings.

 

Program Outline

Semester Credits: 126
Duration: 4 years
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:

Courses – Nursing and Health in Jesuit Tradition, Survey of Biochemistry, Foundations in Rhetoric, General Psychology, Foundations in Theology, Foundations in Philosophy, Dimensions of the Nursing Profession in the Jesuit Tradition, Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Culture and Health, Method of Inquiry, Health Assessment & Fundamentals, Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition, Pathophysiology, Intro to Life-Span Development, Psychology for Nursing Students, Health Assessment & Fundamentals II, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Concepts and Interventions for the Promotion of Mental Health, Discovery, Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research, Community and Population Health, Maternity Nursing Women’s Health, Community Centered Nursing Clinical, Family Centered Nursing Clinical, Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults – Older Adults, Family Centered Nursing of Children, Nursing Care for Persons with Chronic Conditions, Nursing/Health Electives, Microbiology, Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults – Older Adults II, Leadership in Professional Nursing Practice, The Service of Faith & Promotion Justice, Nursing Care for Persons with Acute Conditions, Quality and Safety in Nursing, Microbiology, Palliative Care, Transition into Professional Nursing Practice, General Elective

Admission criteria:

  • Apply for admission to Marquette University – the program is direct-admit and nursing courses begin the freshman year
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent – official transcripts required
  • Complete the essay requirements
  • ACT/SAT scores are optional
  • Submit a personal statement according to the guidelines
  • Provide letters of recommendation
  • Submit official transcripts of any college coursework completed
  • Pass a drug test before commencing the first clinical internship
  • Provide verification of immunization history and status of health – Hepatitis B, MMR, varicella
  • Complete a physical exam showing good health
  • Must have health insurance
  • Proof of TB testing – must have negative results
  • Must undergo a background check

Program Cost:

The estimated cost of tuition for the BSN program is $88,635. Students must cover additional costs for textbooks, supplies, uniform, health insurance, CPR, admission testing, and NCLEX fee is not included. Financial aid is available for eligible students.