I graduated from the nursing program at UW Parkside (although as the above post mentions, Parkside's is a "consortial" program of UW Milwaukees, many instructors travel from Milwaukee to teach). I LOVED Parkside. The class size is very limited - 24 students, unless they've expanded. You go through the entire nursing program with pretty much the same group of people so you get to know each other. I can't say good enough things about the staff, they ROCK.
The only downsides are that the small class size makes it quite competitive to get in, you need a stellar GPA in your pre-reqs and you have to write a good essay (be sure you ADDRESS THE QUESTION), and it's a fall entry only. The above poster is also correct in that you would have had to apply for the nursing program some time ago.
Your pre-req class sizes will be larger but the staff is still awesome. Be ready to work VERY HARD in your sciences!
We did clinicals in Kenosha, Racine, and S. Milwaukee. Every one of my clinical instructors did a great job preparing us for the "outside world" - as much as anyone can be ready.
UW-Parkside's credits should transfer - from what I understand, Alverno's don't.
Feel free to PM me