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.
While stocking up on school supplies for your kids, you might wonder whether it’s time to go back to school yourself. What makes the UW Flexible Option a realistic solution for busy, working parents who wish to earn a respected, in-demand degree? Read on!
A recent announcement from the UW System reveals the top three career fields in Wisconsin through 2024: STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), Business and Entrepreneurship and Healthcare.
While demand in these fields span nationwide, Wisconsin is home to multiple large-scale employers and suppliers in each of these industries, making the state a hotbed for careers.
Q&A with Chad Zahrt, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Operations, UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies
IT talent is in increasingly high demand. As the IT field has grown, the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies has remained cutting edge in their delivery of IT curriculum. Chad Zahrt, assistant dean for Academic Affairs and Operations at the School of Information Studies, talks about the latest academic innovation: the UW Flexible Option. The program’s competency-based format allows adults to earn degrees at their own pace—using current knowledge and experience to progress toward their bachelor’s degree. This innovative format has helped IT professionals in the field save time and money. You can learn more about Dean Zahrt and the Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (IST) by watching this video.
Deciding to go back to school is a big decision, and you want to make sure you choose a program that’s right for you. That’s why summer is the perfect time to try the UW Flexible Option. In the span of a summer, you could be on your way to earning your bachelor’s degree or certificate. Here are three things to consider before you dip your toes in the water.