Nursing - Pre-Licensure Program - Marshfield site
UW-Eau Claire educates nurses at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. We offer various options, including our pre-licensure program at our Marshfield Site, for students seeking a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN). Our Marshfield site is located in Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Courses are taught by UW-Eau Claire faculty located in Marshfield, by faculty from Eau Claire who travel to Marshfield, and via interactive distance education classrooms.
Why UW-Eau Claire
Our nationally recognized nursing program graduates more than 150 BSN students each year. We offer exciting cultural immersion clinical experiences in places such as Costa Rica; El Salvador; Harlaxton; England and South Dakota. Nearly 100 percent of our graduates have jobs or are continuing their education within a year of graduation.
In the pre-nursing curriculum (one academic year), students complete at least 30 semester credits with courses in general chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology. These prerequisite courses can be taken at a variety of institutions. Undergraduate program plans
have been developed for three campuses in the Marshfield area: UW-Stevens Point, UW-Marshfield/Wood County, and UW-Marathon County. Students must determine that courses they plan to take will transfer into UW-Eau Claire as equivalent to required courses. Students should contact Dr. Robin Beeman (see contact information at the bottom of this page) before beginning their course work to plan for integration and equivalency of the courses required at UW-Eau Claire. The program plans are developed for full-time study. However, pre-nursing courses can be completed as a part-time student.
The professional curriculum includes 60 credits in nursing courses (in three academic years). Students under faculty supervision gain experience in places such as hospitals, community/public health agencies, ambulatory care facilities, schools, nursing homes and private homes. Students must be full-time while completing the professional curriculum. Students at the Marshfield site receive the same high quality education as those enrolled at the main campus in
Graduate degree options
At UW-Eau Claire, you can obtain a graduate degree in nursing and receive advanced role preparation as a clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse administrator or nurse educator. Selected beginning graduate courses are available in Marshfield via distance education and online technologies.
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) traditional pre-licensure program (comprehensive major; requires no minor)
• RN-BSN completion program (collaborative nursing BSN@Home program)
Suggested freshman curriculum
• General Chemistry
• University writing
on placement exam.
For test out options, see
• General Psych or
• Anatomy and
• Human Development
• General electives
NOTE: CNA certification is a prerequisite to NRSG 267, a sophomore nursing clinical course. Admitted students should have wireless laptop access.
More advising information
At UW-Eau Claire you can obtain a graduate degree in nursing and receive advanced role preparation as a clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse administrator or nurse educator.
More career information
Places you’ll find recent graduates:
• Registered Nurse, University
of Washington, Seattle, WA
• Nurse Anesthetist, Eau
Eau Claire, WI
• Clinical Coordinator,
Homecare, Augusta, WI
• Coordinator of Nursing
Medical Center, Barre, VT
• HIPAA Project Manager,
Colorado Dept. of Health
Care Policy & Financing,
Department contact information
Special admission requirements for the BSN traditional licensure program
Formal application to the BSN traditional pre-licensure program must be made. Students are encouraged to apply during the semester in which 30 credits will be completed. The deadlines for filing applications to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are Dec. 1 and May 1. Students must specify whether they are applying to the Eau Claire site or to the Marshfield site. To be considered for admission to the nursing program, students must have:
• Been accepted as a pre-nursing student to the university in good standing.
• Completed at least 30 semester credits, not including courses for nursing assistant
certification, with a total grade-point average of at least a 3.0 (includes transfer
• Completed at least three required natural science courses, two of which are
laboratory science courses, with a grade-point average of at least 2.5.
• Earned a “C” in all required pre-nursing courses.
• Completed all application materials
• Submitted a non-refundable application fee.
NOTE: The College of Nursing and Health Sciences may find it necessary to deny admission to a qualified applicant because of enrollment limits in the professional program. Depending on the number of qualified applicants, meeting minimum criteria for admission may not be sufficient to be accepted into the nursing major.