Pre-Nursing Special Features


Through a cooperative effort, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point provide students in Central Wisconsin with an opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. General degree and pre-nursing courses are completed at UW-Stevens Point, followed by five semesters of UW-Eau Claire theory and clinical nursing courses at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Upon successful completion of requirements, UW-Eau Claire awards the BSN. Pre-nursing courses are offered by the Biology and Chemistry Departments, and the Health Sciences Program. Pre-nursing students are advised through the School of Health Care Professions.
Admission to schools of nursing is competitive. Students must first apply to their university of choice for admission. The UW-Eau Claire requires an overall GPA of 3.0 for admission. Once accepted, students apply for admission to its College of Nursing, where the sciences minimum GPA is 2.5 and no required pre-nursing course grade below a “C” is accepted.
If students plan to attend a nursing program other than UW-Eau Claire, the course of study will vary. Students will need to satisfy the requirements for the institution from which they plan to graduate.


Pre-nursing courses are taught by a diverse and experienced faculty from the areas of biology, chemistry, clinical laboratory science, health sciences, and the social sciences.


Students have access to teaching and research laboratories in the Biology and Chemistry Departments, and the Health Sciences Program.

Employment Opportunities

For graduates of four-year nursing programs, the demand for qualified nurses continues. Openings exist in many areas, including hospital nursing, public health, home health care services, and industry.
Questions regarding this program should be directed to:
School of Health Care Professions
D-127 Science Building
Stevens Point, WI 54481
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Requirements and courses