Course Delivery

The Graduate Programs in Nursing, along with graduate nursing faculty, is primarily housed on the WSU – Rochester campus in Rochester, MN. Graduate nursing courses originate on the WSU – Rochester campus, and are transmitted through Interactive Television (ITV) to the Winona campus. This option allows our students residing in and around the Winona area to participate in class as if they were sitting in class on the Rochester campus. The majority of our classes are held on Wednesdays; allowing our employed students request one day off of work per week instead of having to take leave or sabbatical. A few of our classes are also held on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays.  

Faculty have worked diligently to address students’ various learning styles by offering a variety of Course Delivery Methods each semester. All core nursing classes are offered one semester via on campus Classroom meeting, and the other semester offering the same by Hybrid Distance or Online. These options allow the delivery method that best meets the students’ learning and scheduling needs. Graduate Nursing courses are offered in a variety of course delivery methods: 

  • Classroom: Course is held weekly (face-to-face) with professor(s) and students. The class originates on the Rochester campus and is transmitted through ITV to the Winona campus.
  • Hybrid Distance: Course is primarily online with four synchronous seminar dates, throughout the semester, either meeting on campus or through a webinar format such as Adobe Connect. Faculty make the decision regarding the four seminar dates prior to the first day of class. This information is then shared with the registered students. 
  • Online: Course is completely online – Asynchronous


Please review the Course Delivery Method spreadsheet to discover the multi-formats/platforms for learning. By offering a variety of course delivery method options, students are sure to find success at Winona State University!

Graduate students along with the Information Technology experts created a workspace to assist graduate students to assist them while they are enrolled at WSU. The Grad and PT Student Technology Survival Guide offers resource information such as Technology Support, Student E-mail, WSU Network Access, among a variety of other important topics. 

Resource information about D2L Brightspace and Teaching, Learning and Technology Services (TLT) may be found by visiting Information Technology.