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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Wisconsin’s healthcare industry is growing at a blistering pace, with many exciting job opportunities for nursing graduates. The state has a breadth of nursing employers, including large networks like Maxim Healthcare and ProHealth Care. Prospective students must select one of three nursing career paths: certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), or registered nurse (RN).

Nursing assistant
CNAs perform basic nursing procedures for chronically sick, elderly, and infirm patients. Prospective CNAs can complete a short 10- to 12-week certificate program at well over a dozen technical colleges across the state of Wisconsin. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state’s 37,000 CNAs earn a median annual salary of $25,770.

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Licensed practical nurse
LPNs provide hands-on nursing care by collecting samples, monitoring vital signs, and dressing wounds. Wisconsin LPNs must complete a one- to 1.5-year certificate program before sitting for the NCLEX-PN national licensure examination. There are 10,000 LPNs employed in Wisconsin, with salaries averaging $42,000 per year.

Registered nurse
RNs independently direct critical care in consultation with the patient’s physician. Wisconsin’s aspiring RNs may pursue either a two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Either prelicensure program is followed by the NCLEX-RN national licensure examination. Wisconsin employs 56,000 RNs with a median annual salary of $63,260; BSN-educated nurses typically earn an additional $10,000 or more annually.

To guide prospective students, we have organized below a detailed list of the accredited nursing schools and programs throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Featured Schools

Green Bay

Bellin College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Rasmussen College - Green Bay
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Bellin College Green Bay
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Rasmussen College - Green Bay Green Bay
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Green Bay
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Madison

Edgewood College
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Herzing University - Madison
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Madison Area Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
School City Programs offered
Edgewood College Madison
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Herzing University - Madison Madison
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Madison Area Technical College Madison
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD

Milwaukee

Alverno College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bryant & Stratton College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bryant & Stratton College - Bayshore
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Cardinal Stritch University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Carroll University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Columbia College of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Concordia University Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Herzing University - Brookfield
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Marquette University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse-Midwifery
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Moraine Park Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Waukesha County Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Wisconsin Lutheran College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Alverno College Milwaukee
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bryant & Stratton College Wauwatosa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bryant & Stratton College - Bayshore Glendale
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Carroll University Waukesha
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Columbia College of Nursing Glendale
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Concordia University Wisconsin Mequon
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Herzing University - Brookfield Brookfield
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Marquette University Milwaukee
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse-Midwifery
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Moraine Park Technical College West Bend
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Wisconsin Lutheran College Milwaukee
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Other Wisconsin cities

Blackhawk Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
College of Menominee Nation
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Fox Valley Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Gateway Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Herzing University - Kenosha
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lakeshore Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Maranatha Baptist University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Marian University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Mid-State Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Nicolet College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northcentral Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Rasmussen College - Wausau
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthetist
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Viterbo University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: CRNA Track
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Western Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Blackhawk Technical College Janesville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
College of Menominee Nation Keshena
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Fox Valley Technical College Appleton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Gateway Technical College Kenosha
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Herzing University - Kenosha Kenosha
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Hayward
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Maranatha Baptist University Watertown
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Marian University Fond du Lac
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Nicolet College Rhinelander
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northcentral Technical College Wausau
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Rasmussen College - Wausau Wausau
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family Manitowoc
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Fennimore
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthetist
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Stevens Point
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Viterbo University La Crosse
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: CRNA Track
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Western Technical College La Crosse
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
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