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The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

1. Traditional Undergraduate Major

  • Pre-Core Course Requirements

    • Nursing: Nursing 105, 200, 215>

  • Required Units (crs.): 65 minimum.

  • Required Courses: 

    • Nursing: Nursing  204, 205, 206, 212, 213, 214, 217, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 319, 328, 336, 346, 348, 358, 404, 412, 416, 418, 419, 424, 426, 427, 429, 437

  • Electives:  Two credits of nursing electives. 

2.  Collaborative Nursing Major

BSN@Home)  For Registered Nurses

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing offers the major for registered nurses on the Oshkosh campus and an outreach offering in North Central Wisconsin with a faculty office at the University of Wisconsin - Marathon County Campus. The College participates in the Collaborative Program for registered nurses offered through the joint efforts of nursing programs at the University of Wisconsin campuses. The goal of the program is to provide flexibility so that registered nurses can pursue their education without having to relocate or travel great distances to a campus.

Registered nurses selecting University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as the home institution are eligible for all student related services (advising, financial aid, etc) offered by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. In addition, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offers the baccalaureate degree for those students selecting University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as the However, students have the option to attend classes at convenient sites throughout the state.

  • Admission Requirements
    Registered nurse students meet the following requirements of the Collaborative Major: 1) An associate degree in nursing or graduation from a three year nursing program (diploma); 2) minimum grade point average of 2.5; 3) licensure as a registered nurse (current); 4) one year of clinical practice is highly recommended.

    In addition, registered nurse students complete a one unit (cr.) course, Orientation to Clinical Major, RN (Nursing 324) early in the Program.

  • Curriculum Requirements

    • Collaborative Major Unit (crs.) Breakdown - 120 units (crs.):

      • Units (crs.) determined by the Other campuses may have up to 124 crs.

      • Prior learning units (crs.) 60 crs. maximum

        • Advanced nursing courses 30 crs.
        • Campus specific requirements 30 crs.
    • Required Core Courses Collaborative Major

The College offers the BSN degree for registered nurses in the Collaborative Nursing Major. Courses are offered in cooperation with other nursing programs in the University of Wisconsin System. For more information see

        • Nursing Collaborative Program 407 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice

        • Nursing Collaborative Program 441 Chronic Care Management

        • Nursing Collaborative Program 446 Research and Evidence-Based Practice

        • Nursing Collaborative Program 447 Leadership and Management

        • Nursing Collaborative Program 453 Information Management and Healthcare Technology

        • Nursing Collaborative Program 454 Community Health

      • Required Campus Specific Courses:
        In addition to the required general education requirements, the core collaborative courses, registered nurses complete:

        • Nursing 324 Orientation to Major, RN 1 cr.

        • Nursing 448 Nursing Synthesis, RN 4 cr. (clinical)

        • Nursing Collaborative 491 Clinical Pharmacology

        • Nursing Collaborative 492 Pathophysiology

        • Nursing electives 4 cr.

      • Nursing Electives:
        Students may select from any of the nursing electives by the College of Nursing or courses approved as nursing electives on the various collaborating campuses. For additional information about nursing electives, contact an adviser.

      • Electives:

        • Sufficient courses to meet the required number of units (crs.) for graduation.

      • Prior Learning Units (crs.) (Policy of Collaborative Program):

        Wisconsin ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) students who have graduated from a National League for Nursing (NLN) approved program in 1989 or later, may be granted up to 60 units (crs.). This would include units (crs.) taken in basic nursing, general education, occupational support and approved electives. Registered nurses not meeting the ADN completion date of 1989 or who attended diploma school or an out-of-state school will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine transfer units (crs.). Additional lower division coursework in general education and/or occupational support content may be needed.

        Advisers: See College of Nursing Web Site

    3. Accelerated Nursing Major

    The purpose of this major 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 including admission criteria.

    • Required Courses:

      • Accelerated Nursing Courses: Accelerated 105, 203, 206, 207, 211, 307, 310, 313, 314, 315, 318, 346, 348, 358, 412, 416, 418, 419, 422, 424, 426, 437, 490.

      • Four units (crs.) from the following: Accelerated 411, 423, 427, 428

    • Admission Requirement:

      • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

      • Minimum GPA of 2.75 (on College of Nursing required prerequisites)

      • Nursing Assistant Certification

    • Admission Screening Criteria

      • Two letters of recommendation

      • Resume

      • Standardize entrance test

      • Interview with faculty panel

    • Adviser: Sue Clark, email:

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