Students fill the auditorium at the School of Nursing's annual White Coat Ceremony.
School of Nursing students during the annual White Coat ceremony

Honor the legacy of Badger Nurses by naming a seat in our auditorium.

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The School of Nursing Class of 1927

Support the next 100 years of the School of Nursing.

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BSN students School of Nursing UW Madison

Build a meaningful and lasting legacy by including the School of Nursing in your estate plan.

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Badger Nurses Change Lives

“Our vision is to improve health for all.”

Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN, dean and professor, UW–Madison School of Nursing

Centennial Events

Celebrate 100 years of Badger nursing!

Join us for a year of events celebrating our past, present, and future.

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Make an Impact

Support Students

Fund scholarships and fellowships that remove barriers to education for students, preparing nurses who will lead in a future that delivers equitable care.

Nursing students make the W sign inside Cooper Hall

Support Faculty

Fund faculty growth and initiatives to ensure that the very best guidance, mentorship, teaching, and research will shape the future nursing workforce, practice, and policies.

Two graduate students tend to a mannequin "patient" in the CTEN hospital suite as an instructor looks on

Support Innovative Research

Fund inclusive research leading to knowledge and discoveries that will inform changes in care practice and policy—mitigating disparities, building health equity, and improving health on the largest scale.

Dr. Linda Oakley meets with a patient at the UW South Madison Partnership

Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Fund efforts to support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture at the School of Nursing.

The 2022 Student Ambassadors

Support Through Connection

Badger Nurses Change Lives through connection, mentorship, and networking. The School of Nursing is hoping you will stay connected through the Badger Nurse Network, consider mentoring a current student, and share your story.

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Honor the Legacy of a Badger Nurse

In honor of our 100th anniversary, we are offering an opportunity to establish your legacy, honor a respected colleague, or celebrate a loved one by naming a seat in our auditorium.

Canary Savage Girardeau receives a round of applause.

By the Numbers

Donors to the BNCL campaign

New endowed faculty professorships/chairs

Mercile J. Lee Scholarships established in support of  underrepresented students

“I learned the importance of being a change agent, standing for what was right, and realizing the responsibilities of my role to provide quality care wherever I practiced.”

Barbara Brown, Class of 1971

“Nursing is such a rewarding career. There’s always something new to learn, and you get to apply that knowledge to help. I’ve been very fortunate to have the opportunity to touch people’s lives in a way only a nurse can.”

Kevin Franco Valle ’15

Contact Us

Isabel Andrews

Position title: Senior Director of Development


Phone: 608-263-6007

Jordan Langer

Position title: Advancement Manager


Phone: 608-262-1179