School of Nursing
The School of Nursing, established in 1924, first offered a three-year certificate program and then a five-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hygiene. Today, it offers a four-year academic curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.) degree. The bachelor of science program prepares individuals for entry-level professional practice and provides a basis for leadership roles and graduate study.
The School of Nursing offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program which is a clinical doctorate degree. The purpose of the DNP program is to prepare nurses for the most advanced level of nursing practice and clinical faculty positions. The school also offers a program leading to the doctor of philosophy degree with a major in nursing. The program is characterized by an early and intensive emphasis on research.
The mission of the school is to prepare leaders in nursing research, education, practice, and service.
The baccalaureate and master's programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The baccalaureate program also is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing. Graduates preparing for nursing practice are eligible to take the licensing examination given by the State Board.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Health Sciences Learning Center is one of the nation's premier facilities of its type. The site of classroom instruction and clinical skills training for the UW medical and nursing schools, it also houses the Ebling Health Sciences Library.
The learning center features sophisticated instructional technologies, including advanced digital capabilities throughout its lecture halls, classrooms, clinical training and assessment areas, computing laboratories and distance education centers. The building was designed to enhance individual and small-group learning.
The Health Sciences Learning Center is connected to both the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics—the primary clinical training site for the health sciences—and Rennebohm Hall, the home of the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy.
Faculty: Professors Baumann, Bowers (associate dean), Brennan, Brown (CHS), Heidrich, Lauver, May (dean), Nehls (associate dean), Oakley, Porter, Riesch, Ward; Associate Professors Aradine, Kwekkeboom, Murray (associate dean), Zahner; Assistant Professors Anderson, Kehl, Muehrer, Severtson, Tluczek, Ward; Clinical Professors Galarowicz, Jarzemsky, Kruger, Scheibel, Solheim; Clinical Associate Professors Borden, Dunst, Girdley, Hartjes, Haynes-Brokopp, Johnson, Kruse-Nelles, Pellino, Rice, Schmidt, Tipple, Vosters, Williams; Clinical Assistant Professors Delagrave, Eisch-Schweitzer, Herman, Lues, Mulry, Seiler-Schultz, Udelhoffen, Voge, Wachholz, Yadro; Clinical Instructors Casper, Cattapan, Egan, Hirvela, Larson, Miller, Poole, Schulz, Stoskopf