We've organized a comprehensive list of Wisconsin nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Wisconsin city.

Wisconsin has a plethora of four-year colleges and universities that offer nursing programs. As the healthcare industry expands rapidly, highly skilled registered nurses (RNs) are in great demand. A university education prepares these nurses for work in multiple settings and trains them for independent decision-making. Nurses with a bachelor’s or master’s degree are thus well-placed to find a job with significant responsibility, strong career mobility, and competitive pay.

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).

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A master of science in nursing degree enables current RNs to expand their employment options into specialized tracks within the nursing field. This encompasses a large variety of careers including nurse midwife, family practice nursing, and nurse anesthetist. Some RNs who possess an MSN degree also choose to work in related fields like nursing education or nursing administration and management.

What are the benefits of earning an MSN?

For our 2020 rankings of ADN programs, the research team at Nursing Schools Almanac compiled an extensive database of student performance on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Aspiring registered nurses in the United States must pass this examination before they may commence practice. Thus, student performance on the NCLEX-RN exam provides an excellent benchmark for comparing the relative quality of associate’s degree programs.

For our 2020 rankings of LPN programs, the research team at Nursing Schools Almanac compiled an extensive database of student performance on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Aspiring practical nurses in the United States must pass this examination before they may commence practice. Thus, student performance on the NCLEX-PN exam provides an excellent benchmark for comparing the relative quality of practical nursing programs.