Welcome to the UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing
As Dean of UWM College of Nursing, I am honored to work with an incredible group of colleagues within a vibrant university environment! We are committed to engagement with scholars and scientists from other disciplines and the community to promote innovation and discovery that will provide solutions to advance health for all. I am so proud of our nearly 7,000 alumnae who are initiating innovations in health care across the globe and encourage each of you to add information to the Tell Us About You section on this website.
Always in the top 10% of US News & World Report rankings, UWM College of Nursing boasts excellence in the research, academic and practice arenas. The Harriet H Werley Center for Nursing Research and Evaluation staff continues to provide outstanding pre-award support that has boosted the College of Nursing research award portfolio by 300% over the past 5 years. This is attributable in part to a major National Institutes of Health award to the College of Nursing to launch the UWM Self Management Science Center, and the Knowledge Based Nursing Initiative (KBNI), a major program of translational informatics research supported by National Science Foundation and several corporate partners.
More than a dozen funded projects in the Institute for Urban Health Partnerships support our translational research initiatives in community and public health. We recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Silver Spring Community Nursing Center and the 20th anniversary of the House of Peace Community Nursing Center and have newly renovated facilities for each center. Our Center for Global Health Equity supports integration of multi-cultural experiences across the curricula and supports our expanding international affiliations which include building learning student and faculty exchanges, campus programs that promote bi-cultural/bi-lingual programming and research opportunities.
The College of Nursing offers many programs for prospective undergraduate and graduate students. Programs offered to students are our baccalaureate, RN-BSN completion, MN, DNP, and PhD. Many of the programs offer an on-campus or online option to fit your education needs.
If you are interested in undergraduate education, I invite you to investigate our excellent undergraduate program opportunities at one of our three campuses – UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside and UW-Washington County. If you are interested in our BSN completion the College also offers on-site healthcare system programs for BSN completion and an online BSN completion option through our BSN@Home program.
For those who are interested in pursuing graduate education, we offer MN, DNP, and PhD programs. Most recently added is the Master's of Nursing (MN) degree, which prepares students for advanced generalist nursing practice. The Master's of Nursing (MN) Direct Entry option (for a second degree student) is one of the fastest growing segments of student enrollment. Our Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program allows post-BSN students to specialize in one of the following: Family Nurse Practitioner; Clinical Nurse Specialist; systems leadership; or community health.
Over the past two decades our PhD program has been a recognized program of excellence. The On-line PhD program is a very popular option for graduate students across the globe and locally who enjoy progression as a cohort and the flexibility of online education.
Each year is a busy and challenging time at the UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing. I hope you will take the time to get to know us better by visiting us often as we expand and update this website.