Nursing BSN with Edgewood College

Beloit College has a partnership with Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, for 3+1-year dual-degree program that prepares students to become a registered nurse (RN).

Beloit College has established a new partnership with Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, for a dual-degree bachelor of arts or science (BA/BS) and bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program, preparing students to become a registered nurse (RN). The partnership is a 3+1-year dual-degree program.

Beloit College students will complete coursework for their bachelor of arts or science in three or four years, and then spend a year completing the bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) while continuing to live on Beloit’s campus. Edgewood faculty, recruited from the Stateline area, will deliver the BSN curriculum.

The one-year BSN begins shortly after graduation in May 2025.

Why now

Professor Rachel Bergstrom leads a cell biology lab session. Beloit College and Edgewood partnered to create this dual-degree program to address a significant statewide and national nursing shortage, particularly for nurses with bachelor’s degrees. This partnership aims to place RNs in the Stateline area, which is home to large hospital systems, specialty hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, public and community health organizations, and long-term care facilities.

The health system in Beloit’s backyard — and the diverse populations it serves — will greatly benefit from the liberal arts education that Beloit and Edgewood provide. Edgewood aims to expand its reach beyond Dane County and into Rock County. The program is also a cost-effective opportunity for becoming a nurse for local high school students, contributing to the economic well-being of the entire community.

Getting involved

Current Beloit College students who meet GPA and prerequisite requirements may apply for admission to the program at any point in their Beloit career, including the fall semester before starting the BSN program. Students will receive personalized advising about their individual pathways into the BSN program from both Beloit’s School of Health Sciences and Edgewood advisors on campus, starting as early as the summer before they begin at Beloit.

Beloit College will hold informational and advising sessions for interested incoming students over the summer through New Student Orientation.

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Application process

Prospective students may opt to apply for guaranteed or provisional admission to the nursing program when they enroll at Beloit College as a first-year or transfer student. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.3 in nursing prerequisites and 3.3 cumulative GPA to retain their guaranteed status. The same requirements apply for transfer students.

Guaranteed admission requires a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75, while provisional admission will be considered on an individual basis.

Current Beloit Students may apply for admission to the program at any point in their Beloit career up to and including the fall semester prior to starting the BSN according to the same GPA requirements.

BSN Prerequisite Coursework:

  1. Introductory Biology
  2. Introductory Chemistry
  3. Anatomy
  4. Physiology
  5. Pathology
  6. Statistics
  7. Introductory Psychology
  8. Life-span Developmental Psychology

Financial aid

Tuition for the BSN is $45,000 for the 1-year program. Financial aid for tuition and room and board will be filed through Edgewood, offering loans and grants based on financial need.

Nursing Coursework and Schedule

More information about courses coming soon!

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