RN to BSN Completion Program

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.    

Nursing courses

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.

Program Assistance

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 their advisors.
Admissions Process
Nursing Program Student Handbook