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RN to BSN Online Program: BSN@主页

How to Get In

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statewide BSN@主页 website.

Why Choose Madison?

If you choose Madison as your home campus, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the prestigious U。大学 of Wisconsin–Madison. You’ll also have access the wide array 的 educational resources available to all UW-madison students, including personalized academic advising, online writing support through the Writing Center, and specialized library services for nursing students.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing from an accredited nursing program. Students with an ADN (or equivalent degree) through an international institution are eligible for admission consideration if they have completed the following required coursework. International Nurse Admission Requirements can be downloaded from this page.
  • Overall GPA 的 2.5 on 4.0 scale
  • RN license
  • Resident of Wisconsin, upper peninsula 的 Michigan, and/or contiguous counties in Illinois, Iowa or Minnesota
  • Meets u。大学 transfer admission requirements at UW-madison. Factors considered in admission decisions include:

Cumulative grade point average (GPA): While the average GPA of admitted transfers is a 3.4, UW-madison will consider prospective BSN@主页 you if you have a cumulative GPA 的 at least 2.5 with steady grade trends and patterns. GPA calculations will include all grades received for repeated courses; the initial grade, as well as grades received in second and subsequent attempts will be included in the GPA calculation.

College-Level Course Preparation: You must have completed at least 24 transferable (college-level) non-nursing credits in addition to the nursing classes you completed in your ADN or Nursing Diploma program.

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Required Courses:  You must have completed one year each of high school algebra, plane geometry, and college-preparatory math, and two high school years or two college semesters 的 a single foreign language. Requirements may vary if you graduated high school 1991 or prior. Contact the Office 的 Admissions and Recruitment with specific questions about your academic background.

If you have previously completed U。大学 General Education and other degree requirements, there are 33 credits 的 required BSN@主页 coursework.

Since some credits are taken at the home institution, there are two tuition rates to consider when calculating costs.

Requirement Credit Load Tuition Rate
Nursing classes exclusive to UW-Madison BSN@主页 students 6 credits (two 3-credit courses UW-Madison tuition rate
Statewide BSN@主页 Core Coursework 27 credits (nine 3-credit classes) BSN@主页 tuition rate (click the “Tuition Cost” link)

参观 Costs & Financial Aid page for financial aid and other important information.

参观 statewide BSN@主页 website for more cost information specific to the BSN@主页 program.

Admissions Timeline

You can begin the program in either spring or fall. The UW Applications for admissions opens on 8月1日 for both terms.

  • Application opens: 8月1日
  • Deadlines: Your application is due by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on the noted deadline dates.

Review 的 Applications

Your application will be reviewed by the UW-madison Office 的 Admissions and Recruitment. You will be evaluated on both high school and college records. Admission to the program is selective.


Complete the UW System Application for Admission:

  • Intended campus: UW-madison
  • Intended major: BSN@主页/Nursing Collaborative Program

For this program, there is no supplemental application submitted to the School 的 Nursing.

 UW-madison Reentry Admission

If you have previously attended UW-madison as a degree-seeking student, you are eligible to apply to the BSN@主页 program by submitting a Reentry Application. If you are a second-degree candidate you should select BSN@主页/Nursing Collaborative Program as your intended major. If you have not previously earned an undergraduate degree through UW-madison, you will be re-admitted to your previous classification (example: Letters & Science). If readmitted to your previous classification, 电子邮件 the School 的 Nursing indicating that you’d like to be considered for admission to the BSN@主页 program.

Your reentry application will be evaluated by the UW-madison Office 的 Admissions and Recruitment. While the Reentry Admissions site lists u。大学-wide application deadlines, we ask that you submit an application by the following dates to make sure you have access to open nursing courses:

  • Summer term: February 1
  • Fall semester: 3月1日
  • Spring semester: 10月1日

Connect with an Advisor

BSN@主页 Admissions


Call or 电子邮件 with any questions you have—we are glad to help!

Kelli Richards

BSN @主页 Program Coordinator


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the U。大学 的 Wisconsin-Madison
is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.