Nursing at Lakeland University

Earn a Nursing Degree at Lakeland University

Lakeland University is proud to offer our BSN through a unique partnership with Moraine Park Technical College.

The program’s home base is on Lakeland’s main campus, in Plymouth, Wis. Hands-on classroom instruction, laboratory practice and clinical nursing experiences are offered at Moraine Park Technical College, conveniently located just a short shuttle ride away. Students will gain real-world skills through clinical rotations at top healthcare agencies in the area, preparing you for success in your nursing career.

What sets Lakeland apart? Our innovative Cooperative Education program lets you explore up to 12 nursing specialties — while getting paid! Plus, many clinical sites offer tuition assistance to reduce your education costs.

Rotate between nursing specialties

Cooperative Education

Workforce Shortage

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Nursing at Lakeland University

Earn Your Nursing Credentials

The Wisconsin Hospital Association's 20th annual workforce report highlights a critical issue: the growth of Wisconsin's nursing workforce is not keeping pace with the increasing demand.

This exciting partnership between Lakeland University and Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC) is helping to solve this problem.

Using Lakeland University's innovative Cooperative Education program, students will explore various types of nursing jobs that they can pursue after graduating — while getting paid. And, thanks to our partnership with Moraine Park Technical College, students will learn the necessary nursing skills in dedicated labs, taught by expert faculty.

Students can take the licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX – RN) the term they complete the bachelor's degree in nursing.

Why Lakeland?

  • Minimum 480 hours paid on-the-job experience.
  • Earn four credentials while studying at two outstanding institutions with experienced faculty.
  • To gain experience, over the course of the degree, you will rotate through:
    • intensive care unit
    • birthing center
    • emergency department
    • operating room
    • ...and more!
  • Competitive tuition. Financial aid and payment plans are readily available, which may also include deferred payments with tuition reimbursement.
  • Personalized admission and academic advising services.

First Time Freshman

  • Step 1: Complete an application online.
  • Step 2: Submit official high school transcripts directly to Lakeland University.

Transfer Students

  • Step 1: Complete an application online.
  • Step 2: Request official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended to be sent directly to Lakeland University.
    • Students who have NOT completed 12 transferrable credits MUST submit official high school transcripts.

RN to BSN Completion Program

If you are already a licensed registered nurse who has an associate degree in nursing, please visit our RN to BSN completion program page for more information.

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You already passed your first test, you are interested in applying to Lakeland and learning more about your opportunities to success!

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Admission Requirements

Once your application is received, your Lakeland University admissions counselor will be in touch.

  • Lakeland University accepts a high school diploma with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or the equivalent of a high school diploma.
  • Lakeland University accepts transfer students who have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and are in good standing at other accredited institutions of higher learning.
  • We review each application on an individual basis.

*Exceptions to the above admission criteria may be granted for students with a cumulative GPA range from 1.75 to 1.99 if the academic experience that resulted in the less than 2.0 GPA was more than two years ago. Furthermore, typically students with a cumulative GPA range from 1.50 to 1.75 will only be considered if the poor academic performance experience that resulted in the less than 2.0 GPA was more than five years ago. Students receiving an exception will be admitted conditionally.

Meet Our Nursing Faculty

Academic Affairs |
Main Campus (Traditional) |
Andrew Karls, Ph.D.

Andrew Karls, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology, Director LURE program

Academic Affairs |
Main Campus (Traditional) |

Gregory Smith, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology, Chair of Natural Sciences

Academic Affairs |
Main Campus (Traditional) |
Jered McGivern, Ph.D.

Jered McGivern, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry; Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies

Academic Affairs |
Kerry Hamm, Ph.D.

Kerry Hamm, Ph.D.

Director of the Nursing Program & Instructor of Nursing

Interested in this unique partnership between Lakeland University and Moraine Park Technical College? Contact us to learn more.

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