Working as a Nurse
Take the NCLEX-RN test online. (UW NetID and site registration required)
Why Become a Nurse?
Becoming a nurse is a great decision for anyone interested in the field of medicine as it can be a rewarding career, both personally and financially. If you're thinking about enrolling in a nursing school, check out this list of 100 great reasons to become a nurse.
If you are not sure what "type of nurse" you want to be, "201 Careers in Nursing" by Joyce Fitzpatrick (2012), describes the many different specialities of nursing with educational requirements, core competencies, and additional websites. (UW NetID login required to view)
UW-Madison's School of Nursing
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, established in 1924, is the leading nursing research institution in Wisconsin and a crucial part of the state's health care system. As an integral academic partner situated in the health sciences sector of campus with the School of Medicine and Public Health and the School of Pharmacy, the School of Nursing collaborates with scientists and renowned researchers across the UW–Madison campus, the nation, and the world. The School's research is translational in nature and grounded in practical application–the work being done has an immediate impact on Wisconsin's communities, hospitals, clinics, schools, and homes.
Slated to open for Fall 2014, the Signe Skott Cooper Hall will be a state of the art facility to educate and train nursing students. It gives the School of Nursing its first dedicated home since the Nurses Dormitory, built in 1924, was razed in 2002.
Scholarships for Students
The scholarship process at UW-Madison is highly competitive. As you might be aware, there is not one single application for scholarships, but many different applications for many different scholarships, and those applications can have different opening dates and deadlines.
Most programs on the UW-Madison campus use My Scholarships to accept applications, but there are still some programs that have a different process, so please be sure to contact your school, college, or department if you are unsure. See our Other Resourcespage for additional funding sources on campus, as well as a list of trusted national search websites.
Ebling Library, Room 2339
Health Sciences Learning Center
APA 6th Cheat Sheet
Don't forget that CINAHL, PsycINFO, and other EBSCOHost databases can show you how to cite for your paper too. Click on the article and then look to the right and you should see multiple options; one is "Cite". It will list the correct citation format for APA, AMA, and others.