Nursing, Accelerated B.S.N. Option, Comprehensive Major

(Code 700-007) – Currently on hold.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Professional Nursing Program.

Major/Degree Requirements

UW-Eau Claire offers, when resources allow, an accelerated B.S.N. degree option for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in another field who wish to earn a second bachelor’s degree in nursing. Admission into this option currently is on hold. In order to be considered for the Accelerated B.S.N. program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree, have been accepted to the university in good standing, have completed required prerequisite courses, have earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 in most recent bachelor’s or higher degree and a GPA of 2.50 in required science courses, satisfy the university design for diversity requirement, be certified as a nursing assistant, and be certified in CPR. The Accelerated B.S.N. program includes 60 credits of nursing courses offered over a shortened time frame.

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, students must complete at least 120 semester credits with a total GPA of at least 2.50; must meet all university requirements for graduation; and must meet all nursing program requirements for the degree.  Students taking a comprehensive major are not required to declare a minor or certificate in another area.  However, students who are interested in a minor or certificate are encouraged to discuss options with their adviser.  Students must also seek an adviser in the area of the minor.

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Policy:  No course required for the degree in nursing may be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.  Audit enrollment is not allowed.

Required Prerequisite Courses (or equivalents)
CHEM 103General Chemistry I 14-5
or CHEM 105
CHEM 106
General Chemistry I Lecture
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 150Survey of Biochemistry3
BIOL 214Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 250Microbiology3
BIOL 314Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
MATH 246Elementary Statistics4
PSYC 230Human Development3
S1 course (excluding Writing Requirement courses)3

Independent Study

Under the course numbers 399 and 499, the Department of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides students with opportunities for student-initiated independent study in areas of special interest with guidance of a faculty member.

Eligibility. Independent Study courses are open only to juniors and seniors. A student with a nursing major may elect an Independent Study, provided the student has at least 3.00 resident and total GPAs. Registration requires the permission of the faculty member who agrees to supervise the project and of the department offering the course.

Restrictions. One to three credits of Independent Study (399 or 499) may be elected during any semester. A total of no more than six independent study credits in nursing may be counted toward graduation. Independent Study courses may not be applied toward completion of the liberal education requirements.

Procedure. The student shall obtain the Independent Study eform from the Registrar's Office website and complete the form in consultation with the supervising faculty member. Initial approval by the department chair is required prior to enrollment.

Directed Study

Courses numbered 295, 395, and 495 offered by the Nursing Department in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are designed to permit individual students or groups of students to undertake special projects related to their educational interests and goals.

Eligibility. Registration for a Directed Study course requires the permission of the faculty member who agrees to supervise the project and of the department offering the course. Any further conditions of eligibility may be established by the department or published as part of the course description.

Restrictions. One to three credits of Directed Study (295, 395, or 495) may be elected during any semester. A total of no more than six directed study credits in nursing may be counted toward graduation. Directed Study courses may not be applied toward completion of the liberal education requirements.

Procedure. The student shall obtain the Directed Study eform from the Registrar's Office website and complete the form in consultation with the supervising faculty member. Initial approval by the department chair is required prior to enrollment.