What you'll learn in the nursing program

Prepare for a rewarding nursing career with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's newly launched Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Through a unique partnership with UW Oshkosh, you will gain the skills you need for a future career providing high quality healthcare to individuals and families in rural communities. First, you will complete a bachelor’s degree in any major at UW-Platteville, while completing the preparatory curriculum for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Next, upon successful application, you will seamlessly transition to the 12-month, online accelerated nursing program offered by UW Oshkosh.

You will complete the accelerated program with a bachelor’s degree of your choice from UW-Platteville, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UW Oshkosh.

The bachelor of nursing degree program combines theory and clinical practice, with coursework that includes the foundations of the nursing practice, health assessment theory, pathophysiology, legal and ethical care, mental health theory, and more. You will learn practices for working with children, adolescents, adults, and aging populations. You will also learn leadership and management skills that will make you an asset to a future employer.

Career Opportunities 

If you’re seeking a meaningful career where you can make a difference, we’re ready to support your goals. Earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing in Wisconsin that will prepare you to serve the needs of communities in Wisconsin and beyond. The nursing profession includes the following benefits:

  • High demand, especially in rural areas
  • Numerous and flexible opportunities
  • Strong earning potential
  • Rewarding career where you can help families and individuals and improve health in communities

Guaranteed admission eligibility

If you meet the following requirements, you will be eligible for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program:

  • 3.25 GPA in prerequisite coursework
  • No repeated courses
  • No pass/fail in science courses
  • No grade below “C” in any courses
  • Successful applicant interview
  • Certified Nursing Assistant certification and 240 hours of CNA (or commensurate) experience
  • Activities reflecting a lifetime total of 20 hours of service orientation

Discover by doing

In the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program you will learn nursing practices and theory at an accelerated pace of one credit per week. Coursework includes health assessment theory; nursing for children, adolescents, and aging patients; as well as clinical rotations.

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About the collaboration

The program was the first accelerated nursing program of its kind in the United States. Since 2003, UW Oshkosh’s College of Nursing has graduated more than 1,100 accelerated nursing students who represent a strong cadre of registered nurses with diverse experiences and educational backgrounds. UW-Platteville is excited to bring this top-rated program to our students through this innovative collaboration.

Click here for a printable sample program of study.

Costs and deadlines

Get information about tuition, fees, and financial aid here.

Find application deadlines here.

Contact us

For questions regarding admission and program requirements at UW-Platteville, contact the Biology Department at biology@uwplatt.edu.

For questions regarding the UW Oshkosh Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, call 920.424.0134 or email ona@uwosh.edu.