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BSN@Home (R.N. to B.S.) Program

Registered nurses who hold a diploma or a degree from a two-year college and wish to earn a baccalaureate degree can complete the R.N. to B.S. (BSN@Home) program. Through this program, students deepen their knowledge of nursing theory and practice through both core and elective courses. The program is offered either full-time or part-time via the Internet. A goal of the program is to provide access so that students may pursue their education without having to relocate. It is available to Wisconsin residents only.

Students are admitted and enroll for courses through UW–Madison and must meet all degree requirements for the nursing program. The baccalaureate degree in nursing will be awarded by UW–Madison. The program is nationally accredited and approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing.

To be eligible for the BSN@Home program, students must: (1) be a registered nurse with an associate degree in nursing or have graduated from a three-year nursing program, (2) earn a minimum GPA of 2.5, and (3) meet university admission requirements at UW–Madison.

The BSN@Home program is built upon the foundation of an associate degree or a diploma in nursing. Through an articulation agreement with the Wisconsin Technical College System, graduates of programs in that system may have up to 60 credits applied to the UW–Madison degree requirements. Prior nursing course work for students who do not meet the articulation criteria will be evaluated on an individual basis. The 124-credit curriculum comprises general education courses, courses supportive of nursing, and the upper-level nursing major course work. This includes General Education Requirements, including the science and social science and humanities courses listed under Graduation Requirements.

Students apply online for admission to the BSN@Home program through the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment, indicating "Nursing (Collaborative Program)" as the intended major. For more information, including course requirements and curricular changes, see BSN@Home.