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Nursing Advising Information

Nursing Major Entrance Requirements: The student must complete one year of full-time study (24 credits minimum) or 32 credits as a part-time student. A student interested in applying to the major should contact the Program Coordinator of the School of Nursing to review requirements of the program admission process. Requirements are published in the Nursing Handbook and are outlined below. A transfer student interested in this major is strongly encouraged to meet with faculty at time of transfer.

  • General Advising Information: PDF documents specific to this program are provided below. The full course catalog, policies, textbook information, and other resources are available from the Office of the Registrar.

    For additional advising information, contact your academic advisor or visit the advising page on myWLC (log-in required). Course offerings are subject to change due to staffing, curriculum changes, or course enrollment numbers.


  • APPLICATION TO NURSING MAJOR  EARLY APPLICATION TO NURSING MAJOR LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
    NURSING MAJOR APPLICATION PROCESS  NURSING STUDENT HANDBOOK APPLICATION BACKGROUND DRUG TEST INSTRUCTIONS 

    Students are encouraged to express an interest in the nursing major upon application for admission to WLC. Enrollment in the program is limited, and admission is competitive. This information regarding the application process is intended for traditional freshmen. All transfer students will work with an Admissions counselor and the Chair of the School of Nursing to devise a personalized plan of study.

    Meeting the minimum criteria for admission may not be sufficient to be admitted to the nursing major. Required criteria:

    • Minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA at the time of application.
    • Minimum of C in required nursing collateral courses.
    • Successful completion (minimum of a C) of CHE 161 and CHE 168 at the time of application
    • Criminal background check and drug screen.
    • Applicant's personal statement. 
    • Benchmark score for standardized pre-admission exam.
    • Faculty interview. 

    Other information:

    • Certified Nursing Assistant certification must be completed before the sophomore spring semester, and CPR certification must be completed prior to the junior fall semester. Current CPR certification must be maintained throughout the entire nursing program.
    • In addition to the college health requirements, nursing students must also provide documentation of various immunizations and be free of communicable disease, including tuberculosis.

    Students not accepted may choose to be placed on a waiting list and will be notified of their rank on that list. If openings occur, admission will be offered to students by rank. Students on the waiting list may also reapply for admission to the nursing program the following year. They will be considered in the next pool of applications but will not be guaranteed admission. 

  • STUDENT NURSING ASSOCIATION

    What is SNA?

    The Student Nursing Association is an organization for students interested in the field of nursing.

    What do they do?

    On the Wisconsin Lutheran College campus, SNA provides various experiences, volunteer opportunities, and encouragement to all nursing students.

    Who can join?

    Anyone interested in the field of nursing is welcome to join.  Fill out this form if you're interested in joining.

    Why should I join?

    • Guidance through the nursing program at WLC
    • Leadership experiences
    • Hands-on community involvement
    • Improved nursing preparation