Nicolet College partners with UW-Stevens Point to advance nursing education
A new partnership has formed in effort to fill a state-wide nursing shortage. Northwoods students looking to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing now have a new more streamlined option thanks to the arrangement between Nicolet College and the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.
Under the 1+2+1 plan, students complete the first year of classes through UW-Stevens Point. Students then complete the two-year Nursing associate’s degree at Nicolet and finish their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing with a final year of UW-Stevens Point classes online or face-to-face at the Wausau Campus.
The new partnership offers many benefits, said Nicolet College Dean of Health Occupations Candy Dailey.
“Students get a streamlined pathway to a rewarding career in nursing, area healthcare facilities get the skilled workforce that is in such high demand, and we as members of the general public ultimately benefit by receiving highly-skilled care when we need it,” Dailey said.
Along with Nicolet, the UW-Stevens Point partnership also includes nursing programs at Northcentral Technical College and Mid-State Technical College.
The combined effort of the four campuses is, in part, in response to the statewide shortage of trained nurses, which is particularly acute in rural areas, Dailey noted.
For more information visit nicoletcollege.edu, call 715-365-4493, or 800-544-3039.