B.S. in Nursing – Traditional Track

  • Overview
  • Program Details

img-nu-photos1-2013At MSOE’s School of Nursing (SON) students learn how to provide care with confidence starting day one—students enjoy direct admission to the nursing program and guaranteed placement in the clinical sequence.

Since 1995, the MSOE SON has been educating students who have the caring attitude and skills that make excellent nurses. The MSOE curriculum integrates a strong technology base that makes you a better caregiver. You’ll be comfortable with the technology you’ll use daily on the job, because you’ve used it for four years at MSOE. The technology used in the classroom and laboratories, such as responsive mannequins, also helps to prepare you for working with patients.

More about the School of Nursing

The Ruehlow Nursing Complex at MSOE is home to the School of Nursing. The $3 million, 25,000 square-foot complex features nursing classrooms, simulation labs, a simulation hospital and faculty offices.

Learn more about the Ruehlow Nursing Complex

The results

The placement rate for MSOE nursing graduates was 100% in 2015-16, and graduates enjoyed an average starting salary of $53,123. MSOE nursing graduates are prepared to tackle some of the most challenging but rewarding positions out there—emergency, pediatrics and end-of-life.

The field

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. They work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, home health care services and the military.

In order to obtain licensure as a registered nurse in the United States, it is necessary to pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Most graduate nurses take this exam within a few months following graduation. The MSOE-SON strives to assure students’ ability to deliver safe and effective nursing care and achieve success on the NCLEX licensure exam.

You may want to consider NU if you …

  • Enjoy helping others and want to improve peoples’ lives
  • Are able to work well in a team environment
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Are able to prioritize and complete multiple, time-constrained requirements effectively

Department Events

  • Nursing Pinning Ceremony
  • Nursing Honor Society Induction
  • Professional Practice Project Presentations

Curriculum Year by Year

Freshman Year

Get a head start on your nursing classes as early as freshman year. Remember, you are admitted directly into the nursing program at MSOE. Courses in science, mathematics and the humanities give you a broad base from which to build the nursing curriculum.

Junior Year

Learn about more specialized areas of nursing your junior year, including care of clients with both episodic and chronic health challenges.

Sophomore Year

Learn more about the human body your sophomore year through courses like pathophysiology, pharmacology, developmental psychology, nutrition and more. Start your clinicals this year!

Senior Year

Put your classroom knowledge to work during the completion of your clinical elective senior year. You’ll work with a preceptor (nurse mentor) and select a clinical area in conjunction with SON faculty.


CCNE Accreditation Seal
The baccalaureate program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 887-6791 and has full approval of the Wisconsin Board of Regulation and Licensing, 1400 E. Washington, Madison, WI, 53703. Read more here.

Program Director

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Dr. Jane B. Paige
Associate Professor

Student Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is expected to:

  • Provide safe, effective compassionate nursing care based on clinical standards that take in to account the holistic needs of the client while progressing towards independent practice.
  • Use independent decision making to communicate critical thinking and reflective practice when applying the nursing process to individualize care for the client with complex needs.
  • Incorporate effective communication and health education skills with clients and other members of the healthcare team to improve coordination of care and to minimize risk and error.
  • Maintain a professional role; recognize client as full partner when providing compassionate care; engage in lifelong learning and initiate change responsive to the needs of society.
  • Use health information technology to monitor and analyze outcomes; employ, select and evaluate biomedical technologies to ensure the quality and safety of nursing care progressing towards independent practice.
  • Provide leadership that values the ideas and contributions of others when coordinating care and collaborating with members of health care team to improve health care outcomes.
  • Demonstrate commitment to improve practice by retrieving and synthesizing evidence from diverse sources of professional literature that support decisions to ensure the quality and safety of nursing care.

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