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.

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

  • Littlefield Leadership LectureThe School of Nursing is pleased to announce Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, currently president-elect of AARP, as our presenter for the 18th annual Littlefield Leadership Lecture.
  • photo of nursing students who helped tornado victims in Barron & Rusk counties
    Nursing Students Aid in Tornado Relief EffortIn mid-May, seven nursing students in northwestern Wisconsin as part of the rural health care immersion program helped in recovery efforts after Rusk and Barron counties were struck by a tornado.
  • photo of D. MarySue Heilemann
    International Expert on Media Portrayal of Nurses—Video Available!On May 10, School of Nursing alumna Dr. MarySue Heilemann gave a lecture on her work to make nurse characters more realistic and offered a colloquium on her research about using storytelling to treat depression.