Press Release Joyce University’s Nursing Education Expands to Wisconsin
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Joyce University’s Nursing Education Expands to Wisconsin

Jun 26, 2024

Joyce University Expands Nursing Education Footprint to Wisconsin, Continues Growth

Wisconsin residents now have access to flexible, accelerated nursing pathways.

Salt Lake City – June 26, 2024 – Wisconsin residents can now prepare for RN licensure in as little as 20 months. Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences is expanding its comprehensive hybrid pre- and post-licensure nursing programs into the state. The move is part of its continued effort to make nursing education more accessible to more communities.

“Healthcare systems need a reliable, steady pipeline of well-trained nurses, and Joyce is stepping up to be that resource,” said Dr. John Smith-Coppes, President and CEO of Joyce University. “By expanding into Wisconsin and other states across the US, Joyce University is bringing high-quality education to aspiring nurses and ultimately addressing the nursing shortage faced by our healthcare system.”

Joyce University’s expansion provides future nurses in Wisconsin with access to a variety of pre-licensure program options, including the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (aBSN). Wisconsin nurses seeking to advance their careers can also enroll in Joyce’s two post-licensure options: the 4-semester online RN to BSN program and the online MSN in Leadership program.

“Joyce University has clinical partnerships across the US, including in Wisconsin,” said Dr. Kelly McCullough, Joyce University’s Dean of Nursing. “Because of that, we offer excellent clinical opportunities for students within their own communities, minimizing travel expenses and enhancing local connections.”

Since 2022, Joyce University has expanded its offerings beyond its Draper, UT campus to Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wisconsin. The university’s hybrid model integrates live and pre-recorded lectures for remote learning with hands-on, in-person labs and simulations in the state-of-the-art Joyce Johnson Center of Simulation at the Draper campus. Clinical experiences are available in the student’s state of residence.

Joyce University aims to extend its pre-licensure nursing programs to additional markets in the upcoming year to address the growing demand for registered nurses. Enrollment for Wisconsin students is currently open, with the next cohort commencing in the Spring 2025 Semester on January 6, 2025.

Learn more about Joyce University nursing and health science programs or employment opportunities.


    Founded in 1979, Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences’ mission is to prepare students to serve as competent professionals, to advance their careers, and to pursue lifelong learning. Located in Draper, Utah, Joyce University is proud to have helped thousands of students across the US graduate and launch lasting healthcare careers. With a recent expansion of its pre-licensure programs to select regional locations, including Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wisconsin, Joyce University’s expansion enables aspiring nurses in these regions to access the same high-quality education and opportunities that have defined the institution for decades. Join them as they continue to shape the future of healthcare, one student at a time.

    Joyce University is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program and by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs.

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