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Explore the BSN completion program at UW-Eau Claire

Take your career to the next level with our BSN completion (RN to BSN) program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Our renowned program offers a flexible way for currently employed registered nurses, or those looking to build on their Associate of Nursing, to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 

UW-Eau Claire nursing programs have a long and proud history of providing students with an exceptional education. A hybrid of both online and face-to-face coursework gives you the flexibility of continuing to work in the field, while still benefiting from in-person instructor feedback and peer connections. Courses cover a variety of need-to-know topics, including information management, healthcare technology, biochemistry, microbiology and human development. This rigorous curriculum prepares you well for the next step of your career, allowing you to seamlessly transition into new roles and responsibilities. 

A wonderful benefit of UW-Eau Claire's BSN completion program is the opportunity to participate in a cultural clinical immersion experience. Not typically available in other RN to BSN programs, this experience will take you to the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Rosebud, South Dakota. Here, you will work directly with the Rosebud Comprehensive Health Care Facility and the Public Health Nursing Department, promoting healthcare for children and families within the community. This opportunity is an excellent way to gain new skills and improve patient care. 

Why a BSN is necessary in today's world

Skylar Koel is taking the next steps to complete her BSN degree. Hoping to one day obtain her doctorate, Skylar is an advocate for education. In fact, she believes having a BSN degree will soon become a standard in the nursing field. 

"Patient safety and patient outcomes are greatly affected by how much education our nurses have," Skylar explained. "I would recommend UW-Eau Claire and recommend that you do complete your bachelor's."

Watch to learn more about why Skylar believes pursuing a BSN is necessary in today's world. 

BSN completion program scholarships

UW-Eau Claire has built a supportive community and alumni network that can help students pay for college. For example, the Belva M. Zwygart Gerontological Nursing Scholarship awards $1,500 to a UWEC student enrolled in the BSN completion program who is presently working in long term healthcare.

Learn more about additional scholarships and resources available to you by checking out our scholarships page.

Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire

Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.

To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on academics and your nursing degree.

Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.

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Quick facts

BSN completion program details
  • Average program length: two years
  • Availability: online and campus
Student organizations
  • Eau Claire Student Nurses Association (ECSNA)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Accreditation information: The BSN completion program is proudly accredited and approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Education.

BSN completion program highlights

Work-school balance. Our RN to BSN completion program offers the majority of courses online, so you have the option of completing your degree while still working. 

Enhanced skillset. Graduates leave with deeper cultural awareness, greater confidence and stronger attention to detail. Additional improved skills include leadership, organization, communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving and professionalism. 

Connection to local employers. For those not yet in the field, or those looking to switch career paths, our annual on-campus Nursing & Health Care Professional Fair is an excellent way to make connections and submit your resume for current and future job openings. 

What jobs can you get with a BSN degree from UWEC?

Graduates of the BSN completion program leave with enhanced skills, additional tools and more connections. This increased knowledge leads to improved patient diagnoses, care and outcomes. Graduates find they are prepared for more responsibility within their current roles and often move up within their organization. 

BSN careers

The personal and career benefits of a BSN

After 18 years of working as a nurse, Jen Miller was skeptical of going back to get her bachelor's degree. But after finishing the program, Jen quickly found a new world of opportunities available to her. Not only did she find herself eligible for more career paths, but she also found herself growing and maturing as a nursing professional in ways she didn't expect. 

"I learned how to take more pride in the role of being a nurse and also the honor it is and the responsibility it takes," she said. "We are the number one profession in the nation of being trusted and respected, and so [completing the degree] is taking more ownership of that."

Watch to learn more about the unique benefits of UW-Eau Claire's RN to BSN completion program. 

BSN completion program curriculum

UW-Eau Claire has developed a collaborative and rewarding bachelor's degree completion program for registered nurses and those looking to move up in the field. Our comprehensive RN to BSN program will allow you to build on existing skills and prepare you for management and leadership roles, making you an even more qualified and sought-after nurse.

Classes for the BSN completion program may include:

Learn more about the comprehensive nursing BSN completion program in the UWEC course catalog.

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