University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is a public institution in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is also part of the University of Wisconsin System with nine other campuses throughout the state. The Oshkosh State Normal School was established in 1871 and joined the University of Wisconsin System 100 years later. While the campus has expanded through the Oshkosh area, three of buildings on the original school campus are part of the Oshkosh State Normal School Historic District. One of these buildings, Dempsey Hall, serves as the primary administration building on the campus. A variety of undergraduate and graduate programs are offered at the university, which has an annual enrollment of nearly 14,000 students.
The nursing programs offered include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, MSN, DNP, and ADN programs. The baccalaureate and graduate-level degree programs are accredited by the CCNE. The accelerated BSN is offered online and is designed to be completed in 12 months. However, the clinical rotations are completed locally in the student’s home community. While the program is offered online, students need to visit the campus three times during the program. Due to the rigorous schedule and coursework, students are required to give up employment while enrolled in the accelerated program.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students13,933|
|Student to Faculty Ratio22:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Nurse Scholars Program is designed for academically gifted students seeking to enroll academically gifted students as clinical majors as a freshman.
The program intends to prepare scholarly and caring nursing leaders incorporating cutting edge technology and high tech clinical laboratories.
The application for the program should be made at the same time as the student’s application to the University.
The traditional track of the program is a five-semester program with a combination of online classes and actual instruction with actual clinical practice at local healthcare facilities every semester.
The accelerated online BSN track utilizes cutting edge technology to offer students an opportunity to earn a BSN in 12 months.
- Complete at least 30 credits of college coursework (with Sophomore standing)
- A minimum of 2.75 Grade Point Average for pre-requisite nursing courses
- Passing score on standardized nursing admission test
- Complete Criminal Background Check as required by law for clinical practice
- CNA certificate
- TEAS exam
Applicants successfully accepted into the program will be contacted through email following the deadline date. Applicants will be required to register for admission interview by a member of the nursing faculty.
Each applicant will be evaluated on the basis of the interview process as well as the completed application with supported documents. The college doesn't have waiting list and each semester a total of 72 students get admitted.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||2||16|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1928 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/22/2000 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
10/21/2016 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|ACT||20 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$268/credit|
|In State Students||$268/credit|
|Out of State Students||$583/credit|
|In District Students||$424/credit|
|In State Students||$424/credit|
|Out of State Students||$932/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 81% of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||10%||$1,097|
|State Grant & Scholarships||35%||$2,151|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||11%||$2,685|
|Federal Student Loans||66%||$5,312|
$13,092Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$9,315|
|$30,001 to $48,000$10,872|
|$48,001 to $75,000$14,514|
|$75,001 to $110,000$17,235|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.