Wisconsin Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in Wisconsin

By 2015, it is predicated there will be a 9% shortfall of nurses in Wisconsin. As the nursing shortage sweeps the nation, more and more jobs are being created or opening up as nurses retire in the state. The job market for basic nursing positions such as nurse’s assistants and registered nurses is thriving in Wisconsin. Further, career growth for licensed practical nurses is expected to increase 1.4% by 2018. There is also a good job market for specialty nurses and advanced practice nurses as the need for nurse practitioners and midwives increases across the state. Some of the leading employers of nurses in Wisconsin include Mercy Medical Center, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and Aurora Saint Luke’s Medical Center, just to name few.

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About Wisconsin

As one of the principal dairy producers in the United States, Wisconsin is appropriately nicknamed “America’s Dairyland.” Wisconsin’s varied geography consists of the Northern Highland, Western Upland, a portion of the Central Plain, as well as the state’s long shoreline off Lake Michigan. The state is 21st in the nation for gross state product and it is tenth in the nation for the highest manufacturing gross domestic product. However, manufacturing only accounts for 20% of Wisconsin’s gross domestic product, with the other leading contributors being agriculture and healthcare. The capital of “The Badger State” is Madison and its largest city is Milwaukee.

Change in nursing jobs in the future

2012

57,760

2020

71,540

$60,880

Avg. Salary

86

Number of nursing programs in state

71

Number of hospitals in state

35

Number of nursing schools in state

Nursing programs offered in Wisconsin

  • Alverno College +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • RN to BSN
      • MSN

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Bellin College +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional Option
      • Radiologic Sciences
      • Sophomore Transfer Option
      • 15 Month option
      • Master of Science in Nursing

      Accreditation

      HLC & CCNE

  • Edgewood College +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BS
      • 12 Month Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Program
      • MSN
      • MBA/MSN
      • Post-Master's Certificate
      • DNP

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Marquette University +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • Honors BSN
      • BSN w/ Psychology
      • BSN for ROTC
      • MSN
      • MSN Direct Entry
      • RN Direct Entry
      • DNP
      • PhD

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Viterbo University +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • BSN Completion
      • BSN to DNP
      • MSN to DNP

      Accreditation

      CCNE