University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
BSN Program Details
UW-Eau Claire educates nurses at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. We offer various options, including our traditional pre-licensure program, for students seeking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). Through natural and social science, humanities, and nursing science courses, the concepts of humanity, health, environment, and nursing are interwoven in a curriculum that clinically addresses nursing across the life span of health care recipients.
In the pre-nursing curriculum, students complete at least 30 semester credits with courses in general chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology. Some or all of the pre-nursing courses can be taken at other institutions, but students should contact the College of Nursing and Health Sciences before beginning their course work to plan for integration and equivalency of the courses required at UW-Eau Claire. This work can be completed as a part-time student.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
UW-Eau Claire educates nurses at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. We offer various options, including an accelerated plan for second degree students wishing to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Through natural and social science, humanities, and nursing science courses, the concepts of humanity, health, environment, and nursing are interwoven in a curriculum that clinically addresses nursing across the life span of health care recipients.
This 12 month accelerated curriculum consists of 60 nursing credits. Each cohort of students begins classes in early June and completes the coursework the following June.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree option is for individuals pursuing education in advanced practice nursing. The DNP is a clinical doctorate designed to prepare nurses to assume leadership roles in the areas of advanced clinical practice (nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist) or nursing administration. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has determined that the DNP will be the graduate degree for advanced practice nurses, including clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, and nurse administrators, effective in 2015.
During the initial years of the program, the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 academic years, the DNP is being offered as a post-masters option only. It is anticipated that beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year, both MSN to DNP and BSN to DNP options will be available. For post-masters students, the DNP program includes 28 credits of nursing courses offered over three terms (summer, fall, and spring) for full-time study and two years for part-time study.