University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI 54901

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 LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate76%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Masters degrees (MSN)
  2. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN
  5. ADN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner
  7. BSN

    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.

    Admissions Requirements:

    • 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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 227
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 17
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 13

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
46.77 miles away
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
61.35 miles away
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
73.52 miles away
Madison Area Technical College
73.59 miles away
University of Wisconsin-Madison
78.41 miles away
William Rainey Harper College
136.37 miles away
Americare Technical School
141.41 miles away
Northbrook College of Health Care
141.68 miles away
Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology - Skokie Campus
144.27 miles away
Northern Illinois University
144.8 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
ACT Composite20 to 24
Admission considerations
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$9,754
30k to 48k$11,187
48k to 75k$14,934
75k to 110k$17,744
Over 110k$17,971
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $268.00 $583.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $424.00 $932.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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