University of Wisconsin–Madison
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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.

News & Events

  • UW–Madison School of Nursing Best in Wisconsin for DNP DegreeThe University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is again one of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree ranked first among all Wisconsin DNP programs and 28th …
  • Here, There and EverywhereThe School of Nursing and American Family Children’s Hospital created a joint position to accelerate the research translation process. Dr. Anne Ersig works to facilitate discovery and practice improvement here in Madison and across the …
  • Leaders in Long-Term CareDr. Barbara J. Bowers and her team aim to reduce staff attrition and elevate practice perceptions with Geri-Res, an online long-term care nurse residency program. In a time when skilled nursing facilities across the country …

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.