UW-Whitewater at Rock County


Bachelor's Degree Program

Whether you have always dreamed of becoming a nurse or you are taking a leap to change careers, we are ready to support your goals.

This unique program places Edgewood College’s nursing program in Rock County, complete with a full faculty, clinical coordination expertise, and an innovative curriculum that integrates classroom instruction with hands-on clinical and simulation experiences.

First, complete your Associate of Arts and Sciences with a pre-nursing emphasis at UW-Whitewater at Rock County. Then, you are eligible for priority admission into Edgewood College’s School of Nursing, Rock County campus location.


Why study Nursing at UW-Whitewater at Rock County?

We offer one of the most affordable and exceptional nursing degree programs in Wisconsin, when prerequisite coursework is completed at Rock County.

Accredited. Respected. Results-oriented.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.

Edgewood College has been awarding nursing degrees since 1983 and has a stellar reputation among professional nursing organizations. Nursing graduates of Edgewood College are knowledgeable, accountable, responsible, ethical, and culturally sensitive as they provide quality nursing care.

For the 2021-22 National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) 2021-22, Edgewood graduates were #1 in the state of Wisconsin and in the top 8% nationally, in terms of pass rates.

Blue icon of person next to a board with a white health cross. Take theory, lab and simulation courses
Graphic of a small hospital. Attend clinical courses offered at local healthcare settings
Orange graphic of a person wearing a white shirt with a health cross. Get real-world practice in a clinical immersion experience

Hands-on learning experiences

This intensive, hands-on program equips students to be capable and self-sufficient nurses.

Your education will be founded on theory and applied in an array of experiential learning settings. Our small class sizes allow for engaging teaching styles that promote active student learning. With one of the best clinical student to faculty ratios in the nation, at 7:1, and clinical experiences at highly respected regional hospitals, the learning experience you will receive is exceptional.

Upon completion of this program, you will be armed with the ability to practice holistic nursing care in a variety of settings. Fulfill your desire to begin a rewarding career in the nation’s largest health care profession.


Graduate and professional school

Students can complete a full bachelor of nursing degree on the Rock county campus and are then eligible for direct admission into Edgewood College’s Master of Science in Nursing programs.

Want to learn more about earning your degree in Nursing? Contact us at uwwrockinfo@uww.edu or call 608-758-6541.

UW-Whitewater at Rock County offers the following undergraduate Nursing degree options:

  • Associate of Arts and Sciences, Pre-nursing emphasis
  • Bachelor of Science — Nursing (through Edgewood College)

To apply, you’ll complete the UW-Whitewater at Rock County standard application for admission and indicate your interest in the Associate of Arts and Sciences program.

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Campus Location

2909 Kellogg Avenue
Janesville, WI 53546

Admissions Office

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Roseman Building 2060 
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1791

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