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LPN to RN Programs in Wisconsin

LPN to RN programs in Wisconsin typically are reserved for Wisconsin nurses.  When space is available (which isn't often) non-residents are able to apply.  Most schools require their LPN students to take and pass a transitions course in order to fully enroll in the RN program.

 

Wisconsin RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

Students are encouraged to turn in their applications six weeks prior to graduation. When the application is entered it will be given an identification number and the applicant will be notified with weekly email updates. There is a licensing fee of $90 and candidates will be able obtain a temporary permit for an additional $10. The temporary permit is good for 90 days and allows candidates to work as a graduate nurse. Graduates are advised to register for the NCLEX exam and paying the $200 fee prior to submitting the application to the board. When and only when the candidate has received the authorization to test (ATT), can he/she schedule the NCLEX exam. It is worth noting that the candidate must pass the exam during the 90-day temporary permit period. Failure to pass the NCLEX will submit a short retake application and pay an additional $15 fee. Candidates should also be advised that there is a 45-day waiting period before the NCLEX can be reattempted.

RN License by Endorsement

Registered nurses who obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states may obtain licensure in Wisconsin by endorsement. Candidates must submit verification of licensure from every state where licensure was held and a copy of a current license. Candidates who obtained licensure in a Canadian province may also be endorsed in Wisconsin if they passed the appropriate exam. Registered nurses who have not practiced in the previous five years will be required to complete a refresher course.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who completed a nursing program in a country outside of the United States will need to complete the CGFNS certification process before Wisconsin licensure can be obtained. This does not apply to Canadian students who did their education in English.

Total Schools: 23

Ranked Schools: 19

Ranked: 1 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 51100.00%

College of Menominee Nation

N172 State Highway 47&55, Keshena, WI - 54135-1179 (715) 799-5600

College of Menominee Nation is located in Keshena, Wisconsin.  They offer an ADN program.  Their program allows the student to become an RN within 4-6 semesters, or 2-3 semesters if the student has prior work experience as an LPN.  They have two campuses – one in Keshena, which is on the Menominee Indian reservation, and another in Green Bay.  Students do not have to be American Indians to enroll, although over 80% are descendants of American Indian tribes.

Campus: Keshena, WI
Net Price: $5,252.00
Enrollment: 661
Transfer Out Rate: 21.40%
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-30.04%
Graduation Rate: 10.70%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.85197.00%

Milwaukee Area Technical College

700 W State St, Milwaukee, WI - 53233-1443 (414) 297-6370

Milwaukee Area Technical College is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  They offer an RN program and an LPN-RN Educational Progression program.  Students opting to apply to the LPN-RN program should know that at least one year of LPN experience is required.  The program begins in August and January each year.

Campus: Milwaukee, WI
Net Price: $9,071.00
Enrollment: 17,961
Transfer Out Rate: 19.90%
Loan Default Rate: $19.70
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $12.92%
Graduation Rate: 13.00%
Median Borrowing: 7,725.00%
Median Payment: 80.66%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.8196.00%

Moraine Park Technical College

235 N National Avenue, Fond Du Lac, WI - 54936-1940 (920) 929-2483

Moraine Park Technical College is located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  Their nursing program is an “associate degree with a practical nursing exit point.”  The first two semesters prepare the student for a career as a practical nurse; at that point, the student may choose to exit the program and begin their career.  They can also continue for further education and earn their associate’s degree.

Campus: Fond Du Lac, WI
Net Price: $9,617.00
Enrollment: 6,613
Loan Default Rate: $13.30
Programs: Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin, Registered Nursing, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $8.43%
Graduation Rate: 35.00%
Median Borrowing: 7,000.00%
Median Payment: 73.09%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.8196.00%

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI - 54912-2277 (920) 735-5600

Fox Valley Technical College is located in Appleton, Wisconsin.  FVTC offers a variety of options for its students; they offer an ADN degree but they also offer a pathway for LPNs and paramedics that allows them entrance into the program.  They also offer refresher courses for LPNs and RNs who are out of practice and need to review their skills before returning to the workforce.

Campus: Appleton, WI
Net Price: $6,969.00
Enrollment: 10,511
Loan Default Rate: $15.90
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $25.75%
Graduation Rate: 37.70%
Median Borrowing: 6,250.00%
Median Payment: 65.26%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.65193.00%

Blackhawk Technical College

6004 County Road G, Janesville, WI - 53547-5009 (608) 758-6900

Blackhawk Technical College is located in Janesville, Wisconsin.  They offer an ADN degree.  They also offer an LPN progression program, which allows the LPN to advance their degree.  The LPN must take a bridge course prior to enrollment, but then is able to join the other students in the third semester of the program.

Campus: Janesville, WI
Net Price: $9,193.00
Enrollment: 2,637
Loan Default Rate: $19.90
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $47.04%
Graduation Rate: 33.70%
Median Borrowing: 7,348.00%
Median Payment: 76.72%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6192.00%

Nicolet Area Technical College

Hwy G South, Rhinelander, WI - 54501-0518 (715) 365-4410

Nicolet Area Technical College is located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  They offer an ADN program and an LPN to RN bridge option.  Nicolet Area Technical College originated in 1967, with its first classes being offered in January of 1968.

Campus: Rhinelander, WI
Net Price: $6,487.00
Enrollment: 1,271
Transfer Out Rate: 16.00%
Loan Default Rate: $18.80
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-12.57%
Graduation Rate: 29.40%
Median Borrowing: 5,499.00%
Median Payment: 57.42%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5190.00%

Waukesha County Technical College

800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI - 53072-4601 (262) 691-5566

Waukesha County Technical College is located in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.  They offer an ADN program and an LPN to RN progression option.  Their progression option is reserved for Wisconsin LPNs – students most hold an LPN nursing license in order to enroll.  The LPN also must pass LPN Progression Transition Success Strategies course prior to entering the program.

Campus: Pewaukee, WI
Net Price: $9,122.00
Enrollment: 8,799
Transfer Out Rate: 12.90%
Loan Default Rate: $15.70
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $15.66%
Graduation Rate: 28.30%
Median Borrowing: 9,500.00%
Median Payment: 99.19%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4188.00%

Mid-State Technical College

500 32nd St N, Wisconsin Rapids, WI - 54494 (715) 422-5301
Campus: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Net Price: $8,614.00
Enrollment: 2,905
Loan Default Rate: $18.50
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $23.75%
Graduation Rate: 25.40%
Median Borrowing: 7,000.00%
Median Payment: 73.09%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.35187.00%

Madison Area Technical College

1701 Wright St, Madison, WI - 53704-2599 (608) 246-6100
Campus: Madison, WI
Net Price: $12,576.00
Enrollment: 15,340
Transfer Out Rate: 15.30%
Loan Default Rate: $16.10
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $12.61%
Graduation Rate: 21.40%
Median Borrowing: 9,500.00%
Median Payment: 99.19%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3186.00%

Northcentral Technical College

1000 Campus Dr, Wausau, WI - 54401-1899 (715) 675-3331
Campus: Wausau, WI
Net Price: $9,188.00
Enrollment: 4,384
Transfer Out Rate: 14.50%
Loan Default Rate: $14.00
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $22.69%
Graduation Rate: 35.90%
Median Borrowing: 6,890.00%
Median Payment: 71.94%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3186.00%

Western Technical College

400 Seventh St. North, La Crosse, WI - 54601 (608) 785-9200
Campus: La Crosse, WI
Net Price: $8,802.00
Enrollment: 4,572
Transfer Out Rate: 18.20%
Loan Default Rate: $12.50
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $20.44%
Graduation Rate: 32.60%
Median Borrowing: 9,500.00%
Median Payment: 99.19%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 12 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.25185.00%

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

2740 W Mason St, Green Bay, WI - 54307-9042 (920) 498-5400
Campus: Green Bay, WI
Net Price: $8,892.00
Enrollment: 10,441
Loan Default Rate: $18.40
Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $14.82%
Graduation Rate: 44.10%
Median Borrowing: 8,750.00%
Median Payment: 91.36%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.15183.00%

Gateway Technical College

3520 30th Ave, Kenosha, WI - 53144-1690 (262) 564-2200
Campus: Kenosha, WI
Net Price: $7,637.00
Enrollment: 8,268
Loan Default Rate: $23.90
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $7.94%
Graduation Rate: 23.50%
Median Borrowing: 7,480.00%
Median Payment: 78.10%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.15183.00%

Chippewa Valley Technical College

620 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI - 54701-6162 (715) 833-6200
Campus: Eau Claire, WI
Net Price: $8,555.00
Enrollment: 5,617
Transfer Out Rate: 13.20%
Loan Default Rate: $14.30
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $10.85%
Graduation Rate: 30.50%
Median Borrowing: 10,252.00%
Median Payment: 107.04%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1182.00%

Cardinal Stritch University

6801 N Yates Rd, Milwaukee, WI - 53217-3985 (414) 410-4000
Campus: Milwaukee, WI
Net Price: $20,018.00
Enrollment: 2,693
Loan Default Rate: $6.60
Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-9.02%
Graduation Rate: 54.70%
Median Borrowing: 24,750.00%
Median Payment: 258.42%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1182.00%

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI - 53809-9778 (608) 822-3262
Campus: Fennimore, WI
Net Price: $7,590.00
Enrollment: 4,144
Loan Default Rate: $13.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $10.72%
Graduation Rate: 55.80%
Median Borrowing: 6,516.00%
Median Payment: 68.03%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 17 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.95179.00%

Lakeshore Technical College

1290 North Avenue, Cleveland, WI - 53015-1414 (920) 693-1000
Campus: Cleveland, WI
Net Price: $7,261.00
Enrollment: 2,930
Loan Default Rate: $11.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-1.02%
Graduation Rate: 39.10%
Median Borrowing: 7,135.00%
Median Payment: 74.50%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 18 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.9178.00%

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI - 54871-8727 (715) 468-2815
Campus: Shell Lake, WI
Net Price: $8,567.00
Enrollment: 3,418
Loan Default Rate: $16.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $13.10%
Graduation Rate: 50.30%
Median Borrowing: 7,000.00%
Median Payment: 73.09%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 19 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.85177.00%

Herzing University-Madison

5218 E. Terrace Dr., Madison, WI - 53718 (800) 582-1227
Campus: Madison, WI
Net Price: $19,199.00
Enrollment: 2,452
Loan Default Rate: $16.90
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $21.40%
Graduation Rate: 35.70%
Median Borrowing: 14,471.00%
Median Payment: 151.09%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Wisconsin

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College N/A Hayward, WI
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N/A Rasmussen College-Wisconsin N/A Green Bay, WI
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N/A Bryant & Stratton College-Wauwatosa N/A Wauwatosa, WI
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N/A Bryant & Stratton College-Bayshore N/A Glendale, WI
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LPN to BSN Programs in Wisconsin

There are many nursing in schools to choose from in Wisconsin that offer an RN to BSN program. Courses in a typical BSN curriculum are designed to build on current knowledge. Classes help to prepare seasoned nurses deliver better care in the 21st century market. They provide information on topics such as health informational technology and medical technology. Nurses will also develop leadership skills that can empower them the ability to provide goals and objectives for management, policy development, and professionalism.

 

Wisconsin RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

Students are encouraged to turn in their applications six weeks prior to graduation. When the application is entered it will be given an identification number and the applicant will be notified with weekly email updates. There is a licensing fee of $90 and candidates will be able obtain a temporary permit for an additional $10. The temporary permit is good for 90 days and allows candidates to work as a graduate nurse. Graduates are advised to register for the NCLEX exam and paying the $200 fee prior to submitting the application to the board. When and only when the candidate has received the authorization to test (ATT), can he/she schedule the NCLEX exam. It is worth noting that the candidate must pass the exam during the 90-day temporary permit period. Failure to pass the NCLEX will submit a short retake application and pay an additional $15 fee. Candidates should also be advised that there is a 45-day waiting period before the NCLEX can be reattempted.

RN License by Endorsement

Registered nurses who obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states may obtain licensure in Wisconsin by endorsement. Candidates must submit verification of licensure from every state where licensure was held and a copy of a current license. Candidates who obtained licensure in a Canadian province may also be endorsed in Wisconsin if they passed the appropriate exam. Registered nurses who have not practiced in the previous five years will be required to complete a refresher course.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who completed a nursing program in a country outside of the United States will need to complete the CGFNS certification process before Wisconsin licensure can be obtained. This does not apply to Canadian students who did their education in English.

Total Schools: 22

Ranked Schools: 0


Continued List of RN Programs in Wisconsin

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Alverno College N/A Milwaukee, WI CCNE, NCATE
N/A Bellin College N/A Green Bay, WI CCNE, NCATE
N/A Cardinal Stritch University N/A Milwaukee, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN
N/A Carroll University N/A Waukesha, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA
N/A Columbia College of Nursing N/A Glendale, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA
N/A Concordia University-Wisconsin N/A Mequon, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA
N/A Edgewood College N/A Madison, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA
N/A Marian University N/A Fond Du Lac, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT
N/A Marquette University N/A Milwaukee, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST
N/A Milwaukee School of Engineering N/A Milwaukee, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST
N/A Silver Lake College of the Holy Family N/A Manitowoc, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST
N/A Viterbo University N/A La Crosse, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST, ACEND
N/A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire N/A Eau Claire, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST, ACEND
N/A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay N/A Green Bay, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST, ACEND
N/A Wisconsin Lutheran College N/A Milwaukee, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST, ACEND
N/A University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh N/A Oshkosh, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST, ACEND
N/A University of Wisconsin-Madison N/A Madison, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST, ACEND, AVMA, CEPH, LCME, NASAD
N/A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee N/A Milwaukee, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST, ACEND, AVMA, CEPH, LCME, NASAD, CELPA, NASD
N/A Beloit College N/A Beloit, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST, ACEND, AVMA, CEPH, LCME, NASAD, CELPA, NASD
N/A Maranatha Baptist University N/A Watertown, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST, ACEND, AVMA, CEPH, LCME, NASAD, CELPA, NASD
N/A Herzing University-Kenosha N/A Kenosha, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST, ACEND, AVMA, CEPH, LCME, NASAD, CELPA, NASD
N/A Herzing University-Brookfield N/A Brookfield, WI CCNE, NCATE, ACEN, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, AOTA, JRCERT, ACME, ABA, ADA, APA, ASHA, NAST, ACEND, AVMA, CEPH, LCME, NASAD, CELPA, NASD

Wisconsin RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

Students are encouraged to turn in their applications six weeks prior to graduation. When the application is entered it will be given an identification number and the applicant will be notified with weekly email updates. There is a licensing fee of $90 and candidates will be able obtain a temporary permit for an additional $10. The temporary permit is good for 90 days and allows candidates to work as a graduate nurse. Graduates are advised to register for the NCLEX exam and paying the $200 fee prior to submitting the application to the board. When and only when the candidate has received the authorization to test (ATT), can he/she schedule the NCLEX exam. It is worth noting that the candidate must pass the exam during the 90-day temporary permit period. Failure to pass the NCLEX will submit a short retake application and pay an additional $15 fee. Candidates should also be advised that there is a 45-day waiting period before the NCLEX can be reattempted.

RN License by Endorsement

Registered nurses who obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states may obtain licensure in Wisconsin by endorsement. Candidates must submit verification of licensure from every state where licensure was held and a copy of a current license. Candidates who obtained licensure in a Canadian province may also be endorsed in Wisconsin if they passed the appropriate exam. Registered nurses who have not practiced in the previous five years will be required to complete a refresher course.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who completed a nursing program in a country outside of the United States will need to complete the CGFNS certification process before Wisconsin licensure can be obtained. This does not apply to Canadian students who did their education in English.

Wisconsin LPN Jobs by City

Wisconsin RN Job Outlook

Baccalaureate-prepared nurses have a wide array of opportunities available to them. Rural communities and health care facilities fill the health care system in Wisconsin with a large population of elderly citizens. It has been reported that nurse leaders are needed to service and organize homebound patients in the rural populations that fill Wisconsin. Nurses who graduate from RN to BSN programs are able to obtain certification in specialties that also require advanced education.

Wisconsin Registered Nursing Salaries

While Milwaukee has the most registered areas employed than any other metropolitan area in Wisconsin, it is Madison that has the highest hourly mean wage and annual median wage.
Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual median wage
Appleton, WI 1,900 $29.49 $60,500
Eau Claire, WI 2,230 $31.97 $64,340
Green Bay, WI 3,190 $28.57 $58,580
Janesville, WI 1,380 $31.10 $63,240
La Crosse, WI-MN 3,550 $26.32 $53,900
Madison, WI 7,210 $35.93 $73,190
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 18,940 $32.48 $66,970
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 1,580 $30.17 $62,780
Racine, WI 1,560 $31.56 $65,300
Sheboygan, WI 720 $30.29 $61,130
Wausau, WI 1,350 $30.35 $61,190
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 2,410 $29.86 $61,440
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 3,530 $31.61 $64,590
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 2,290 $29.90 $62,530
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,270 $29.59 $59,660
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,140 $29.20 $59,410
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data