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Green Bay offers several accredited programs for students interested in pursuing a career in the city’s rapidly growing nursing sector. Aspiring nurses should begin by understanding the different nursing roles, the education pathway required for each, and the career trajectory that nursing graduates enjoy.

Nursing roles
Green Bay’s nursing sector has three primary nursing roles: certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), and registered nurse (RN). CNAs provide primary care for chronically sick and elderly patients in hospital wards or nursing institutions. LPNs perform a broader range of medical tasks, including wound dressing and vital sign monitoring. RNs conduct an extensive array of healthcare activities independently, and they often lead teams of more junior nurses that work in tandem with physicians.

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Education pathways
CNAs must complete a brief certificate program and pass a state-administered exam. Prospective LPNs follow a more rigorous path: they must finish a 12- to 18-month certificate program and pass the NCLEX-PN national licensure exam. Wisconsin RNs have two prelicensure options: a two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Candidates in either pathway must pass the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam at the conclusion of their studies. Green Bay’s schools provide the broad spectrum of nursing education, from the CNA certificate at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to the master’s degree program at Bellin College.

Local employment data
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 1,830 CNAs, 880 LPNs, and 3,260 RNs employed in the Green Bay metropolitan area. Local salaries range from $25,000 annually for CNAs to $37,000 for LPNs and $57,000 for RNs. The city’s major healthcare providers, like Ministry Healthcare and Aurora Healthcare, employ nurses of all stripes in their facilities.

To assist those seeking a career in nursing, we have compiled below a detailed list of Green Bay schools that offer state-approved nursing programs.

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Green Bay nursing schools by NCLEX score

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
2740 West Mason Street | Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307
  • Technical Diploma in Practical Nursing: 92.6% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2017)
  • Certificate of Completion for Practical Nursing: 91.9% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2017)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.9% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2017)
  • Nursing Assistant Technical Diploma
Bellin College
3201 Eaton Road | Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 92.2% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2017)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Rasmussen College - Green Bay
904 South Taylor Street, Suite 100 | Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 71.4% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2017)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive | Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Leadership and Management
  • Nurse 1-2-1 Partnership
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Technical Diploma in Practical Nursing 92.6% 2011 to 2017
Certificate of Completion for Practical Nursing 91.9% 2011 to 2017
Associate's Degree in Nursing 89.9% 2011 to 2017
Nursing Assistant Technical Diploma
Bellin College Bachelor of Science in Nursing 92.2% 2011 to 2017
Master of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Rasmussen College - Green Bay Associate's Degree in Nursing 71.4% 2012 to 2017
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing: Leadership and Management
Nurse 1-2-1 Partnership
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion