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Schools offering Nursing in Wisconsin

Job opportunities in nursing are expected to expand faster than the average growth for all occupations in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2008-2018 projections. Earning a degree from online nursing schools in Wisconsin can help position students to take advantage of health care career opportunities.

Wisconsin Nursing Schools, Online and On-Campus

Paths into the nursing field include an associate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a diploma from a nursing program. An associate degree through a nursing school or community college can take two to three years, while a diploma program can take three years. A BSN generally requires four years for those without experience. Various distance learning and campus-based programs can be a source of BSN studies designed especially for working RNs.

Online nursing schools in Wisconsin may be able to offer students flexibility in scheduling coursework, on-campus classes and practical work. For example, Herzing University has campuses in Madison, Kenosha and Brookfield, and it has options for both day and night classes. This can help individuals to earn an associate or bachelor's degree in nursing, or to complete an online RN to BSN bridge program.

Careers for Graduates of Wisconsin Nursing Schools Online

There are different job profiles within the nursing field. Licensed practical nurses work under RNs' supervision, providing basic bedside care, taking vital stats and keeping medical records. Nationally, the BLS reports that while some LPNs work in hospitals, many work in home health care, doctors' offices, and nursing care facilities or community care facilities for the elderly. Many RNs work in hospitals, with the rest working mainly in home health care and physicians' offices.

According to the BLS, Wisconsin RNs had a mean yearly salary of $64,280 in 2010. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earned $41,010, which was higher than the mean annual wage for the state's workers in all occupations that year.

Nursing Schools in Wisconsin

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            Practical Nursing
            Brightwood College , Indianapolis

            Why Brightwood?

            Real-World Training

            We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

            Associate Degree in Nursing
            Fortis Institute , Westerville

            Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

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            • Flexible Scheduling
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            Practical Nursing Diploma
            • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • Listed as a 2015 Best for Vets school in the Career & Technical College category by Military Times.
            • Offers programs in health science, business, legal studies, technology, and skilled trades such as HVAC and building maintenance &    repair.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • 3 campuses located in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.
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            Nursing Assistant
            • Training students for careers in the allied health field since 1994.
            • Recognized on the 2015 Military Friendly Schools List for accommodating military service members, veterans, and their spouses as students.
            • Has a MyUMA mobile app that provides classroom content, learning resources, grades, news, and more.
            • Offers no-charge SOAR Student Assistance for any problems concerning behavioral health, well-being, and/or academic performance.
            • Accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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            Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
            • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
            • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
            • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
            • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
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            • Transferable Credits
            Practical Nursing (LPN)-CERT
            • Mildred Elley has been a provider of quality higher education since 1917, where it was founded in the Capital District of New York.
            • We have 3 conveniently located campus locations in Albany, NY, NYC Metro, NY and Pittsfield, MA with online options as well.
            • Our campuses feature student-run massage therapy clinics at Albany, Pittsfield and New York City Metro campuses, and a cosmetology clinic at the Pittsfield campus.
            • We offer over 20 Degree and Certificate programs with classes in the day, evening, and weekends.
            • Financial Aid and Scholarships are available for those who qualify.
            • We are dedicated to seeing our students succeed offering Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
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            Vocational Nursing Program*
            Platt College , Alhambra
            • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
            • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
            • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
            • 3 campuses in Southern California.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            • Accelerated Programs
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            Nursing Completion Program, BS

            Since 1866, Davenport University has been providing students with real-world experience, giving them the edge they need to get the career they want.

            Our goal is to offer guaranteed job placement to most of our students by 2020. 

            • Online Courses
            Licensed Vocational Nurse
            • Offers career placement assistance services to recent graduates.
            • Our short-term allied health programs will give you the skills and knowledge to become a part of the exciting health care field.
            • Programs include Medical Office Specialist, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant and Healthcare Administration.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
            • Main campus is located in Van Nuys, California, north of Los Angeles.
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            • Transferable Credits
            Licensed Vocational Nurse -- Evening

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