BSN Completion FAQs

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Have questions about the BSN Completion program? We put together a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you find the answers you're looking for.

What is the BSN Completion Program?

The BSN completion program is for practicing nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing who want to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, but have limited access to a campus offering that degree. The program provides flexibility so that students may pursue their education and continue their employment.

Where do you take your courses?

General education classes may be taken at any college or university that offers courses that transfer to UW-Eau Claire. The majority of nursing courses are taught online in collaboration with UW campuses in Madison, Oshkosh, Milwaukee, Green Bay, or Stevens Point. There are two courses specific to UW-Eau Claire with minimal required on campus attendance. Each of these courses meets on campus approximately four times.

How does that work?

Students select UW-Eau Claire (or one of the other five universities) to be designated as their "home" institution. That institution then provides all student-related services (e.g., advising, financial aid, registration) and the unique practicum and capstone course that gives students an integrative educational experience.

Who teaches the classes?

Nursing courses in the shared curriculum are offered and taught by faculty from all six institutions. Core nursing courses and elective nursing courses are offered each semester and summer session to ensure that students have multiple options for course and program completion.

What school grants your degree?

You will receive your baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, if you select UW-Eau Claire as your home institution. If you choose one of the other five schools, that institution will award your degree. Regardless of your home institution, the degree is fully accredited and approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

For additional information about the BSN Completion (BSN @ Home / Collaborative Nursing Program) go to: http://academic.son.wisc.edu/bsnathome/

Questions? Contact Catherine (Kitty) Kenney at kromricc@uwec.edu.

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