An aerial view of the west side of the UW-Madison campus, including Picnic Point
Distinguished Alumna Barbara Gruendemann

School of Nursing alumna and supporter Barbara Gruendemann Cert ’58, ’59, passed away peacefully in July 2022 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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BSN students School of Nursing UW Madison

The annual Nurses Alumni Organization meeting will be held on October 5 from 5:30-6:30pm CT. All alumni are welcome to attend.

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An audience watches John Lowe deliver the 2019 Littlefield Lecture
Rear Admiral Susan M. Orsega

Join us for the 23rd annual Littlefield Leadership Lecture on November 2nd with Rear Admiral Susan M. Orsega.

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A group of nursing students wearing scrubs and masks stand next to a table and chairs in Cooper Hall, making the W sign with their hands.
The Spring 2022 cover of Forward Nursing shows an illustrated collage and the text: pushing boundaries through innovation and research

The Spring 2022 issue of ForwardNursing is now available online!

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Homecoming at UW Madison School of Nursing
Bucky making a W

Join us for the annual Nurses Alumni Organization and School of Nursing Homecoming tailgate, awards program, and football game!

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May 1997 Class Photo
Class of 1997 Group Photo

Join us on November 2nd to celebrate the Class of 1997!

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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