Nurses work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress; assist physicians during treatments and examinations; administer medications; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation. Nurses also develop and manage nursing care plans; instruct patients and their families in proper care; and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health.
There is a strong demand for baccalaureate prepared nurses in today’s healthcare world. Graduates of our school of nursing find careers in hospitals, clinics, community health agencies, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, industry, schools, and government.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee/University of Wisconsin-Parkside Consortial Nursing Program is fully accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education. The program provides all course work required to complete the degree on the UW-Parkside campus and all clinical experience is available in the Racine-Kenosha area.Career Options
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