UW Ending Nursing Program

4/22/12 – Students will complete the course and no jobs will be lost, but the University of Wisconsin is going to end its nursing program at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. The final class will graduate in May of next year. The program is being ended due to state budget cuts and the small class sizes. They say the class size of two dozen students at Gundersen is too small to justify the cost of faculty and equipment which is needed to train nurses. UW-Madison and Gundersen will have operated in partnership on the program for eight years when it ends. More than 150 nursing students will have graduated.