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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree provides students a liberal arts education coupled with a strong science foundation, a valuable combination within the health care field. Nursing majors experience a variety of classroom, lab, and clinical experiences with an emphasis on diverse and vulnerable populations.
Nursing students learn the skills, knowledge, and Christian values necessary for professional clinical practice and leadership in health care. The program also prepares students for continued education in graduate school.
Students receive a variety of classroom, lab, and clinical experiences with an emphasis on diverse and vulnerable populations. Students get hands-on experience in WLC’s nursing simulation lab. Students in the nursing program take a variety of courses
in preparation for professional nursing in many settings and roles, including gerontological health, adult health, maternal and newborn health, child and adolescent health, mental health, community health, evidence-based practice, and leadership.
What Makes the Program Distinctive?
WLC is leading the way in preparing nurses for the future. WLC nursing graduates are entering the workforce as Christian servant leaders with critical thinking and collaboration and communication skills that are integral to safe, high-quality patient
care, and are at the forefront of transformational healthcare delivery.
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, provide opportunities for students to regularly participate in acute care settings.
The nursing program is located in Generac Hall. This 81,700-square-foot facility allows undergrads to experience state-of-the-art equipment and techniques that students at many other institutions would not have access to until graduate school.
Nursing majors receive training in the nursing lab, which includes moderate-fidelity human patient simulators, and six individual patient care areas and workstations. The simulators 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.
Students can participate in a preceptorship, which provides them with 120 hours of one-on-one training. The role is great for fostering future job offers and offers students a chance to have real-world nursing experience under the guidance of a seasoned professional. This experience often leads to job offers before graduation.
Junior nursing students have the option to travel to Zambia to study the implementation of health care programs in a developing country. While there, they observe medical practices and procedures in local clinics and hospitals, learn about diverse cultures, and conduct health education programs.
A WLC nursing degree, along with real-world experience, provides the necessary background for admission to most graduate school programs.
A bachelor's degree in nursing from WLC may lead to a successful career in a wide range of settings including community clinics, urban or rural hospitals, and resource-poor countries. Nursing majors at WLC are being offered jobs prior to graduation due to the reputation the program has earned for producing students who show integrity and are caring and professional. 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.
Learn more about course offerings, sample programs, and entrance requirements for this major:NURSING ADVISING PAGE
Wisconsin Lutheran College recognizes the highly competitive nature of collegiate nursing programs. Early Admission to our School of Nursing is designed for highly motivated nursing candidates who are currently progressing through their senior year of high school. Early Admission ensures your spot in our widely respected nursing program.
Early Admission is an application process for academically qualified students admitted to Wisconsin Lutheran College. As space is limited, we encourage you to let us know you are interested in Early Admission. Complete the Nursing Early Admission Inquiry Form and your admissions counselor will be in contact with more information about the application process.
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The School of Nursing is committed to the development of Christian professional nurses who are service-driven, community-focused, and are ambassadors for the nursing profession; furthermore the School of Nursing fosters a love of learning and a desire for continued education.
The baccalaureate program at Wisconsin Lutheran College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; phone: 202.887.6791; fax: 202.887.8476.
The Wisconsin Lutheran College School of Nursing Graduate will:
Sheryl Scott, Associate Professor and Chair, School of Nursing
Abigail Drallos, Assistant Professor
Sarah Haugly, Assistant Professor
Lisa LeBlanc, Assistant Professor
Jessica Washburn, Assistant Professor
Kaitlyn Zupan, Assistant Professor
The philosophy of the School of Nursing is consistent with the mission, vision, and purpose of Wisconsin Lutheran College, which provides students with a strong Christian foundation in the liberal arts. The School of Nursing faculty believes in the development of students in the spiritual, professional, intellectual, social and educational domains.
Spiritual: As servant leaders, nurses provide patient care from a Christian and holistic perspective.
Professional: Professional nurses function within their scope of practice and are held to the highest legal and ethical standards. The professional nurse will be an advocate for patients as well as an ambassador for the nursing profession.
Intellectual: Nursing is the application of knowledge, utilizing critical thinking and evidence-based practice within the nursing process.
Social: The nurse is a collaborative member of the interdisciplinary care team who communicates effectively with care providers. The nurse also engages in therapeutic communication with patients, families, and communities.
Educational: Patient education is an essential role of the nurse. In addition, nurses have a personal accountability for their own learning and continued education. “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people...” Galatians 6:10a