Dean’s Message


Dear prospective and current students, parents, faculty, donors, alumni, and community partners—

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing!

Whether you are considering nursing as a career, advancing your education in practice or research, or exploring employment with us, the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is a great place to be. Signe Skott Cooper Hall, home to the School of Nursing since 2014, offers high-fidelity simulation labs—from the intensive care unit to home—25 research suites, and one of the largest active learning classroom complexes in the country. Rich opportunities for education, research and clinical collaboration await you.

At the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, nurses lead.

  • We collaborate with campus and community research and practice partners to integrate evidence-based practice, and we prepare health professions students for team-delivered care.
  • We care for and about the diverse populations we serve by facilitating and improving nursing education across practice settings.
  • We research new and better ways to deliver health care, improve health, and achieve positive outcomes.
  • We innovate–in our curriculum, in our learning spaces, in our practice, in our research and in our programs.

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.

On Wisconsin!

Linda D. Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Dean and Professor, UW–Madison School of Nursing

photo of students in the Cooper Hall atrium
BSN students working with a simulation mannequin
Nursing students in a technology-enhanced active learning classroom
photo of School of Nursing Dean Linda Scott with School of Nursing alumni dressed in Badger red, making the Wisconsin "W" symbol with their hands