Bachelor of Science in Nursing



Sometimes it's hard to know what to ask when searching for the right program for you. This web page was designed by nursing faculty at Viterbo University to help you make an informed decision when choosing the best college. Ask these questions at other schools and see how their answers compare to Viterbo. The School of Nursing will prepare you for a position of leadership and service as a professional nurse in a dynamic health care environment.

Q. What is the faculty/student ratio on the clinical sites during the various rotations?
A. One faculty member per 6-8 students

Q. When do clinical rotations begin?
A. Second semester sophomore year

Q. How many hours per week are spent on clinical and lab settings?
A. Sophomore - 8 hours per week; Junior - 11 hours per week; Senior - 9 hours per week first three rotations, 17 hours per week for the last rotation, senior year

Q. What are the clinical rotations that each student will experience? 
A. Sophomore - long-term care facilities; Junior - medical/surgical, maternity, pediatrics; Senior - advanced medical/surgical, psychiatric/mental health, public health, and an intensive clinical course supervised most often by preceptors

Q. How many hours per week are spent in the classroom? 
A. On average, students spend 4-8 hours/week in the classroom learning about nursing practice.

Special Features

  • Up to date, fully equipped skills labs and Clinical Simulation Learning Center (CSLC) facilities
  • Study abroad programs available, providing valuable nursing experience in other cultural settings
  • Viterbo Student Nurses Association, a very active and dynamic chapter of the Wisconsin Student Nurses' Association
  • Pi Phi the local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Other Facts About Us

  • Viterbo nurses are consistently perform above the national average on the NCLEX, with over 90% passing the NCLEX the first time
  • Job placement rate averages 100%
  • Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides study skills, test-taking skills, individual and group tutoring, writing and reading specialists
  • Nursing faculty advisors
  • Full-time nursing faculty hold a minimum degree of Masters Degree
  • Many faculty maintain a clinical practice