Pre-Nursing Paths at UW-Stevens Point


There are many possible pathways to becoming a registered nurse. The most typical option for UW-Stevens Point students is to complete nursing prerequisite courses and then apply to public or private nursing schools to earn either an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Pre-nursing students are welcome to apply to any public or private nursing program that best fits their needs. Pre-nursing advisers help students understand the nursing prerequisites and the general education requirements of the nursing schools they plan to attend.

UWSP has a long-standing collaboration with UW-Eau Claire and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wis. In this program, students spend 3-5 semesters at UW-Stevens Point completing courses needed to apply to the School of Nursing, as well as courses that fill UW-Eau Claire general education requirements. Upon acceptance to the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing, students complete five semesters of nursing courses at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, Wis. Upon successful completion of the program, the BSN is awarded from UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing.

Students that want four years of schooling at UWSP, for NCAA sports eligibility or for other reasons, often complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences-Health Care Administration or other majors, and then become a registered nurse via an accelerated nursing program or a direct entry Master’s in Nursing (MSN) program. It is also possible to be dually enrolled in UWSP and local Technical Colleges (Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids, or Northcentral Technical College in Wausau) to complete an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Registered Nurses that hold an ADN are eligible to earn a BSN at UWSP via UWSP's RN to BSN Completion program.

The nursing profession provides diverse, rewarding experiences.  The demand for qualified professionals is great.  Opportunities exist in the areas of geriatrics, pediatrics, cardiac care, surgical care, intensive care, mental health care, community health care, and emergency care.  Positions are available in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, schools, public health centers, convalescence homes, and rehabilitation centers.  Self-employment opportunities are increasing, and additional opportunities exist as staff nurses, educators, administrators, supervisors, and researchers.
UW-Stevens Point offers the Pre-Nursing course of study in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Students spend 3-5 semesters at UW-Stevens Point completing the prerequisites for the nursing courses and the general education requirements for UW-Eau Claire. Upon acceptance to the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing, students complete the nursing courses through UW-Eau Claire at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Upon successful completion of requirements, UW-Eau Claire awards the BSN.
 
  
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