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School of Nursing 2021 undergrad program ranking is 19th nationally

U.S. News & World Report ranked the School of Nursing's undergraduate program 19th nationally for 2022!

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Dean Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN

Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, selected President-Elect of the American Academy of Nurses.

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2021 Award for Higher Education Excellence in Diversity

The School of Nursing has been selected as a 2021 Health Professions HEED Award recipient by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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Current enrollment

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.

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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.

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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.

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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