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How to Apply

If you are a Registered Nurse (Associate Degree or Diploma) that is not a Wisconsin resident and are interested in earning your BSN fill out an application below.

If you are NOT a Registered Nurse but interested in a nursing degree please contact the Admissions Office at

If you are a Registered Nurse and Wisconsin resident, you are eligible for an in-state online program. Call 877-656-1483 or visit for more information.

Complete the electronic application form and submit it to UW-Green Bay with the $50.00 non-refundable application fee.

Early application is recommended since all materials (including transcripts) need to be received before acceptance, and course sections may fill to capacity. Applicants wishing to begin classes during fall semester are encouraged to apply by August 1; spring semester by December 1; and summer session by April 15. Applicants who submit after these dates are more likely to have difficulty finding open sections of classes. It is also important to apply early for financial aid, as it may take several weeks to process the application and confirm awarded funds.

Call (877) 656-1483 for more information.

Step 2

Have all official transcripts sent directly from schools attended to the UW-Green Bay Admission office.

UW-Green Bay
Office of Admission
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001

If post-secondary course work has been completed in a foreign institution, students will be required to have those transcripts verified at Educational Credential Evaluators in Milwaukee. The cost to the student is an additional $120. Information about this procedure is available upon request.

After all transcripts have been received at UW-Green Bay, a credit evaluation will be completed by the Registrar.

Step 3

Submit a copy of your RN license directly to the nursing program. You may fax a copy of your license to: (920) 465-2854 or mail it to:

UW-Green Bay
Professional Nursing Program
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001

The application process is expected to take two to four weeks after all of your materials have been received. You will receive an electronic letter of acceptance to UW-Green Bay which will include your username and password that will allow you to complete the online registration process. You will be notified by email that your credit evaluation is complete and your academic plan is available online.

After you are admitted, you will be eligible to register. To activate your admission, you must register for a class at UW-Green Bay for the semester in which you are admitted.

Proceed to application instructions.

Your nursing advisor at UW-Green Bay is available to assist you with any part of this process.

Please view the admissions requirements for the BSN-LINC program.

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If you "stop out" for one or more semesters from the BSN-LINC online RN to BSN completion program, you must reapply for admission using the electronic application. You will not pay the application fee and only need to forward transcripts from institutions you have attended since you last attended UW-Green Bay.

If you need help with the electronic application, please call UW HELP at: 800-442-6459 or e-mail them at .

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Special Student Admission Policy

If you are an RN and interested in trying out a course before you apply for admission to BSN-LINC online RN to BSN completion program, you can apply as a special (non-degree seeking) student. (Note: You are NOT required to pay the application fee or to submit transcripts if you are applying as a special non-degree student.)

If you have a current RN license, mail a copy to the Professional Nursing Program at the address listed below or FAX it to 920-465-2854. (Students who are not presently an RN may enroll in non-nursing courses, but may not enroll in nursing courses.)

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Pre-Nursing Student

Students who are not yet RNs (for instance those who are currently pursuing their Associate Degrees in Nursing) are able to take courses to fulfill the general education and support courses for the BSN degree at UW-Green Bay. Pre-RN students are not allowed to enroll in upper-level nursing courses but can complete other requirements towards the BSN Degree. This option is useful for students in ADN programs who have finished their non-nursing requirements but are waitlisted for beginning their nursing courses.

Interested students need to apply to UW-Green Bay as degree seeking students and will be placed into a major called pre-nursing. Students pursuing this option should stay in close contact with the professional nursing advisor to be sure that courses taken at UW-Green Bay will count toward the needed general education and support course requirements.

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