Becoming a nurse is hard work. We won't sugar-coat it. The courses are tough, the faculty push you to expand your thinking, and the real-life situations can be heartbreaking. However, you know that it's all worth it when you're able to help someone overcome health issues or save a life. Through our academic programs and the expertise of our faculty, we're here to educate you to be a leader in your field and give you the experience you need to be ready for your next step after graduation.
The nursing department offers the following programs:
Nursing - Traditional BSN Major
Nursing - RN to BSN Completion
Master of Science in Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-Baccalaureate)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-Master's)
Options for pursuing your BSN
Did you know that you can get the respected UW-Eau Claire nursing degree at two different locations? The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UWEC has teamed up with Marshfield Medical Center to offer our Traditional BSN Program at a satellite location in Marshfield, Wisconsin.
The UWEC nursing program deepened my passion for nursing more than I ever thought possible. It prepared me to approach my current practice as a registered nurse holistically with a focus on the patient above all else. This program inspired me to consistently strive to be the best I can be. I have such trust and loyalty in the UWEC College of Nursing and Health Sciences, that I chose to continue my education here in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program.
Take the next step in your nursing career
As part of the collaborative UW BSN@HOME program, UW-Eau Claire's RN to BSN Completion Program offers a hybrid of both online and face-to-face coursework. This approach gives you the flexibility of continuing to work in the field and complete your homework at your own pace — while still benefiting from in-person instructor feedback, the ability to ask questions and make valuable peer connections.
For many students, this is a major selling point of our program. Hear more from instructors, current students and alum on why having a mixture of online and in-person classes makes our program such a great fit for them.