Mentors Make a Difference for DNPs

Mary Francois DNP ’16 is no stranger to hard work and accomplishment. The program director of the Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Service Line at UW Health had risen through the ranks from RN to a …

Beyond the Clinic

School of Nursing alumna and street-medicine volunteer finds renewed purpose in retirement. After a 43-year career, Nan Wild MS ’99 was ready to retire. With decades of practice as both an RN and a nurse …

Taking It All In

Emily Schumacher graduated in 2010 and entered practice in an oncology, neurology, and neurosurgery unit at American Family Children’s Hospital. Three years later, she enrolled part-time in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, which she will complete this spring. “I found what I was supposed to do. It was nursing,” she says. “It was a combination of all the things I love.”