Nursing Program Curriculum
The mission of the nursing program is to provide a superior educational opportunity, grounded in the liberal arts. The program develops generalist nurses for professional practice in diverse settings. The program prepares students to function in three broad areas – nurses as:
- Providers of direct and indirect care to individuals, groups and communities
- Designers, managers and coordinators of care
- Members of a profession
Special Features of the Nursing Program
- Direct admission as a first-year student
- Guaranteed space in upper division clinical courses, provided satisfactory academic progression
- A computer-based testing program prepares students for the NCLEX Licensure exam
- Excellent clinical student to faculty ratio of 8:1
- Students practice in a state-of-the-art nursing laboratory with simulation technology
- Carroll University's nursing program is affiliated with Aurora Healthcare, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin, ProHealth and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.
- Students participate in five semesters of clinical practice in urban and suburban settings, in fast-paced teaching centers and community-based facilities.
- Students work with clients across the lifespan, from various ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and in various states of wellness.
- In 2014 the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects employment of registered nurses to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022.
- 100 percent of graduates who wish to work obtain nursing career placements in many diverse areas.
Admission Entry Options:
Carroll University's Nursing Program provides you with the opportunity to enter the program in one of two ways:
Individuals matriculate directly from high school to the nursing major with successful completion of:
- High school algebra at least through Algebra II, biology, chemistry (C or better)
- An ACT of 21 or higher
- A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- English as Second Language applicants are required to take the TOEFL and achieve a score of 79, unless satisfactory SAT/ACT scores are available.
Students who enroll at Carroll, having not been admitted to the program through direct admission, may apply upon satisfaction of these criteria:
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in college coursework
- Earn a professional GPA of 2.75 or higher in college coursework, including completion of BIO130 and CHE101 (BC or higher)
- A minimum course grade of BC is required in all coursework used to calculate the professional GPA (BIO130, 140, 212, CHE101, 102, 208, HSC300 and nursing electives).
- Admission and progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing and/or certification needs.
Health Science Bound Initiative
At Carroll University, students interested in a career in health care receive an advantage - our Health Sciences Bound Initiative. Gain access to a team of experienced health sciences academic advisors, activities and experiences that advance your learning in the classroom and in some cases, early admission into select graduate programs. Learn more >>