Nursing & Health Chair’s Report, Fall 2023


Christine Vandenhouten is Director of Nursing Programs at UW-Green Bay.

We are excited to share the successes of the first class of prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates, who participated in the University’s first pinning ceremony and graduation in May.

Many employers have a strong preference for nurses to be BSN prepared. The prelicensure program helps ensure a well-prepared nursing workforce.

We also saw a large number of BSN Completion Program graduates graduate in May. Like many alumni before them, completing the BSN Completion Program provides greater opportunities for career and educational mobility.

2023 traditional BSN graduate data 

93%: NCLEX-RN pass rate

77%: Employed in health care in Green Bay

88%: Employed in health care in Wisconsin

Sampling of post-graduation roles: medical/surgical, intensive care, emergency department, behavioral health

Many health fields continue to grow — our programs include Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Health Information Management and Technology Program (BS HIMT), Health and Wellness Management (MS HWM), and the newest program, Community Health Education (BS CHE).

We couldn’t be more proud of all of our graduates who are contributing to positive health outcomes.

Christine Vandenhouten, Director of Nursing Programs and Chair of Nursing and Health Studies Department