Wisconsin Nursing License

Wisconsin Nursing

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 9/6/2013

Wisconsin Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
$25,770$41,080$63,200 >$80,000*
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Wisconsin can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Wisconsin nursing salary.

Wisconsin Nursing Scholarships

Below, find opportunities for nursing scholarships in Wisconsin. Click on the nursing scholarship’s name to learn more. For additional nursing financial aid options take a look at our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Nursing Scholarships in WisconsinScholarship Amount

Loan Assistance $25,000 over 3 years
Must work for 3 years in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)

Learn about more financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Is Wisconsin a Nursing Licensure Compact State?Yes

Nursing License

There are many paths to become a nurse in Wisconsin. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Wisconsin, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Wisconsin nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Wisconsin, please let us know!


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Wisconsin Nursing Licensure Renewal

Nursing license renewal may be completed online or by mail by requesting a paper form. Renewal deadlines vary by degree held. There are no continuing education requirements for registered nurses (R.N.’s) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs).