BSN Completion Program

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Blended RN to BSN Program

Viterbo has one of the strongest nursing programs in Wisconsin and has developed a blended classroom BSN Completion program (sometimes referred to as a RN to BSN program). Our tradition and reputation date back to the founding Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration who were among the first to train skilled and competent nurses. Viterbo’s College of Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior has graduated over 4,000 BSN-prepared nurses since 1971 and Viterbo graduates the largest number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses among private colleges in the state. If you are searching for a degree completion program for RN to BSN in Wisconsin, this is your program.

The BSN Completion program has provided a quality educational opportunity for over 25 years with a personalized approach and small class sizes. Our flexible, accelerated RN to BSN program is designed for busy working registered nurses who want to complete a Bachelor's degree. Our accredited program is designed for busy working registered nurses wanting to complete a Bachelor's degree.

We understand the challenges adult learning presents. Our BSN completion program gives you the opportunity to learn at your own pace when it’s convenient for you. It allows you to work around your busy schedule, family life, and other personal responsibilities.

Program Delivery

Blended program: In this program, we offer all nursing classes one morning a week, for four hours, at one of our four locations, while the general education courses are offered online. Site locations (2016):

  • Eau Claire
  • Janesville
  • La Crosse
  • Madison

Online program: In this online program, we offer all nursing classes and general education classes fully online.

(Final locations and start dates for the BSN Completion program are determined based on interest and enrollment.)

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate from a regionally-accredited Associate degree or diploma nursing program
  • Documentation of an active U.S. registered nurse license or its international equivalent prior to beginning the second nursing course

BSN Career Opportunities

The career outlook for registered nurses is very good. Earning your BSN can help you advance your career in nursing. You may have the opportunity to pursue positions as an administrator or nurse educator. Also, many specialties in nursing – such as clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives, and nurse practitioners – require a Bachelor’s degree.

This program prepares students for professional holistic nursing practice.  Many nurses advance in their career by earning an advanced degree as well, and with our BSN degree you're prepared and eligible to enter a Master's or post-Master's degree program.

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Additional Information

If you are considering BSN completion in Wisconsin, we invite you to learn more about our RN to BSN program. For more information about this accredited program, contact the Center for Adult Learning at Viterbo University by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at 1-888-VITERBO (1-888-848-3726).

Although Viterbo University offers degree programs at off-campus sites, official student records are maintained on the La Crosse campus.

Viterbo University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to section 16A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Registration does not mean that credits earned at the institution can be transferred to all other institutions.