A nursing graduate receives her diploma from Dean Linda Scott.
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Congratulations Class of 2023!

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Canary Savage Girardeau class photo circa 1953.
Canary Savage Girardeau

Announcing the Canary Savage Girardeau Award for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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Let summer begin! Our summer courses explore holistic and interdisciplinary health care with online and hybrid options to fit your busy schedule.

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2022 Best Undergraduate Nursing Program
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(among public colleges, 19th overall)

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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.

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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