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Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Soar Ahead

An ADN to BSN program

UW Oshkosh partners with Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) in Janesville to provide residents of southern Wisconsin the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing through the Soar Ahead program.  

Individuals interested in becoming—or currently working as—registered nurses are able to start general education and pre-nursing courses at BTC and then seamlessly transition to 100-percent online BSN courses offered through UW Oshkosh.

To get started, contact a BTC adviser today!


Admission Requirements

Required Criteria

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Associate of Arts and Science degree or completion of all general education requirements
  • Enrollment at Blackhawk Technical College
  • Grade of C or better in nursing prerequisite courses
  • Proof of current certificate as a nursing assistant (CNA)

Preferred Criteria

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Experience working as CNA

General Education Requirements

To begin taking online nursing courses through UW Oshkosh, Soar Ahead students must successfully complete one year of full-time study at Blackhawk Technical College and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

  • Composition – 3-6 credits required
  • Math – Statistics preferred
  • Non-Western Culture
  • Communication – Public Speaking
  • Culture/Humanities
  • Society/Social Sciences
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Natural Sciences – Online courses are not accepted, and all classes must include a lab component.
    • Anatomy/Physiology
    • Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Microbiology 

College of Nursing

Clow Social Science Center
Room C210
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901