Care. Serve. Lead.

An Alverno nurse stands apart. Our graduates not only step up to the front lines of a pandemic, but they also deliver vital preventative care and help patients recover from illness and injury. The Alverno nursing program — one of the oldest and largest in Wisconsin — will prepare you to make an impact on the health and wellness of individuals and communities.

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In the classroom

Nursing majors take courses in biology, chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, life span development, abnormal psychology and more. As you advance in the program, you’ll take more specialized nursing courses, learning how to care for aging adults, women, children, complex patients and communities. You’ll also study nursing science and nursing leadership and policy.

You’ll thrive in small class sizes led by caring faculty who will give you insightful feedback on your strengths and how you can improve. You’ll build your skills and confidence by practicing in state-of-the-art learning and simulation centers that mimic real-life health care environments. The curriculum is even designed so you can choose a pace that best matches your needs. And you’ll graduate ready for the working world: Alverno nursing students consistently surpass the national average pass rate on the NCLEX (nursing licensure exam).

Beyond the classroom

Real-world experience is key, and at Alverno, you’re guaranteed to get it — with no wait list to get into clinicals. You’ll benefit from Alverno’s strategic alliance with Ascension Wisconsin, a Catholic network of 24 hospitals and 100-plus clinics statewide, plus our strong partnerships with other local hospitals, clinics, home health care organizations, long-term care and mental health facilities and more. As you advance in your studies, you’ll take on more responsibility, demonstrate your skills and begin your transition from student to practitioner.

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Alverno is not your traditional college, and that’s what makes it so unique and special. There’s an emphasis on personal growth, professional development and becoming that strong woman we all know we can be.

Nursing + The Alverno Difference

At Alverno, we’ve trained nurses since 1932 and are well-known for creating highly-skilled nursing leaders. Our program’s long history and size will instantly connect you to a powerful career network.

Instead of letter grades, we focus on your personal development and real-world skills — equipping you with the self-assessment, problem-solving and collaboration skills you need to succeed as an exceptional caregiver, trusted colleague and workplace leader. Our learning approach is centered around the 8 Abilities, which will set you apart from the crowd.

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Other Health Care Opportunities

2 + 2 Nursing Program

Kinesiology – Pre-Physical Therapy

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pre-Health Programs

Public Health