University of Wisconsin–Madison
Photo of two nursing students in School of Nursing white coatsphoto of nursing students working with a mannequin in a simulation suitephoto of students in a technology-enhanced active learning classroom in Cooper Hallphoto of nursing students walking in front of Cooper Hallphoto of an nursing students doing community outreach, taking blood pressurephoto of students in the Cooper Hall atrium

At UW–Madison, nurses lead.

In collaboration, in caring, in research, in innovation,
we lead to the future of health and health care—for Wisconsin and the world.

Featured Initiatives


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.

Photo of Prof. Jarzemsky working with her students to offer care to the local elderly community.


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.

Photo of Sennett Middle School students walk the halls with their school nurse.

News & Events

  • New Center Aims to Bolster Interprofessional Health EducationThe Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education has launched, founded by the schools of Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. Health professions leaders and learners have long discussed the importance of teaching these fields in an interdisciplinary way.
  • photo of D. MarySue Heilemann
    International Expert on Media Portrayal of NursesOn May 10, Dr. MarySue Heilemann will present both a lecture on her work to make nurse characters more realistic and a colloquium on her research on using storytelling to treat depression.
  • opening frame of a video about the accelerated BSN program
    Accelerated BSN Program in the NewsBeginning in the fall the UW School of Nursing will begin accepting applications for a new program that will help graduate students faster.