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Wisconsin as the 30th state on May 29, 1848.

It is one of the north-central states, bounded by western Lake Superior and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the north and Lake Michigan to the east. Illinois is in the south, while Minnesota and Iowa are in the west and southwest, respectively. The name Wisconsin is an English translation of the French translation of the Algonquin name Meskousing, which is said to mean “that redstone stream,” referring to the Wisconsin River. Madison is located in south-central Wisconsin and is the state capital.

Over 12,000 freshwater lakes and ponds dot the landscape, and much of the state is covered in dense forest. Key products include machinery, processed food and dairy products, paper and cardboard, printing and publishing products, chemicals, and related products. The largest cities in the state are Milwaukee (pop. 596,974) on the western shore of Lake Michigan; Madison (235,792), capital; and Green Bay (105,816) on the Fox River. Wisconsin has ten universities: Algoma University College, Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll University, Edgewood College, Lakeland College, Lawrence University, Mid-State Technical College – Affiliated Fennimore Campus, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Ripon College, and Viterbo University.

Wisconsin’s continental climate is generally humid, although the southern two-thirds of the state include savannahs and savannahs, with slightly warmer summers and colder winters than northern Wisconsin. Winters in Wisconsin are typically very cold, with lake-like snow, due to their distance from the extreme temperatures of Lake Michigan.

Top RN Schools


1. Marquette University, Milwaukee

The Marquette University College of Nursing’s value is classified as “Above the Norm” by the Value Colleges ranking service. The program has a solid reputation for nursing innovation, so if you want an education that will help prepare you to take a leadership role in a rapidly evolving health care system, this is a program you’ll want to learn more about.

2. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison

The School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison offers a hands-on learning experience for students who want to become leaders in the nursing field. Established in 1924 as one of the first college-based schools of nursing, UW–Madison's School of Nursing—located near Signe Skott Copper Hall, the School’s building—is affiliated with the University’s School of Medicine and Public Health and the School of Pharmacy. The school conducts leading-edge research that has been funded by several federal agencies, including the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Institute on Health.

3. Viterbo University, Lacrosse

Viterbo University is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning though it’s open to students of all faiths. The university was founded in 1890 to prepare Franciscan nuns for careers as elementary school teachers, and its nursing school still has deep roots in the Franciscan tradition of service to others. The nursing school is part of the College of Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior. The very first Ph.D. the university offered in 2013 was a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

4. Edgewood College, Madison

The Henry Predolin School of Nursing at Edgewood College, a Catholic college located in Madison, WI, maintains small classes (a student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1) so that students can develop personalized relationships with instructors and classmates. Predolin is one of several nursing colleges in the state of Wisconsin founded by Catholics; it got its start as the St. Regina Academy in 1881 and is still committed to the Dominican tradition of truth and service. Though Edgewood admits students of all denominations, Catholic teachings are incorporated into the college's policies and procedures.

5. University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Eau Claire

College of Nursing and Health Sciences @ UW-Eau Claire: If you want to work in public health, the many health services, interventions and preventative care that you can provide to communities is your inspiration for becoming a nurse, the University of Wisconsin's Eau Claire campus has one of the best programs in Wisconsin. The college emphasizes social justice, accountability, and sustainability. In addition to the Eau Claire site, the nursing college also maintains a site in Marshfield in conjunction with the Marshfield Clinic Health System; this site is used for distance learners.

Source: https://www.nursingprocess.org/nursing-schools/wisconsin/

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