Pre-Licensure ADN and BSN Programs in Wisconsin

Registered nurses with associate’s degrees or baccalaureate degrees in nursing are in high demand in the state of Wisconsin. So much so, that many are determining their own schedules and receiving sign-on bonuses. The only problem has been the shortage of nursing faculty which has limited the number of nursing students that can enroll in nursing programs. However, moves are being made to accomodate larger enrollments in Wisconsin’s schools of nursing. Below you will find pre-licensure associate’s and baccalaureate nursing programs offered in Wisconsin and approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.

According to the Wisconsin Board of Nursing, the general requirements to become a registered nurse in Wisconsin include a high school diploma or equivalent and successful completion of a Wisconsin Board of Nursing approved pre-licensure ADN or BSN program. Upon completion of the pre-licensure program, graduates will need to apply and sit for the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam and then apply for licensure through the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.

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The first step is to decide on which nursing degree level to pursue. The associate’s degree is a 2-year program and the baccalaureate or BSN is a 4-year program. Read more about these programs in this article: Becoming a Registered Nurse. This article provides more in-depth information regarding these two types of programs as well as some various paths into the nursing profession. Contacting the programs below is another way to gather information about application and acceptance requirements.

ADN Pre-Licensure Programs in Wisconsin

Bryant and Stratton College
10950 W. Potter Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W Clairemont Ave Eau Claire, WI 54701

College of Menominee Nation
Keshena, WI 54135

Blackhawk Technical College
PN/Associate Degree
Janesville, WI
PH: 608-757-7678

Gateway Technical College
Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties, Wisconsin

Herzing University Madison
5218 East Terrace Drive
Madison, WI 53718


Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277


Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College
Hayward, WI
PH: (715) 634-4790 x170

Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015

Madison Area Technical College
3550 Anderson Street, Madison, WI 53704
608- 258-2479

Mid-State Technical College
500 – 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Milwaukee Area Technical College
Downtown Milwaukee (day program): 414-297-MATC
Mequon (day program): 262-238-2300

Moraine Park Technical College
West Bend, WI

Nicolet Area Technical College
5364 College Drive, Rhinelander, WI 54501

Northcentral Technical College
1000 W. Campus Drive
Wausau, WI 54401

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
2740 West Mason St, Green Bay, WI 54307-9042

Rasmussen College
Green Bay, WI
PH: (920) 593-8400

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
1800 Bronson Blvd.
Fennimore, WI 53809

Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main St.
Pewaukee, WI 53072 (USA)

Western Technical College
400 Seventh Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
505 Pine Ridge Drive ~ Shell Lake, WI 54871
Offered @: Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, and Superior campuses

BSN Pre-Licensure Programs in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: RN-to-BSN, BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, MSN/MBA, Post-Master’s Certificate, BSN-to-PhD, DNP. Specialty areas for applicants of all Masters programs: Adult CNS, Community Health CNS, Family NP, Health Professional Education Certificate, Maternal/Child Health CNS, Nursing Systems CNS, Psych/Mental Health CNS

Alverno College
3400 S. 43rd Street
P.O. Box 343922
Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922

Bellin College of Nursing
725 S. Webster Avenue

Green Bay, WI

Carroll University
100 N. East Ave.
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186

Columbia College of Nursing/Mount Mary
2121 E. Newport Avenue
Milwaukee, WI, 53211-2952

Concordia University Wisconsin
12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097

Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711

Maranatha Baptist Bible College
745 West Main Street
Watertown, WI 53094

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

Marquette University College of Nursing
Clark Hall
530 N. 16th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Milwaukee School of Engineering
1025 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3109

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Department of Nursing
Nursing Rm 101
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing
Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792-2455

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413 414-229-1122

The University Of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Viterbo University
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601


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