At UW–Madison, Nurses Lead
The School of Nursing Leads
In collaboration, in caring, in research, in innovation, we lead to the future of health and health care—for Wisconsin and the world. Developing leaders for the profession and society—we make discoveries, enhance systems, and improve health through research, education and practice.
The School of Nursing’s Academic Programs
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For Undergraduates—3 Paths to the BSN
For Graduate Students—2 Doctoral Programs
For Nurses at Different Educational Levels—3 Certificates
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Badger Nurses Change Lives
More than Medicine
Professor Linda D. Oakley, PhD, RN, is taking a heart-health message to historically marginalized Black communities and nursing students. As the Louis J. and Phyllis Clark Jacobs Professor in Mental Health, Oakley is committed to using science to find health and well-being solutions to systemic hypertension present in Black communities.
Lead Through Connection
The Badger Nurse Mentorship Program helps current students who wish to receive support from School of Nursing alumni as they transition from student nurses to professional nurses. Through community, support, camaraderie, and fellowship, Badger nurses are building connections, leading in the profession, and changing lives.
Finding Leadership on Our Paths to Nursing
One of the ways the School of Nursing cultivates leaders is by providing opportunities for students to develop and enhance their leadership skills through various student organizations, jobs, and research opportunities. Student ambassadors Danielle Harris and MJ Joseph share their personal experiences as student leaders.
2022 Best Undergraduate Nursing Program
U.S. News & World Report
(among public colleges, 19th overall)
Wisconsin counties with Badger Nurses
The UW–Madison Difference
Supporting the Professional Development of Nurses
Nursing Professional Development offers learning opportunities that address issues relevant to your nursing practice and take advantage of the latest education research and technology.
Improving the Experience of Aging
With a multi-pronged approach that includes cutting-edge research on long-term care systems and hospital practices, we aim to transform the possibilities for healthy and fulfilling living for older individuals.
Using Technology to Improve Care Outside the Clinic
From an online tool to support school nurses to apps that assist individuals caring for older adults, our innovative products connect the expertise of the university with the community.
We are committed to building a culture of health in Wisconsin and beyond. We look forward to continued partnerships in the community to maximize health outcomes and eliminate health disparities. It is our goal that Wisconsin residents are able to live healthier lives now and for generations to come.Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, UW–Madison School of Nursing
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New to Public Health Residency Program Bolsters Public Health Workforce
Despite Julianna Manske’s years as a nurse educator and acute care outpatient oncology nurse, she was overwhelmed in 2016 when she became a frontline public health nurse in suburban Milwaukee. The local health department, Manske, MSN, RN, OCN, quickly learned, is where residents turn for answers to all manner of health-related questions, ranging from how to avoid the stomach bug circulating the schools to how to handle a dog bite to the risks of long-term radon exposure.
School of Nursing Announces the Canary Savage Girardeau Award for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The UW–Madison School of Nursing is proud to announce the establishment of a new award. Named in honor of the first Black alumnus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, The Canary Savage Girardeau Award for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion reflects the School of Nursing’s commitment to building health equity through diversity and inclusion in nursing education and health care.
2023 NAO Award Winners
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Nurses Alumni Organization (UW NAO) proudly announces the 2023 NAO Award Winners. Mary Gulbrandsen, MS’74, RN, PNP, has been selected as the 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient, and Tolu Oyesanya ’11, MS’12, PhD’16, has earned the 2023 Outstanding Badger Nurse Award.
Maichou Lor Named 2022-23 UW–Madison Outstanding Woman of Color
School of Nursing Assistant Professor Maichou Lor ’11, MS’12, Cert’14, PhD’17, RN, has been named one of UW–Madison's Outstanding Women of Color for the 2022-23 year.
UW–Madison Health Professions Schools Partnership in Continuing Education Earns Reaccreditation with Commendation
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership, which offers continuing education for practicing healthcare providers throughout their careers, earned special recognition during its recent reaccreditation cycle.
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- May 30Let's Talk - Nursing students10:00 AM, Online
- May 31Terrace Yoga7:15 AM, Terrace, Memorial Union
- May 31Let's Talk - All students2:00 PM, Online
- May 31Open Mic Night 7:00 PM, Terrace, Memorial Union