Nursing Resources

Admittance to Nursing Major

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. 

Other information:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant certification must be completed before the sophomore year, and American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider 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.

Technology Requirements

For students interested in pursuing nursing, please note that Chromebooks, iPads, and tablets are not compatible with some of the software that is required in nursing classes.

Memberships and Resources

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