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Summary of Fields of Study

  1. Goal(s)

    • See UW Oshkosh College of Nursing (UWOCON) website for mission, vision and values

  2. The Major(s)

  • The College offers three programs within the Nursing major. These are: 1) Traditional Undergraduate Program; 2) Collaborative Program: Baccalaureate Degree for Registered Nurses (BSN at Home); and 3) Accelerated Nursing Program.

  • Traditional Undergraduate Program: The College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree for undergraduate students requiring five semesters of classroom, laboratory and clinical courses. For more information: email Becki Cleveland at or on-line

  • Collaborative Program: The College offers the BSN degree for registered nurses in the Collaborative Nursing Program, Courses are offered in cooperation with the other four nursing programs in the University of Wisconsin System (Madison, Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Green Bay) via distance learning technology. Advisers are located at the Oshkosh campus and at an outreach office in North Central Wisconsin with an office at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County Center Campus (UWMC). See RN Emphasis. An RN to MSN option is available for the UWOSH campus. For more information, email Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Lakeshore (SMLS), a face-to-face BSN completion program, is offered in collaboration with UW Manitowoc, UW Sheboygan and Lakeshore Technical College with classes in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties.

  • Accelerated Nursing Program: The purpose of this program is to allow individuals with Bachelor’s degrees in other fields to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program in 12 months in an accelerated, nontraditional format online. Online courses, a short residency requirement totaling three weeks and clinical courses completed in the students’ home cities allow for completion of the program in the designated time frame. Contact the College of Nursing by email at: for more information.

  • Wausau Step Ahead Program: UWOCON, North Central Technical College (NTS) and UWMC have worked together to develop another option for educating BSNs-the Step Ahead Nursing Program, which is structured as a 1+2+1 program: First-year students earn general education credits required for pre-nursing majors. They may earn these credits from UW Oshkosh, NTC, UWMC or elsewhere. Second-and third-year students earn credit toward an associate degree in nursing through NTC's ADN program. As associate degree in nursing is awarded at the end of year 3. After the third year, students are qualified to take the RN NCLEX exam leading to RN licensure. Four-year students earn credits through UW Oshkosh's collaborative nursing program: BSN@Home. Classes are offered online with clinical courses taught in Wausau. Upon the successful completion of the Collaborative BSN@Home program, students are awarded a BSN degree from UW Oshkosh.

  • The Minor(s)

    • None

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