With UW Flexible Option, students aren’t tied to semester schedules and instead choose their own pace to complete their degrees. Alumna Denise Herriges chose to finish her RN to BSN degree in two years.
You’re an experienced healthcare professional with an associate degree in a health-related field. But now you need a bachelor’s degree. Consider a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science: Health Sciences as a stepping stone to the next level of your career.
A health sciences degree prepares you to assume a wide range of roles within both clinical and non-clinical settings, such as medical lab technologist, claims reviewer, and healthcare administrator.
In general, students earn a health sciences degree to:
- Advance their current healthcare careers to the next level
- Change jobs or industries
- Prepare for graduate or professional programs, such as chiropractic programs, physical or occupational therapy, healthcare informatics, athletic training, or healthcare administration
Students often ask us, “How long will it take to earn my degree?” The answer is up to you. With UW Flexible Option, you are in charge of your own pace. We asked three Information Science and Technology (IST) students to share their stories about the pace that they chose. In the second part of this series, Cathy Zornes tells us why she chose to graduate in three years.
A common question from prospective UW Flexible Option students is, “How long will it take to earn my degree?” The answer varies depending upon the student. We asked three Information Science and Technology students to share their stories and why they chose the pace that they did. In the first part of this series, Andrew Hybert tells us why he chose to graduate in six months.
I’m Loriann Melby, a nurse, wife, and mother of three, and I’m earning my RN to BSN degree through UW Flexible Option from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. That means no classrooms and no semesters. What’s it like to earn college credit without “going” to college? I hope to answer that question for you based on my experience as a nursing student.
For UW Flexible Option student Ken Wagman, earning his nursing degree is all about improving care for the elderly. Ken is the director of nursing at a 28-bed skilled nursing facility in Janesville, Wis.
Are you looking to advance your career in the healthcare field? Then the new Health Sciences bachelor’s degree could be a fit for you.
Job opportunities in healthcare are growing faster than in any other industry today. Learn how the latest UW Flexible Option degree program can help you advance in your healthcare career straight from Sue Stalewski, academic program lead of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Biomedical Sciences: Health Sciences program.
Krysti Reece is passionate about the medical imaging field.
“There’s always a lot of change going on, advances in technology, and a greater role for me to play in my patient’s diagnosis,” she says. “There’s never a dull moment. I love what I do.”
Krysti has two jobs as a working sonographer and diagnostic medical sonography instructor at a local community college. With all her training and nearly a decade of work experience, Krysti is still missing the one credential she needs to achieve her career goals.