Concordia University Wisconsin Nursing School Review
Concordia University, located in Mequon, Wisconsin and established in 1881, is a Lutheran university dedicated to Christ in the Church and of the World. Concordia University Wisconsin offers opportunities for students to be involved in the Church including; daily chapel, Sunday worship and Bible studies.
Nursing studies at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) are Christ-centered and under Lutheran guidance. Nursing classes are offered both on a part-time and full-time basis as well as online or on-campus – depending on what is easier for the individual student.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Traditional (BSN)
Concordia University Wisconsin offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing traditional stream for individuals who have a GPA of 3.0 in all science required courses from high school. Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Concordia University – Wisconsin must first apply to Concordia University – Wisconsin and then to the nursing school. In order to progress through the nursing program at Concordia University – Wisconsin, students must maintain a GPA of 2.75 or above when entering into their sophomore year.
Individuals must have completed Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, Chemistry and NURS 100 with a grade of “C” or higher upon entering into their sophomore year. Individuals applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must be CPR and CNA certified by the Spring semester of their sophomore year, in order to qualify for clinical practicum.
Individuals in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Concordia University Wisconsin are able to complete their core liberal arts courses on campus, and their clinical practice is also conducted through the School of Nursing. Concordia University Wisconsin also offers global experiences in Belize and Costa Rica. Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, individuals are able to apply to write the NCLEX-RN examination, in order to become licensed as a Registered Nurse.
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (RN to BSN)
The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at CUW is intended for individuals who already hold their Registered Nurse licensure and are currently employed on a full-time basis as a Registered Nurse. Individuals enrolled in this program can take one class at a time over a one to nine week period and individuals can earn their degree on a part-time or full-time basis. The program can be completed in two years.
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN to MSN)
The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing program at CUW is intended for individuals who already hold an associates degree in nursing and wish to earn a baccalaureate degree as well. The college also offers an accelerated program. The RN to BSN or MSN program requires individuals to complete liberal arts course requirements and the school accepts transfer credits that were completed with a B or better, as long as they were completed through an accredited university.
Concordia University Wisconsin also offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, which is intended for individuals who wish to enhance their nursing degree. The program is composed of in-class lectures, laboratory work and clinical practice. Some of the program is conducted through online learning.
Certificate After Graduate Education in Nursing (CAGE)
The Certificate After Graduate Education in Nursing is intended for individuals who already hold a master’s degree in nursing and wish to add clinical studies to this degree. The certificate program has three options; Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice at CUW is intended for individuals who wish to reach the highest level of nursing education and is the newest nursing program at the university and the second doctoral program. All of the courses in the Doctor of Nursing Practice are completed online but students are mandated to attend an initial and final cohort meeting on the Concordia University campus in Mequon, Wisconsin.
Concordia University Wisconsin, also offers a Parish Nursing and Congregational Health program and are taught the roles and models of Parish Nursing as well as theology of health and healing in congregational health.
Concordia University Wisconsin
12800 N Lake Shore Drive
Mequon, WI 53097 – 2418
Phone: (262) 243 5700