Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. For additional information visit Wikipedia.

Wisconsin Nursing News

According to Nurse.org Wisconsin ranks number 24 among all 50 states in nursing salary. The average RN salary $69,200 and average hourly is $33.27. The number of RNs in Wisconsin, as of 2019, is 55,940. (stats from Nurse.org).

Wisconsin Online Nursing Resources

Board of Nursing – Wisconsin

Registered Nursing Renewal Methods

RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
R210Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension

 Wisconsin Nurses Association

The Wisconsin Nurses Association is a proud partner of Nurses Caring for Nurses (Peer Assistance), Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin, WINPAC, Wisconsin Center for Nursing, Wisconsin Student Nurses Association, and Wisconsin Nursing Coalition.  Dual WNA/ANA membership for $15.00 per month. JOIN

Wisconsin Nursing Schools

Per Wisconson.gov: 

Nursing Refresher CoursesBoard Approved Nursing Refresher Courses
Approved In-state Nursing SchoolsApproved In-state Nursing Schools
Approved Out-of-state Nursing SchoolsApproved Out-of-state Nursing Schools
2193Wisconsin Act 146 – 72 hour Practice Exception

Visit nursing schools in Wisconsin for a list of accredited schools, which offer campus based ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN to RN, RN to BSN, and more nursing degree programs approved by the Wisconsin Board Of Nursing.

Google Map of Wisconsin Nursing Schools

Wisconsin Hospitals

For a list of Wisconsin hospitals

Google Map of Wisconsin Hospitals

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Wisconsin Nursing Stores

For a list of the major nursing stores in Wisconsin.  (click on the google map to see all major nursing stores).

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Wisconsin State Facts


The Territory of Wisconsin was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from July 3, 1836, until May 29, 1848, when an eastern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Wisconsin.

State of Wisconsin’s government website

Wisconsin symbols

Wisconsin State Symbols

for more Wisconsin state symbols

Top 10 Travel Destinations in Wisconsin

  1. Milwaukee
  2. Madison
  3. Lake Geneva
  4. Spring Green
  5. Green Bay
  6. La Crosse
  7. Kenosha
  8. Eau Claire
  9. Cedarburg
  10. Wausau

Visit VacationIdea.com for more travel destinations in Wisconsin

Wisconsin fun facts

Today, Wisconsin leads the nation in dairy production and is known for the quality of its cheddar cheese–residents even sometimesrefer to themselves as “cheeseheads.”

Wisconsin earned the nickname “Badger State,” not because of its proliferation of badgers, but because its earliest white inhabitants were itinerant lead miners who burrowed into the hills for shelter rather than waste time and resources on a more permanent structure.

The American Birkebeiner, a 52K cross-country ski race between Cable and Hayward, is the largest on the North American continent.

Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells is the nation’s largest water-themed park.

Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States.

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