No matter where their journey takes them, Badger nurses share a goal: to change lives through their strong commitment to service. Whether it’s bedside care, nursing research, or addressing global health issues — such as poverty and access to care — service makes an impact on individuals, families, communities, and systems around the world.
Get the latest in research, education, and practice from the School of Nursing, meet the people leading the way, and celebrate the impact of alumni across the state and around the world. ForwardNursing brings you meaningful stories about and for people working to promote health and advance healthcare.
Voices for Change
Service in the form of leadership is inherent to nursing. Through careers in research, education, practice, policy, and beyond, nurses recognize and seek to mitigate factors and conditions that impact health. In addition to intervention, …
Nurses work with communities instead of for them. Vulnerability, saying you don’t know, staying curious, keeping it real, learning from mistakes, and accepting progress not perfection is where both individual and collective healing begins.
By normalizing conversations about mental health and offering social and peer support for those who may be struggling, nurses can help erase the stigmas associated with mental illness. The most important phrase for nurses to remember when it comes to mental health and mental illness is simple: You are not alone.
More Fall 2021
The dean review for School of Nursing that began last fall has been completed, and Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Provost Karl Scholz look forward to working with Dean Scott for a second five-year term.
PhD candidates Jessica LeClair ’05, MPH, RN, and Nicole Thomas, BSN, RN, have been selected as Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare Scholars. The two are among 75 Jonas Scholars selected from 49 universities nationwide for …
As the School prepares for its centennial celebration in 2024, we want to highlight the many ways Badger nurses have served in the military ranks or been involved with veteran’s affairs.
In 2021, the Bowers Fellow was established in recognition of the legacy Dr. Barbara Bowers has created as a nurse educator, researcher, and philanthropist. We asked Dr. Bowers to tell us about her experience adding the School of Nursing to her estate plans.
Nancy Foreman Kaufman ’71 lived and breathed the Wisconsin Idea. She dedicated her life to the service of others and demonstrated impeccable leadership through her numerous personal and professional endeavors.
This fall, the School of Nursing honored the nursing Class of 1971 as they celebrated the 50th anniversary from graduation and established a legacy gift: the Class of 1971 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Support Fund
Preceptors challenge themselves to mentor nursing students for the good of the profession. Emily Schumacher ’10, DNP’18, CPNP, APNP, says her own student experiences with preceptors motivated her to take on the challenge.
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This fall, we celebrated our return to Signe Skott Cooper Hall after nearly 18 months away due to the coronavirus pandemic. We welcomed a new class of traditional bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) students with a white coat ceremony. We gathered our Class of 2022 for a class photo since they were unable to take one last year. And we welcomed back the Class of 2020 with a special celebration event. To say we love being home would be an understatement! Photos by Alexander André & Matayla DeBruin.