Signe Skott Cooper teaching a continuing education class for nurses on the radio in 1966.
Signe Skott Cooper in military attire.

Happy birthday Signe Skott Cooper! A nursing visionary, Cooper died in 2013, but her legacy lives on.

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Signe Skott Cooper Hall at sunset
Jean Johnson and Effy Yu

Congratulations to the 2022 Nurses Alumni Organization award winners Jean Johnson and Effy Yu!

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MJ Joseph and Danielle Harris make the W hand symbol.

The Fall 2022 issue of ForwardNursing is now available online!

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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.

Nurse speaking to elderly woman

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.

School Nurse

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