Nursing and Health Care | Major
For students who have completed their pre-nursing courses from any accredited institution of higher education, Alverno’s Nursing 2+2 program allows them to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 2 years. Through the integration of theory and practice, students develop expertise in management of care, leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and evidence-based practice.
Classes begin each August and January. Students transfer in 60 liberal arts and science credits from their prior institution and then complete 60 nursing credits in the program. Building on a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, students integrate the latest nursing theory with challenging clinical experiences. Concepts learned in each course carry through to subsequent courses so that learning throughout the program is developmental and relatable.
Nursing program learning outcomes
An Alverno College nurse:
- Applies leadership concepts and skills grounded in professional standards to support innovation and adaptation in evolving healthcare systems.
- Integrates theories and evidence-based practice using multiple ways of thinking to promote, restore, and maintain optimum health of diverse individuals, families, communities, systems, and global populations.
- Integrates a global perspective with an understanding of self and others within the shared environment to promote health and well-being.
- Promotes a culture of quality, safety, and inclusiveness through mindful practice of continuous quality improvement.
- Communicates and collaborates effectively and professionally using a variety of modes.
The student has successfully integrated and demonstrated the skills and abilities necessary for the professional practice of nursing at the baccalaureate level.
On July 1, 2020, Alverno College acquired the Columbia College of Nursing, advancing a shared mission to educate highly skilled health care professionals and to expand access to high-quality health care in southeastern Wisconsin. Our 2+2 BSN program was adopted in connection with this acquisition. Learn more about the History of the Columbia College of Nursing.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, post-graduate Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Alverno College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.