WAUKESHA — UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing is expanding its program to the university's Waukesha campus, allowing students there to complete four-year degrees "almost entirely" on-campus.
The program is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2021, according to the university, marking the first time a bachelor's degree for nursing has been offered there since the Waukesha campus joined the university in 2018.
"I am thrilled to offer our nursing program at UWM at Waukesha,” said Kim Litwack, dean of the UWM College of Nursing, in a statement Monday. “The College of Nursing has always been recognized for our innovation and collaboration with various community agencies. I look forward to strengthening our relationships in southeastern Wisconsin."
The university cites a report from the Waukesha County Business Alliance that found healthcare in the WOW counties is expected to increase by 16 percent by 2022, or almost 13,000 workers.
The program in Waukesha will admit up to 32 students to begin clinical practice. Applicants are required to have two years of pre-nursing coursework completed by next fall to be eligible. Click here to learn more.