School of Nursing students, alumni, faculty, and staff raise their ice cream spoons in a toast at the centennial kickoff celebration.
A hand holds a scoop of the centennial ice cream in front of the centennial banner.

Thanks for a wonderful centennial kickoff celebration!

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The August class of 1973.
A watercolor and charcoal painting showing the eight deans of the School of Nursing.

The latest issue of ForwardNursing explores the many ways that Badger nurses change lives.

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School of Nursing Dean Linda Scott introduces John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN, at the 2019 Littlefield Leadership Lecture.
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood.

Join us for the rescheduled Littlefield Leadership Lecture with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood on March 11.

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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.

Lunch and learn event on gun violence

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.

Nurse speaking to elderly woman

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