Nurses meet the physical and emotional needs of patients in a broad range of settings while providing care prescribed by a physician. With an increased emphasis on preventative care and growing rates of chronic conditions, there is a greater demand for healthcare services, and the demand for registered nurses is projected to grow 15%.* Although UW-Platteville does not offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing, you can begin college with nursing as your goal, complete prerequisite courses in two years or less, and then transfer to a nursing school where you will continue your studies for an additional two to three years.

If you decide to pursue nursing later in your education, you can complete a Bachelor of Science in Biology, which will meet prerequisite courses for a nursing program. You can then complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in an accelerated program at a nursing school.

*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these projected growth rates are from 2016-2026.