BSN and Pharmacy students working together with Prof. Paula Jarzemsky.

Nursing Professional Development


Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership

The Nursing Professional Development program at the School of Nursing is part of UW–Madison’s Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership, which includes the continuing education units of the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy.

The mission of the Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership is to provide exemplary and innovative accredited interprofessional continuing education that improves the skills and strategies of healthcare teams, leading to healthier patients and communities.

Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, the Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Through Joint Accreditation™ we offer continuing education credit for physician assistants, pharmacists, physicians, psychologists, and social workers through a single, unified application process, fee structure, and accreditation standards.


Nina Berge, BA

Position title: NPD Associate


Phone: 608-262-8017

Sue Gaard, MS, RN

Position title: Nursing Professional Development Director


Phone: 608-263-6352

Grace Leonard, EdM, BA

Position title: Teaching, Learning, and Technology Specialist


Phone: 608-263-5323

Tracy Mrochek, MPA, BSN, BA, RN

Position title: Nursing Professional Development Manager


Phone: 608-263-5265