College of Nursing

Dedicated to developing caring and scholarly nurses

The College of Nursing provides students the expert knowledge, clinical practice skills and critical thinking ability necessary for success in today’s healthcare industry. As the second-largest producer of baccalaureate nursing graduates in Wisconsin and the largest major on campus, UW Oshkosh ensures each student receives the best nursing education and training in the state. College of Nursing graduates consistently exceed the national pass rate for the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), a testament to the college’s excellence.

College of Nursing at UW Oshkosh

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Doctor of Nursing Practice–Nurse Anesthesia Emphasis is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. The Simulation Center is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and endorsed by INACSL

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Nursing scholarships awarded annually

UW Oshkosh ranks in the 97th-percentile of U.S. nursing schools according to Nursing Schools Almanac.

CON has produced 244 Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates.

CON offers clinical study abroad opportunities for undergraduate nursing students during semester interims.

First-Time Pass Rates

  • National Council Licensure Examination-RN 86% 86%
  • Clinical Nurse Leader Certification 100% 100%
  • ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner Certification 96% 96%
  • AANP Family Nurse Practitioner Certification 100% 100%
  • NCE Nurse Anesthesia Certification 100% 100%

UWO is a AAMN 2022 Award Winner

The AAMN award for best school is meant to recognize a nursing school or college that has provided significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in nursing, in providing men a supportive educational environment, and in educating faculty, students and the community about the contributions men have and do make to the nursing profession. UWO is excited and humbled to earn this prestigious award.

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College of Nursing

Clow Social Science Center
Room C210
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901