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BSN Completion

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Technical College Pathways Program

Are you currently enrolled in a nursing program at one of the Wisconsin Technical Colleges and you would like to take the general education and nursing support classes that are part of a Bachelor of Science Degree at Viterbo University? Now you can do that by applying to the Professional Pathways Program. 

Professional Pathways allows opportunities for Wisconsin Technical College students to complete general education courses, which may allow a seamless pathway into the BSN Completion program at Viterbo University.

There are two pathway options for associate degree students. The Pathways program includes:

  • Professional Nursing Bridge– for students in the second semester of nursing core courses
  • Professional Steps– for students waiting to start the nursing core courses at one of the technical colleges

To apply: (There are two steps in the application process.)

  1. Apply for admission online.  (Select the Nursing Pathways option.)
  2. Apply for the Professional Pathways online  (click on link). Once the form is completed, print and have it signed by the technical school's nursing program Associate Dean.
    Submit the completed form to:
             Viterbo University
             Center for Adult Learning
             900 Viterbo Drive
             La Crosse, WI 54601 or email to Adult Learning.

    You will work with a Center for Adult Learning Admission Counselor to assist in the application process and a advisor to help you select courses. 

Each course listed below meets once a week or online. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to remain in the selected pathway. Upon graduation from your Associate Degree Nursing program you will submit a BSN-Completion application form.

Students can select no more than two courses per semester:

  • English 307 – Argumentative Writing, 3 credits (full semester)
  • Math 130 – Introduction to Statistics, 3 credits (full semester)
  • Fine Arts, 3 credits
  • History – upper division, 3 credits
  • Philosophy – upper division, 3 credits
  • Religious Studies - upper division, 3 credits
  • English Literature – upper division, 3 credits 

Note: For both pathways listed above, neither school can verify attendance (or attendance status) for financial aid, loan deferment, insurance, or other needs, based on combined institutional attendance, i.e. neither institution can verify full-time student status by combining registered credits from both schools.

For more information contact:
The Center for Adult Learning
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI, 54601