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Nursing Program at Carroll University

Nursing practice is built on nursing knowledge, theory, and research; as well as deriving knowledge from other fields and disciplines. The Nursing Program builds on the university mission of providing a superior educational opportunity to our students, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, focused on career preparation, and lifelong learning.

Mission of the Nursing Program

The Carroll University Nursing Program prepares students, in diverse settings, for professional nursing practice and other global pursuits.


Carroll's four-year baccalaureate program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The CCNE is a nationally recognized accrediting agency devoted exclusively to the evaluation of baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing education. Carroll's nursing program received its accreditation December 2010 through December 2020 with no deficiencies.

Carroll University provides students with a rigorous curriculum, as well as academic support from course faculty, faculty advisors, peer mentors, and Library Learning Commons tutors. One measure of the success of Carroll's nursing program is reflected in the pass rate on the NCLEX RN licensure exam. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX Program Reports for the period of April 2011-March 2012 ranks the Carroll University Nursing Program #1 of 35 programs, including ADN and BSN programs in Wisconsin. Additionally, we are ranked #1 of 1871 programs in the U.S. The rankings are based on the percentage of Carroll graduates passing the NCLEX RN examination compared to other programs with at least 10 graduates who took the NCLEX RN exam during the same reporting period. All nursing programs with the same percentage of graduates passing the NCLEX RN exam will have the same rank. In the past 8 quarters, 2 years, 99% of Carroll Nursing students passed the NCLEX RN licensure exam.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Carroll University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791. The baccalaureate program is approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing.

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