Welcome to the pre-nursing program at UW-Parkside. The information provided on this page will help you prepare for acceptance into the professional nursing program. We also recommend you reach out to your advisor for specific questions. They will guide you in a completly holistic way to support your health career pathway.
APPLY TO THE PROFESSIONAL NURSING MAJOR
Application Deadline for Clinical Major is January 15 for the Fall Semester
- Preparatory coursework based on placement test scores
- Math Competency (Placement score of 30+ or Math 111 with "C" or higher)
- Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in all required pre-nursing courses and at least a 2.5 in the required sciences
- Must have at least a "C" (2.0) in each pre-nursing prerequisite course
- Application becomes available each October. Applications are due January 15th for admission into the Fall clinical program. Required courses may be taken in the Spring or Summer semester, but must be completed with a C or higher in the intended semester by the start of the clinical program and with eligible GPAs to maintain admission.
- Apply for professional major in the Fall semester before you would like to begin the professional major.
- Complete the Application to the Professional Major or in the Nursing Office-Tallent Hall (Room180)
- Completed application consisting of
- Application Cover Sheet
- Reflective Statement
- Volunteer/Work/Leadership experience
- Additional Information
Required Pre-Nursing Courses
- Nursing 102 - Fall and Spring
- Advanced Composition - Eng 201 or 168
- Microbiology - Fall and Summer
- No more than one repeat per required course
- No more than 3 total repeats for required courses
- Must have completed pre-nursing required courses
Minimum Nursing GPA: 2.750 | Minimum Science GPA: 2.500
- Meet with nursing academic advisor before applying to the professional major to ensure eligibility.
Apply to the Professional Nursing Major
Student Organizations AND RESOURCES
Student Nurses' at Parkside (SNAP)
Promoting growth and leadership opportunities beyond those offered in the nursing curriculum. SNAP sponsors projects and activities to foster professionalism; to improve the quality of nursing education; to increase group cohesiveness between members, nursing students, and faculty; to positively influence the health and well-being of students, the community, and the world.
Join SNAP on CampusConnect
Parkside Academic & Resource Center (PARC)
Free academic support in a variety of undergraduate subjects each fall and spring semester.
Advising and Career Center
Explore minors, majors, careers, internship volunteer opportunities and more on campus or in the community. Located in Wyllie D175
If you are looking to enter into the healthcare field as a nurse, and also have a strong interest and passion in psychology, you have the opportunity to pursue a minor in health psychology while completing the prerequisite coursework for the nursing bachelor of science program at UW-Parkside.
The addition of this highly complementary minor will allow you to have a broader background and greater depth of knowledge regarding the unique issues of psychology that are common within treating patients, than is possible with the bachelor of science in nursing alone.
Information about the health psychology minor, as well as other health pathways and linked below.