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Major in Nursing

At UWFox, we will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to transfer to a 4-year school and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing. This major will cover the theory and practice of nursing as well as a general background in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. A degree in nursing will prepare you for a career that involves caring for patients and educating those you treat, their family members, and the public about various medical issues.

Get Involved!

Nursing clubs, organizations, and other opportunities on campus:

Helpful Courses


The following are commonly required of nursing majors:

  • BAC 101 - Microbiology
  • BIO 109 - Concepts of Biology OR ZOO 101 - Animal Biology
  • CHE 125 - Introductory Chemistry
  • CHE 203 - Biochemistry
  • CHE 211 - Biochemistry Lab
  • PSY 202 - Introductory Psychology
  • PSY 250 - Life Span Development
  • ZOO 234 - Human Anatomy 
  • PHS 235 - Human Physiology
  • COM 103 - Intro to Public Speaking
  • SOC - Any sociology course


Some UW campuses require the following: 

  • PED 127 - Fitness for Life
  • COM 103 - Intro to Public Speaking

Additional Information


The UWFox nursing advisors are an excellent resource for your academic and career needs. It is a good idea to consult your advisor before making any final course selections. For questions or additional information, please contact:

Terri Gonya, Associate Professor

Dubear Kroening, Associate Professor