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Nursing Advising Information

Information specific to this program is provided below. The full course catalog, policies, textbook information, and major declaration form are available from the Office of the Registrar. For additional advising information, contact your academic advisor. Course offerings are subject to change due to staffing, curriculum changes, or course enrollment numbers.

A student interested in applying to the major should contact the Program Coordinator of the School of Nursing to review requirements of the program admission process. Requirements are published in the Nursing Handbook and are outlined below. A transfer student interested in this major is strongly encouraged to meet with faculty at time of transfer.

Wisconsin Lutheran College State License/Certification Disclosure Statement - School of Nursing
Wisconsin Lutheran College has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state requirements for licensure or certification for states other than Wisconsin in terms of nurse licensing.

  • Students are encouraged to express an interest in the nursing major upon application for admission to WLC. Enrollment in the program is limited, and admission is competitive. This information regarding the application process is intended for traditional freshmen. All transfer students will work with an Admissions counselor and the Chair of the School of Nursing to devise a personalized plan of study.

    Meeting the minimum criteria for admission may not be sufficient to be admitted to the nursing major. Required criteria:

    • Minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA at the time of application.
    • Minimum of C in required nursing collateral courses.
    • Successful completion (minimum of a C) of CHE 161 and CHE 168 at the time of application.
    • Criminal background check. 

    Other information:

    • Certified Nursing Assistant certification must be completed before the sophomore year, and American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider certification must be completed prior to the junior fall semester. Current CPR certification must be maintained throughout the entire nursing program.
    • In addition to the college health requirements, nursing students must also provide documentation of various immunizations and be free of communicable disease, including tuberculosis.

    For students interested in pursuing nursing, please note that Chromebooks, iPads, and tablets are not compatible with some of the software that is required in nursing classes.


    What is SNA?

    The Student Nursing Association is an organization for students interested in the field of nursing.

    What do they do?

    On the Wisconsin Lutheran College campus, SNA provides various experiences, volunteer opportunities, and encouragement to all nursing students.

    Who can join?

    Anyone interested in the field of nursing is welcome to join.  Fill out this form if you're interested in joining.

    Why should I join?

    • Guidance through the nursing program at WLC
    • Leadership experiences
    • Hands-on community involvement
    • Improved nursing preparation