Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program prepares students for careers in professional nursing in hospitals and other health care agencies. The program provides a foundation for progressing to positions of increased responsibility, leadership, and continued education in graduate programs.  Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UW–Madison School of Nursing. 

The curriculum includes courses in nursing as well as liberal arts and sciences. The nursing component (junior and senior year) includes lectures, laboratory, and clinical courses. Nursing courses emphasize clinical decision-making and the application of theoretical knowledge. Clinical experiences are offered in hospital settings and in community health settings. Elective courses in general education and in nursing permit students to pursue individual interests.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at University of Wisconsin-Madison is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).