Nursing students get real-life experience at MSOE

Written by admin   // May 14, 2013   // 0 Comments

My favorite thing about the MSOE nursing program is that my professors know me by name. I am able to sit down and talk to them about any concerns I may have and they are always willing to help me out,” said Brittany Kent, a nursing student at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

At MSOE’s School of Nursing, students’ desire to help others is energized by intensive training in the brand new, 25,000 square-foot Ruehlow Nursing Complex. The experiential learning and simulation center includes four simulation suites connected by a central nurses station, similar to a hospital intensive care unit. Each simulation suite includes a patient room with computer-controlled mannequins and medical equipment and gives students a chance to learn and practice their skills in near real-life situations. There also are two assessment labs and a home care lab which is set up like a studio apartment. Nursing students learn how to care for patients in their homes, monitor chronic illnesses at home, use e-health applications and experience end-of-life and hospice situations. MSOE’s curriculum incorporates a strong technology base that teaches students how to be better caregivers. Graduates are comfortable with the technology they use on a daily basis because they had extensive experience using that technology during their four years at MSOE. MSOE offers small class sizes, a multitude of opportunities to work one-on-one with professors, and students are guaranteed to have clinical rotations. Hedy Yan, an MSOE nursing student from Shanghai, China, said, “I chose MSOE because it has an excellent nursing program and offers direct admission into the nursing program with no waiting lists. I was able to start my clinicals in my second year, and I feel I am in control of my career because I get hands-on practice so early.” “I chose nursing as my major because it will open up many opportunities for my future career. “For example, I can work in a variety of places such as an intensive care unit or with children in pediatrics,” said Kent. “I came to MSOE for nursing because of the four-year guaranteed graduation if you follow the schedule.” In 2011-12, 100 percent of MSOE’s School of Nursing graduates secured jobs within six months and enjoyed an average starting salary of more than $52,000. To learn more about the MSOE School of Nursing, visit, call (800) 332-6763 or email







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