WLC nursing students in simulation lab

Nursing Major

Let your compassion drive your career with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. As a student in our nursing major you’ll get hands-on training in the classroom, our state-of-the-art nursing lab, and clinical settings throughout Greater Milwaukee so you’re ready to be hired the moment you graduate.

As a nursing student at WLC, you’ll receive a variety of classroom, lab, and clinical experiences with an emphasis on diverse and vulnerable populations, always serving others with a holistic approach to care.

We know you have a wealth of options for your nursing education. When you choose to learn at WLC, you’ll experience an education that challenges your mind and nurtures your spirit. Graduates of WLC’s nursing program enter the workforce as Christian servant leaders. As one of them, you’ll be at the forefront of transformational healthcare delivery. Your critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills will be vital to delivering exceptional care to the most vulnerable populations.

Local Clinical Opportunities

At WLC, you’ll receive hands-on experience within our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program. Our unique location and curriculum design provides you the opportunity to engage in a variety of clinical experiences caring for diverse patient populations in settings throughout the Milwaukee area. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in a cultural immersion experience abroad or in a local community during your junior year. A 120-hour preceptorship in the final semester of the program will help you transition from the role of student to professional nurse.

Students have clinical experiences at inpatient rehabilitation units, assisted living facilities, elementary schools, long-term care, and occupational health and community settings. Froedtert Hospital (a Level 1 Trauma Center) and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, located across the street from WLC, as well as numerous other medical centers across Milwaukee, provide opportunities for students to regularly participate in acute care settings.

Preparing the Next Generation of Christian Professional Nurses

Our high state board test results (National Council of State Boards of Nursing [NCLEX-RN]) and employment rates speak to the high quality and rigor of our program. We are proud to report that 100% of our May 2019, 96% of our May 2020, and 93% of our May 2021 nursing graduates passed the state board exam [National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN)] on the first attempt, exceeding the national average pass rate!

WLC nursing alumni currently hold desirable positions in emergency rooms, intensive care units, trauma units, OB-GYN units, and oncology units. They currently work at Froedtert Hospital, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, as well as a variety of other settings throughout the nation.

Healthcare professionals make a real and measurable difference in their communities, across the nation, and abroad. Studying the health sciences at WLC, you'll receive a strong science foundation that supports your growth and development, the personal care and attention of our faculty, and our small-campus charm in a big city with access to diverse healthcare facilities. You'll graduate confident, fully prepared to live your purpose.

SHARON A. SCHOENECK NURSING LAB

In 2018, we transformed a portion of Generac Hall into dedicated nursing simulation labs and classrooms. In addition to robust clinical and preceptor opportunities, our nursing majors receive training with moderate- and high-fidelity human patient simulators in labs designed to imitate patient clinic and hospital rooms. The labs allow students to take vital signs, hear heart and lung sounds, care for wounds, and set up IVs, practicing their skills before treating real patients. Our labs include VALT, an audio visual capture system, to provide real-time observation of simulations in our nursing classroom, recording, and post-simulation debriefs.

Meet Victoria

Victoria, a lifelike, high-fidelity simulator, offers a full-range of functions to provide a truly immersive experience for our nursing students. She is a birthing simulator, but she is also used for complex medical-surgical simulations, which means that both juniors and seniors utilize Victoria to supplement their learning throughout their clinical courses.

Meet Susie and Patty Anne

Our two newest simulators can be remotely controlled by our faculty and programmed with various vital signs, heart sounds, and lung sounds, among others. Sophomores will use these simulators for practicing skills, such as learning assessment techniques, medication administration, catheter and nasogastric tube insertion, and IV management. Juniors and seniors will use these simulators in clinical scenarios in the lab that mimic real life nursing care situations.

See for yourself! 

Schedule your personal visit experience and request a tour of our nursing labs, or explore Generac Hall and our nursing labs via our panoramic 360° immersive virtual tour.

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Direct Admission to the Nursing Major

Students are eligible for direct admission to the nursing major after their first semester at WLC, provided they meet the following prerequisite requirements and criteria:

  1. Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher while enrolled at WLC (minimum one semester completed)
  2. A minimum of a C in the required chemistry and psychology courses
  3. Successfully pass a background check

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