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Accredited Nursing Schools in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Wisconsin accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Wisconsin campus locations, then request free information from any or all Wisconsin nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Nursing Schools Explore your nursing or healthcare career opportunities with a top ranked university through The College Network. The College Network is a partnership of well known universities in the United States. For strategic reasons, these universities have joined together to share technology and best practices. The College Network offers accredited LVN / LPN to RN, Diploma RN to BSN, RN to BSN, LVN / LPN to BSN, RN to MSN and Health Care Administration Master Degree programs online and in home study formats. Nursing school degrees are accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC or NLN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the same accreditations as nursing schools in Wisconsin with traditional on campus based nursing school programs. Dynamic programs allow you to complete general education and elective courses using comprehensive learning materials to pass proficiency exams (CLEP, Prometric, DANTES). Local clinicals are made available at nursing schools in Wisconsin with no clinical testing, and costs are kept low with the added benefit of guaranteed financing.

Wisconsin Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in Wisconsin are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most Wisconsin nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

Wisconsin Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Wisconsin Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Wisconsin

RNs: In Wisconsin, a registered nurse practices professional nursing and observes the care of the ill, injured or infirm and supervises and directs licensed practical nurses and less skilled assistants. For licensure, applicants must have completed high school or its equivalent and graduated from an accredited school of nursing approved by the Department of Regulation and Licensing board. Applicants must also submit a completed application and have successfully passed the NCLEX-RN examination. Temporary permits can be issued to RNs who will soon take the NCLEX-RN or expecting exam results. License renewal is every two years. Wisconsin currently employs approximately 53,510 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $63,200.

LPNs: In Wisconsin, a licensed practical nurse is defined as a person who practices simple acts in the care of the ill, injured or infirm. Simple acts are defined as not involving substantial nursing skill, knowledge or training. For licensure, applicants must be 18 years or older and have completed two years of high school or its equivalent. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing approved by the Department of Regulation and Licensing board. In addition to submitting an application, applicants must also successfully complete the NCLEX-PN exam. License renewal is every two years. Wisconsin currently employs approximately 10,710 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $41,080.

The Best Cities in Wisconsin for Nursing Jobs

  • Milwaukee. According to the 2009 Census, Wisconsin’s largest city of Milwaukee has an approximate population of 604,133 people. Home of exciting attractions such as the Jelly Belly Visitor Center, Harley-Davidson, Inc. and the Cave of the Mounds, Milwaukee is also the location of many accredited nursing schools such as Marquette University College of Nursing, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
    • RNs: The Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area currently employs approximately 18,640 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $62,730.
    • LPNS: The Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area currently employs approximately 3,010 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $45,700.
  • Madison. Wisconsin’s state capital and second largest city, Madison has a population of 235,626 people according to the 2009 Census. With four medical centers across the city, Madison was ranked as the Healthiest City in American in 2004 by Men’s Health magazine. The famous State Street pedestrian mall is also located in Madison.
    • RNs: Madison currently employs approximately 6,180 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $70,280.
    • LPNS: Madison currently employs approximately 1,160 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $41,630.
  • Green Bay. Wisconsin’s third largest city is home to approximately 101,351 residents according to the 2009 Census. With half a dozen medical centers in the city, Green Bay is where the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Bellin College of Nursing are located. Located less than an hour from Lake Michigan, Green Bay is the smallest city with a team in the National Football League.
    • RNs: Green Bay currently employs approximately 3,230 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $61,700.
    • LPNS: Green Bay currently employs approximately 640 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $38,440.

Major Hospitals in Wisconsin

  • Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. In 2009, Aurora St. Luke’s was named one of the Top 100 Hospitals to work for by Nursing Professionals magazine. In addition, it has been named among the Top 100 Hospitals in several categories by Modern Healthcare Magazine, Health Networks Magazine and Thomson Reuters. Aurora St. Luke’s also offers nursing job shadowing, which allows students to observe a registered nurse during the work day.
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. A regular winner of awards for quality and excellence, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin boasts a long list of nationally acclaimed services such as the Herma Heart Center, the Solid Organ Transplant programs, and pediatric neurology and neurosurgery centers. A team of Clinical Nurse researchers work for the Children’s Research Institute, which is affiliated with the hospital as well as several local nursing schools in Milwaukee.
  • Meriter Hospital. Located in Madison, Meriter Hospital offers a Nurse Residency Program as well as the Summer Extern Program for Student Nurses, which is aimed at students who have another year of nursing school before graduation. Meriter also has a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists who teach patients and staff members in their specialized field of expertise.
  • Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. Located in Sheboygan, which is fifty miles north of Milwaukee and 64 miles south of Green Bay, Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center is part of the Aurora integrated health care system. This 135-bed facility is consistently ranked and is among the top 25% of hospitals in America measured by Premier, Inc. in the treatment of heart attacks, pneumonia, stroke and pregnancy.
  • Gunderson Lutheran Health System. Located in La Crosse, this hospital has won numerous awards from HealthGrades and Thomson Reuters Healthcare, and is accredited by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. The hospital’s Department of Nursing also conducts research and offers Continuing Education courses, a Nurse Residency program, and many other resources for professional nurses.


Alverno College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1887
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.alverno.edu

Bellin College of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1909
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.bcon.edu

Cardinal Stritch University Ruth S. Coleman School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1937
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.stritch.edu

Columbia College of Nursing Mount Mary College Nursing Program
Nursing School Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 2002
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.mtmary.edu

Concordia University Wisconsin School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Mequon, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1881
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.cuw.edu

Edgewood College Nursing Program
Nursing School Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1927
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.edgewood.edu

Marian College of Fond du Lac School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1936
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.mariancollege.edu

Marquette University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1881
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.marquette.edu

Milwaukee School of Engineering School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1903
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.msoe.edu

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1916
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.uwec.edu

University of Wisconsin Green Bay Nursing Programs
Nursing School Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1968
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.uwgb.edu

University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1848
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1956
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.uwm.edu

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1871
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.uwosh.edu

Viterbo University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1890
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.viterbo.edu