University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing

2.51 out of 5 stars
(9 Reviews)
  • Milwaukee (WI)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,867
38% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
44% of 9 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.4 out of 5 stars
Work hard since it's a program that won't teach you much.. - 9/11/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"UWM's nursing program is already competitive and on top of that the program is not the greatest. It's kind of sad to know that other schools already start NCLEX prep day 1 of nursing school while we get it on our last semester of the nursing program before graduating. The classes are not the best. I've learned more from the Saunders book while studying for the nclex in 4 months than 2 years in nursing school. If you want to go into UWM's nursing program, i suggest you start nclex prep the same day you start nursing school. If I had another chance to restart my nursing school journey, I wouldn't come back to UWM for nursing, I would go elsewhere."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Cr - 6/25/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"I love UWM, but I have say that the Nursing program was not the best. My year was in the middle of the curriculum change and it pretty much affected all the students throughout the whole nursing program. In terms of preparing the students for the NCLEX, UWM is not the best. We didnt start prepping for the NCLEX until my last semester. Barely learned a thing. No lie all I cared about was to pass the class and graduate. The ATI class that was required in the last semester was useless to me. It sucks more that it counted as a class on top of other classes that were hard enough already. I've talked to many nurses and they're had NCLEX prep ever since the first semester of their nursing program. I really wish UWM would change the way they do this. Many students including myself are struggling to pass the Nclex."
1.4 out of 5 stars
UWM Nursing Program - 11/1/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"Wow, I dont even know where to start..... Needless to say that all my pre-requisite courses with labs were baffling. You would expect to come to an organic chemistry lab with specific instructions and a knowledgable teacher/professor. Both of those things were missing.. half the time I would show up to lab and my TA wouldnt even be there til 5 minutes after class started. On top of that, the class had to practically guess on how to perform the lab.... Now lets talk about admittance to the Nursing Program itself... I am baffled as to how little they care about a students academics and how much they care about a one and a half page response to a guided question with no clear answer. I personally have heard of students getting C's in class and still getting into the nursing program over a student with A's. How does this happen? Ill tell you how. You have a biased nursing commitee that simply cares about how well you answered the application question. In addition this school pays no regard to hands on capabilities but would rather throw a 100 question exam in front of you and judge you based off how well you can read and answer questions."
1.3 out of 5 stars
sry - 8/17/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"DO NOT recommend UWM's nursing program to anyone. The program provides VERY limited resources for all students. In addition, the program coordinators did not listen to any of our requests or concerns throughout the program (more time to practice nursing skills, more guidance with nursing skills, less time walking through butterfly gardens in our public health rotation). Moving onto NCLEX- UWM has a 73% pass rate, while just about every other school has a 93% or higher pass rate. Other schools in the greater Milwaukee area start NCLEX practice tests on day 1 of nursing school... UWM? Not a chance. We did our first practice NCLEX exam in our last semester. We did only one more after that, and it was THE SAME EXACT TEST! I'm sparing you from so many details and terrible stories about rude instructors, a semester-long public health clinical rotation in a clinic that we weren't even allowed to step foot in, and countless nights of writing irrelevant papers (ex: a 10 page paper about what it was like to ride the city busy throughout Milwaukee). I probably actually learned from about three instructors throughout my four semesters UWM's nursing program. I hope that UWM gets it together soon, but I seriously would not recommend the school to a single person."
3.1 out of 5 stars
BC - 8/2/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"With a pass rate of 74% for the year 2017, I highly encourage people to look elsewhere if you are searching for a college to obtain your BSN from. UWM is currently in the middle of changing their curriculum at the students' expense and overall experience. The college needs to update their simulation lab, change how skills are taught and tested, and increase their state pass rates. If I could do it over again, I'd go to a technical college and get my ADN. Seriously do yourself a favor and stay away. Or, go on a tour of UWM at the College of Nursing, and ask the tour guide about the pass rates for the college. I bet you they'll dodge you the same way they dodged us as their numbers were coming out that they were the lowest in the state."
1.9 out of 5 stars
Elaine - 4/10/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"I would not recommend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Nursing program to anyone. Clinical skills are taught (mostly by watching videos), practiced, and tested in the nursing lab resource center on the student's OWN TIME. Student's are given very little time to practice, ON THEIR OWN TIME, then expected to pass a check off of that skill. The teaching assistants (TA's) that "instruct" in the nursing lab are rude, crabby, play favorites, and are inconsistent with each other and are inconsistent with the student's learning materials. With tuition being as expensive as it is at this University, students deserve better."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Melissa - 3/25/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is a cultured university that makes everyone feel welcome. The campus is compact, which makes it easy to get from class to class in a short amount of time. The nursing program is rigorous and competitive, but also rewarding. There are many hospitals in the area to network with, making it easy for most students to have a job lined up before they even graduate."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Angela Henriquez - 3/22/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"UW-Milwaukee was a great program. There were a few speed bumps with the updated courses but overall very well. They took into consideration our input and I personally believed prepared us for a career outside of school. Teachers and clinical sites were exceptional."
3.2 out of 5 stars
Kristin Plasky - 2/24/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"UW-Milwaukee had a very nice and simple laid out curriculum that explains exactly what classes are needed and in what order you take those classes. This was very easy to follow so you can see what classes you already took and what classes you still need to complete. During the nursing program there is a good balance between clinical time on site and class time with lecture and group projects."