University of Wisconsin - Madison
3550 Anderson St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
Accredited by the National League for Nursing and approved by the WI Department of Regulation, this program prepares practitioners to function with judgment and technical competence while providing nursing care to patients of all ages. Upon completion, students are eligible to write the national exam for licensure as a registered nurse. The program emphasizes self-direction and independence. Helpful aptitudes and interests include an interest in people and their welfare; a willingness to follow procedures carefully, understanding that errors may have serious consequences; and an ability to work and communicate with others, to be precise and exact, to work under pressure, and to react quickly in an emergency. Successful completion of both first semester nursing courses qualifies students to become nursing assistants.
LPN Program Details
The Practical Nursing program enables the student to acquire the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary to become a qualified, competent practical nurse. The practical nurse, under the general or direct supervision of a registered nurse, physician, podiatrist, dentist or optometrist, is prepared to assume responsibility for nursing in those situations relatively free of complexity and to assist in more complex nursing care situations.
The program includes lectures, demonstrations and supervised practice at a variety of sites including hospitals, nursing homes, home health and family practice or community care settings. The program is approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing. A student must have a grade of C or better to pass a nursing course. The graduate is eligible to write the national licensing exam (NCLEX-PN). Successful completion of the examination, as defined by the Board of Nursing, leads to licensure in the State of Wisconsin.