Carroll University Nursing School Review
Carroll University, previously known as Carroll College Wisconsin (CCW), is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It is home to over 3,500 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The school is the oldest four-year institution of higher learning in the state of Wisconsin and was established in 1841 and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN)
Carroll University offers a program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the undergraduate level. The program was established in the Fall of 2002 and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the National League for Nursing. Carroll University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
Individuals applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Carroll University must submit to a criminal background check prior to being admitted into the program and must present CPR certification.Individuals applying must also submit to a physical examination and must hand-in immunization records when applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Individuals who complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are able to apply to write the NCLEX-RN, in order to become licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States.
The BSN program is composed of a combination of in-class lectures, lab work and clinical practicum. Clinical nursing courses require a minimum of three hours of clinical practice per semester credit hour. Students are asked to be available Monday to Friday during the academic year and are expected to complete all of their clinical practice prior to graduation, whether it be during weekdays or weekends, as that is when some shifts may occur.
Individuals who already hold a Registered Nurse licensure, are able to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, as some individuals wish to complete baccalaureate education. This RN to BSN program is intended for Registered Nurses who wish to continue working, while completing baccalaureate education, which is often done in order to progress through Masters education at a later date, as a BSN degree is a perquisite for a Master of Science in Nursing.
Registered Nurses progress through the program in the same way as traditional BSN students, however, their course requirements are slightly altered. Registered Nurses are also able to obtain credits from previous clinical experience as well as life and employment experience, which will allow them to progress through the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Carroll University. The stream for Registered Nurses to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is 58 credits in duration and is composed of very similar courses to the traditional stream of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. It is mandatory that students attend all clinical practice in order to graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Carroll University.