As you may be aware, W&J has a history of excellence in the sciences and is ranked third in the country (per capita) for producing future physicians and medical researchers. Our students experience remarkable success in their applications to graduate school and in professional fields in this area. One reason for this success is the extraordinary opportunity for challenging study and individual research at W&J. If you are interested in pursuing a career in medical research, W&J will provide you guidance from your first day on campus. Should you later decide that you want to pursue a different career, that is fine, too. At W&J, you get personalized guidance, but you are not confined to any one career choice.
So, why go to W&J if you are interested in nursing, rather than pursuing a degree specifically in this field? At W&J, you receive a liberal arts education, one that allows you to develop important skills in writing, speaking, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. These skills will help you advance quickly within your chosen career and prepare you to change careers, should you wish to do so, later in life. In other words, W&J prepares you for your first career as well as for a lifetime of careers.
Students preparing for admission to graduate school in nursing may elect to major in any discipline. In addition to the requirements of a major, a student must successfully complete the 10 to 13 courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, English, psychology, or sociology as designated for their chosen career goals. Visit the Pre-Health Program for more information.
At W&J, you will also have access to many of our most successful alumni in the medical field, who can assist you in your career path through mentoring and internships.