Nursing Program Name Change
As of January 1, 2017, UW-Green Bay’s Professional Program in Nursing has updated its name to Nursing and Health Studies. “In the past, ‘Professional Program in Nursing’ accurately captured the department offerings. However, this name no longer reflects the current available programs and further suggests that there is only one program,” explains Christine Vandenhouten, Chairperson, Nursing and Health Studies. The department began in 1981 offering a campus based Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program for associate degree Registered Nurses (RN). It expanded over the years and currently delivers BSN education via three RN to BSN completion tracks: campus BSN, BSN@HOME (an online UW collaborative program for Wisconsin students), and BSN-LINC online for students outside of Wisconsin. Starting this last semester, a new four-year BSN program, NURSE 1-2-1 combines the resources of NWTC and UW-Green Bay. The department added a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with an emphasis in Leadership and Management in Health Systems three years ago. In addition to the nursing programs, the department is part of collaborative programs in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT) and Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management (MSHWM).