Nursing science and practice and student experience merge in the College of Nursing BS to PhD program.
This campus-based, laboratory- and classroom-focused curriculum prepares baccalaureate nurses early in their nursing career as scientists who generate knowledge to advance nursing. This research-intensive program is designed to product scientists more quickly than has been the tradition. Students in this option work closely with faculty mentors to define their success early, and plan and conduct cutting-edge research. Students become skilled researchers who use their grounding in the discipline of nursing to conduct inquiry that furthers clinical, policy, education, and healthcare delivery needs in a variety of settings. PhD in Nursing graduates are ready for careers in education, research, practice, and to assume leadership positions.
Discover more about the program opportunity and find a full course plan in our Forms & Material section.
January 1 for Fall start
September 1 for Spring start
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from a professionally accredited program with a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (4.00 scale) to be considered for admission.
Applicants must have completed (within 5 years), or be in the process of completing a graduate level statistics course with a grade of B or better prior to the start of the program. See listing of approved courses. If the course is not completed by the start of the program, applicants must enroll for NURS 720 Biostatistics concurrent with the first semester of th Doctoral program at UWM.
To be considered for admission, all nursing applicants must apply through the Graduate School and submit listed materials for the College of Nursing.
Complete online Graduate School Application (including a nonrefundable application fee). Submit official transcripts from all and any school attended directly to the Graduate School.
Applicants applying for the Spring 2015 semester can submit their required nursing materials through NursingCAS OR can choose to submit required materials directly to the Senior Advisor. Applicants applying for terms beyond the Spring 2015 semester are required to apply and submit all materials through NursingCAS.
Submit online through NursingCAS: Complete College of Nursing application using the online NursingCAS system by AACN. A completed application must include the required materials listed below. Forms such as the checklist and recommendation form can be accessed online, through NursingCAS.
Submit hard copy materials directly to the Senior Advisor (mailing address listed):If you choose not to select NursingCAS to submit your materials, you may send your materials directly to the College of Nursing Student Affairs/Senior Advisor. This option will be available only for Spring 2015 applicants. After the Spring 2015 admission cycle all applicants will be required to submit application materials through NursingCAS.
Required materials for the College of Nursing
For application questions and inquiries please contact Jennifer Daood, Student Affairs Graduate Advisor.
College of Nursing
Cunningham Hall 135
PO BOX 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201