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we lead to the future of health and health care—for Wisconsin and the world.

News & Events

  • Dr. Gina Bryan, clinical professor, School of Nursing, and director, Post-Graduate Psychiatric Certificate Program/psychiatric mental health, DNP program

    What Nurses Know about Opioids

    The opioid epidemic continues to claim lives, disrupt families and challenge communities, but nurses are hardly standing idly by. In many settings, they are creating solutions, implementing new programs, and driving change that is good for nurses, patients, health systems and communities.   

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    Sustainable Nursing: Putting Environmental Stewardship to Practice

    The healthcare industry, like all industries, has an ecological footprint. That footprint affects the environment, which, in turn, affects health for individuals, families and communities. Increasingly, providers are evaluating the way their health systems function so that their practices do not undermine the care they deliver.

  • LGBTQ Health Summit

    Hundreds Attend Inaugural LGBTQ+ Health Summit

    The School of Nursing’s first annual LGBTQ+ Health Summit aimed to educate current and future providers to provide better care for LGBTQ+ patient populations as well as to inform community members about this population’s unique healthcare needs.

  • Native American Center for Health Professions graduation ceremony

    First Students Graduate from Native American Recruitment and Retention Program

    Just two years after launching a new project designed to increase the number of Native American nurses in the workforce, the School of Nursing has graduated two students, Brianna Boston-Kemple and Alexandra DeSautel, from the Success Through Recruitment/Retention, Engagement, and Mentorship (STREAM) program.

  • Dr. Earlise Ward

    New Morgridge Center for Public Service Faculty Director to Focus on Strengthening Campus and Community Relationships

    School of Nursing Associate Professor Earlise Ward, new public service faculty director of the UW–Madison Morgridge Center, hopes to see a strengthening of university relationships with underserved communities. She also hopes that the Morgridge Center becomes a leader on campus in developing an infrastructure to support community-based researchers.

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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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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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