The RN to BSN completion program is designed for associate degree or diploma registered nurses (RNs). Students complete requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing through UW-Stevens Point.
nursing curriculum consists of 31 required nursing credits: 9 core courses (including 1 credit introductory course and a 3 credit capstone course) and two electives. Nursing courses are offered locally in a hybrid, face-to-face format (meeting 8-10 times per semester) at UW-Stevens Point on Wednesdays,
UW-Stevens Point at Wausau
on Thursdays, and potential future classes at UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield. The face-to-face hybrid format is offered in a four-semester rotation to allow completion of at least two nursing courses per semester. Nursing courses may also be taken online through
Explore Career Opportunities in Nursing
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in a 2011 report
The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health identified the need for nurses to obtain a baccalaureate degree to meet the changing healthcare environment. The IOM set a goal of 80 percent of nurses be baccalaureate prepared by 2020. The Wisconsin 2016 RN Workforce Survey reported that 46.1 percent of all licensed nurses in the State were baccalaureate prepared at the time of the licensing in 2016. Many institutions, to meet the demands of the workforce, are emphasizing baccalaureate preparation and requiring it for leadership and some clinical roles.
Further Your Health Education
After earning your BSN, further your health education with the online Health and Wellness Coaching Graduate Certificate
from UW-Stevens Point and the National Wellness Institute. As a
health and wellness coach, you will guide individuals during their
transformative journey of achieving lasting changes and enhanced
well-being by helping them overcome hurdles, surpass limitations and tap
into their own unrealized personal and professional potential.
Get Involved on Campus
Joining a health-related student organization,
you may help with blood drives, raise funds for overseas orphanages,
strategize and plan for graduate school and network with professionals
from allied health care fields.
Resources at your Convenience
As nontraditional students, RN to BSN students have access to resources to help through your academic journey:
Meet Your Nursing Professors Our
faculty and staff
are ready to assist you in achieving your health career goals and are
devoted to providing you with an outstanding educational experience.