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.

MSOE recently completed construction on the new, $3 million, 25,000 square-foot Ruehlow Nursing Complex, which is the new home for the nursing classrooms, labs and faculty offices. The new space is nearly quadruple the size of the previous nursing labs, and allows faculty to enhance the already innovative educational experience that is the hallmark of an MSOE education.

The results

The placement rate for MSOE nursing graduates was 97% in 2013-14, and graduates enjoyed an average starting salary of $52,233. 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. To help facilitate this goal, the MSOE-SON has contracted with Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) to provide nursing students with a comprehensive assessment and review package that enriches students along the learning continuum.

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

MSOE Health and Wellness Fair
MSOE’s annual Health and Wellness Fair is sponsored by MSOE Student Health Services and the School of Nursing to promote individual health and wellness for our campus community and greater Milwaukee community to address public health concerns.

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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.

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!

Junior Year

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

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.


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.

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Dr. Jane B. Paige
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