Nursing Major 

Become an advocate and health educator for patients, families, and communities. You will learn to provide direct patient care, observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.  You will be prepared to be a science-based, compassionate nurse leader through innovate and quality education programming that prepares generalists in a variety of settings.

Undergraduate nursing education maximizes hands-on learning, technological innovation and training, and a comprehensive survey of nursing theory and practice. Clinical placements in the Racine-Kenosha area and intensive study define the last half of your undergraduate education.

Through a consortial agreement, UW-Parkside's Signature Pre-Health programs collaborate with UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing to offer students the highest quality nursing program at a location convenient to you. Through it all, supportive faculty, nursing mentors and a close cohort of fellow students make this a career-preparatory, enriching, and community-focused academic experience.


Program ineligible for international F-1/J-1 visa holders

The nursing program offered by UW-Milwaukee and UW-Parkside was one of the first baccalaureate consortia arrangements established within the University of Wisconsin System. Students enroll in courses taught by faculty members from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Parkside, and all courses are taught at Parkside. Successful nursing candidates are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UW-Milwaukee.

Students who are admitted to the nursing program are required to meet UWM’s general education requirements, since the degree will be granted by UWM. 

UWM’s general education requirements include:

Humanities  |  6 hours
Arts  |  3 hours
History  |  3 hours
Foreign language  |  college level  |  2 semesters*
Electives  |  4 hours
Math requirement

*Or 2 years high school of the same foreign language 

Since its inception in 1980, the UWM/Parkside Nursing Consortium has grown to accept a clinical cohort of 40 new students each year. Clinical partners in the I-94 corridor include large partners like: Ascension, Aurora, Froedtert, VA Hospital, and Brookside Care Center.

Find out more information about UW-Parkside's Health Science programs and UW-Milwaukee's College of Nursing.

New Freshman

Submit application materials listed by March 1st (Fall semester) or December 1st (Spring semester).

Accepted students must register for and attend a ROAR Orientation.

Transfer Students and Second Degree Students

Submit application materials listed by March 1st (Fall semester) or December 1st (Spring semester)

All transfer students must register for and attend a Transfer Transition Orientation to register for classes.

Inquiring Transfer Students

For a credit evaluation for possible transfer credits prior to applying to UW-Parkside, email your unofficial transcripts and contact information to the nursing advisor at and Please allow 2-5 business days for an unofficial evaluation.

Current UWP Student (Change of Major)

Call the Consortial Nursing Office at 262-595-2480 to schedule an appointment with the nursing advisor. 

Nursing Scholarships

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 Process

  • 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


Eligible Requirements

  • 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

Academic Advising

  • Meet with nursing academic advisor before applying to the professional major to ensure eligibility. 


The UW-Milwaukee/UW-Parkside Consortia baccalaureate degree program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The program is also approved by the State of Wisconsin Board of Nursing.

Nursing Program Information
Tallent Hall | Room 180 | 262-595-2480
Office Contact Roxane Kriederman

Department Tours & Information Sessions

Prospective students  interested in our Nursing major may wish to schedule their visit to campus in conjunction with scheduling themselves into a Nursing Information Session & Extended Tour. Our Nursing department staff provide an abundance of information designed especially for the admission process for prospective nursing students.

Schedule a general campus tour.

Following the general campus tour, a nursing information session & extended tour (Mondays 11:30 AM), as well as a 30-minute one-on-one appointment with the nursing advisor can be arranged (Mondays 12:30-1 PM and 1-1:30 PM). To schedule, please call 262-595-2480.

Please click here to set up an appointment with Katie Wedige, the Nursing Consortium Advisor

Parkside Academic Resource Center
The Parkside Academic Resource Center (PARC) offers free academic support in a variety of undergraduate subjects each semester. PARC is located in Wyllie D180 or call 595-2044.

Advising and Career Center
Explore minors, majors, careers, internship volunteer opportunities and more on campus or in the community. Located in Wyllie D175 


Katie Wedige | 262-595-2480 |

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