Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing at Viterbo

Nursing is a stimulating and rewarding career that combines scientific knowledge and the art of caring and compassion. A degree in nursing gives you the opportunity to explore multiple career paths that promote health and wellness, support families in crisis, and advocate for the well-being of humankind.

With deep roots in the Franciscan tradition of health care service, Viterbo University sets high standards for students and graduate highly competent nurses. Nursing students learn in a state-of-the-art facility with Clinical Simulation Learning labs to enhance their critical thinking skills. Viterbo nurses learn to integrate health promotion, disease prevention, and safety principles for individuals and populations.

With a nursing degree from Viterbo University, graduates will have the skills employers are looking for to provide the best care for patients in an increasingly complex health care environment.

Apply or plan a visit today to get started on your education and career in nursing.

Program Highlights

  • 100% placement rate
  • Viterbo nurses have a 96% first time NCLEX pass rate; the national average is 83%
  • Clinical experiences in a variety of settings
  • Elective study abroad options in areas including Belize, Alaska, and others
  • Summer research fellow program offers students an opportunity to work with faculty to conduct research and then publish and/or present their work
  • Senior Pinning Ceremony—a culmination of the nursing program and dedication to the profession of nursing
  • Ability to complete program in four years
  • An active and dynamic chapter of the Wisconsin Student Nurses Association
  • A chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Pi Phi)


Featured Alumni

“Viterbo prepared me through a vigorous nursing program, with amazing professors, and fantastic clinical experiences.”

T. Everett Chambers, RN '14
Neurology Surgical Unit
Mayo Clinic Health System, Rochester, Minn

Career Examples

  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • College of nursing dean
  • Hospital/clinic nurse
  • Military nurse
  • Missionary nurse
  • Public health nurse
  • Traveling nurse

Graduate Schools/Employers of Alumni

  • Bethany Lutheran Homes
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Gundersen Health System
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans Administration facilities