University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

College of Nursing

The UWM College of Nursing is the largest nursing College in Wisconsin and one of only two that offers students the full range of degrees: BS, MS, and PhD. The College prepares diverse students to be science-based, compassionate nurse-leaders for all settings and levels of practice, andmeets emerging health needs locally and globally through:

  • Innovative, quality educational programs;
  • Research that contributes to the improvement of health;
  • Evolving models of nursing practice;
  • Leadership in developing health care delivery systems; and
  • Influencing health policy.

The College also has a rapidly growing research portfolio, a number of centers that support the integration of research, education and practice, faculty who provide state, national and international leadership, and a phenomenal group of students and alumni.

College of Nursing Fundraising Priorities:

Scholarships for Diverse Students
The College is proactively seeking to recruit and retain a more diverse student population. However, despite our ranking as a leader in nurse education, we regularly lose these high-achieving students to colleges that offer full-tuition scholarships. By donating to College of Nursing scholarships, you can help us bring a more diverse nursing population to Wisconsin and the world.

Stable, Discretionary Funding for Community Nursing CentersThe College has provided innovative health delivery programs for more than 20 years through community-based nursing centers. These centers, which provide services to Milwaukee’s hot zones for health disparities, laid the foundation for the Institute for Urban Health Partnerships. IUHP is one of only a few programs nationally that link the expertise of university faculty and staff with the expertise of public and private organizations and residents to develop more effective solutions to pressing health care issues. Even so, the College continues to struggle to find annual, sustainable funding to support this critical work. By making a multi-year commitment to the IUHP, you will help us continue to provide health care prevention and treatment to Milwaukee’s most underserved populations and hands-on public health care awareness and training to our nursing students.

Chairs/ProfessorshipsThe College’s faculty have been highly successful in obtaining NIH (NINR) and non-federal research funding; in the 2006-07 academic year alone, these sources combined to support the research of over 75 percent of the College’s faculty. Unfortunately, this also adds to the interest of other universities with greater endowments to recruit our top faculty away from Milwaukee. With your establishment of College of Nursing Chairs and Professorships, you will help us stay competitive and keep the nation’s top nursing faculty and researchers at UWM for the benefit of our region’s students and economy.
For more information on giving opportunities contact:

Nicole Blemberg
Development Director
College of Nursing

Phone: (414) 229-5617