This degree is intended for students holding either the Associate Degree in Nursing or a diploma in nursing. Students are granted the BSN from UW-Stevens Point and are therefore subject to its graduation requirements. The UW-Stevens Point provides all student-related services (advising, financial aid, registration, etc.). The UW-Stevens Point BSN completion program is seeking accreditation from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and is approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing.
UW-Stevens Point BSN Completion Degree
Coursework will prepare registered nurses for leadership roles and broaden theoretical understanding and clinical skills for caring for patients in various acute, community, and ambulatory health settings. Students will increase skills of technology and communication while gaining a greater appreciation for the interdisciplinary aspect of nursing practice. It is important that more
nurses complete RN to BSN programs as the Institute of Medicine recommends 80%
of all nurses should have baccalaureate degrees, and many institutions require
the BSN for case-manager or supervisory positions.
Students may register for nursing courses offered locally in
face-to-face or hybrid formats, or register for the same nursing courses fully online from BSN@Home. Course registration procedures differ between the locally offered and BSN@Home option. Students, depending on their preference, may alternate between either course-offering-format as they complete the program.
The nursing curriculum
consists of 31 required credits: 6 core courses, 2 electives, 2 additional
required courses, and a capstone course. Local, face-to-face nursing courses
will be offered in a 4-semester rotation to allow completion of the program
primarily in-person. Alternatively, BSN@Home offers multiple sections of core
courses each semester and in the summer (fully online). BSN@Home also offers
several nursing elective courses each semester, with limited electives offered
in the summer. The BSN@Home courses are taught by UW-Stevens Point and five
other UW campuses; therefore, students taking BSN@Home courses can expect
instruction to originate from any of these universities.
Students will be assigned
an advisor who will assist them in planning their program and be available for
ongoing advising. Students are encouraged to check their UW-Stevens Point email
accounts regularly for notifications, personal correspondence, and updates from