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Nurse Practitioner (NP) Programs in Wisconsin

Nurse practitioners in Wisconsin must hold a current professional nursing license from Wisconsin or a compact state as well as a master's degree and certification through a national certifying body in specialty respective to the education received. Graduates of the programs found below are eligible to site for the national certification exams in their respective area of specialization.

Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) nurse practitioner programs are designed for the baccalaureate educated nurse interested in pursuing an advanced practice nursing role as a nurse practitioner. Students enhance themselves both personally and professionally while learning principles of clinical research and application to advanced practice as a nurse practitioner in their chosen specialization or concentration. Nurse practitioner programs take around two years to complete and often implement online course options to allow a more flexible option for completing their study. Online nurse practitioner programs in Wisconsin carry national accreditation as well as approval by the state board of education in the school's home state. Learn more about the application process and admissions requirements by contacting the schools below.

In an economy where people are losing their jobs left and right, nursing has held strong. Opportunities for nurse practitioners are great and income potential is also strong. The Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 Salary Survey reported that the average annual salary for nurse practitioners in Wisconsin was $79,784. Obviously, this number will vary significantly based on specialty, experience, facility, location and other factors. It does offer a picture of the earning potential higher education in advanced practice nursing can provide. Many nurse practitioner also report taking second jobs as nurse educators, which assists in alleviating the nursing faculty shortage in wisconsin and also offers an additional part-time income for those nurse practitioner that choose to do so. Becoming a nurse practitioner can be an exciting, challenging and rewarding career decision. Learn about the other master's in nursing programs in Wisconsin.

Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Nursing Online Programs in Wisconsin

star Explore Nurse Practitioner programs offered by nursing schools based in Wisconsin.

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

  • Click Here for information about the Maryville University Online MSN programs.

University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing

The University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN - Nurse Midwifery online program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nurse Educator)

  • Click Here for information about the University of Cincinnati Online MSN programs.

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

  • Click Here for more information about the Frontier Nursing University distance education programs.

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

  • Click Here to request information from Graceland University.

Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

  • Click Here to request information about the Online DNP program.

Philadelphia University - Distance Education

The Midwifery Institute is accredited by the American Commission for Midwifery Education.

Programs Offered: MS Completion Program - Midwifery, MS in Disaster Medicine and Management, MS - Midwifery.

  • Click Here for information about the Philadelphia University's Online Master's in Disaster Medicine & Management Program.
  • Click Here for information about the Online MS - Midwifery Programs.

Schools Based in Wisconsin Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MS - (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner), MS/MBA, online DNP, PhD

  • Click Here to request information from this UWM Program

Bellin College

The Bellin College nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, MSN - (Tracks: Adult - Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator)

Bellin College
3201 Eaton Road
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311
PH: 920-433-6699

Cardinal Stritch University

Programs Offered: BSN Completion, MSN

Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217
800-347-8822

Concordia University

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), DNP

  • Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097, PH: 888-628-9472

Marian University - School of Nursing

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN - (Nurse Educator and Adult Nurse Practitioner)

  • Marian University , 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699, PH: 1-800-2-MARIAN

Marquette University College of Nursing

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN - ( acute care nurse practitioner; adult np or cns, older adult np or cns, pediatric np or cns, pediatric acute care np, nurse-midwifery, health care systems leadership and Clinical Nurse Leader)

  • Marquette University College of Nursing, Clark Hall, 530 N. 16th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233, PH: 414-288-3812

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN - ( Educator, Nurse Administrator, Adult NP, Family NP, Medical Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist)

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - Department of Nursing, Nursing Rm 101, 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004, PH: 715-836-5287

University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Nursing

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: DNP - (clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery, and nurse anesthetist)

  • University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792-2455, PH: 608-263-5200

The University Of Wisconsin Oshkosh

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN - (FNP, CNL, Nurse Educator), DNP

  • The University Of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901, PH: 920-424-2121

Viterbo University

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN - (Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner , Nurse Educator.), DNP (In Development)

  • Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601, PH: 608-796-3000

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