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UWM’s School of Nursing is home to Wisconsin’s largest nursing program, and for more than 50 years, it has provided life-saving training to health professionals in Wisconsin’s commercial, cultural and economic capital.

Across southeastern Wisconsin, our competitive, collaborative nursing program is valued for its ability to prepare science-based, compassionate nurse leaders through innovative, quality educational programs.

Preparing entry-level nursing professionals is only the beginning of our commitment to meeting the needs of diverse, in-demand nursing professions.

Skyline of downtown Milwaukee at dusk9,000+Alumni Worldwide
Undergraduate Students1,200
Graduate Students300

Advancing Science in Nursing

From pediatrics to geriatrics, community clinics to pharmaceutical labs, our faculty conduct research and scholarship that advances science in nursing and health, and they don’t do this alone.

The school recruits students from first-year undergraduates to online PhD candidates, nursing administrators to nurse practitioners, for research and mentorship opportunities that prepare School of Nursing graduates at every practice level to transform health care delivery and health policy.

Dr. Murad Taani working on a laptop with colleague
Professor Murad Taani working with a colleague.

UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing

As an innovative academic community, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing faculty, staff, students, and alumni are renowned practitioners, scientists and leaders in creating bold and transformative solutions for advancing local, national and global health.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing is a premier, urban, academic, collegial community that acts collaboratively with partners to:

  • Prepare a diverse population of students to become science based, compassionate, leaders through innovative, quality, educational programs for all settings and levels of practice
  • Conduct research and scholarship that advances science in nursing and health
  • Address health through evidence-based practice and interprofessional collaboration
  • Develop leaders who transform health care delivery and health policy.

As a diverse Community of Scholars that values academic discourse and debate in a climate of civility, we live our core values and create opportunities to understand the perspectives of all others.

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Excellence
  • Human Dignity
  • Integrity
  • Social Justice

We, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing community, demonstrate these core values in our learning, teaching, research, practice, and service.

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UW-Milwaukee campus just minutes away from Lake Michigan.
The School of Nursing has more than 50 years of building successful, longstanding partnerships with health and human service organizations, Wisconsin employers, public and private academic institutions, governmental units and community-based organizations and residents.
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The School of Nursing has several centers and institutes that focus on creating and sustaining healthier communities locally and globally through collaboration, science and historical reflection.
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We invite students to explore more about the variety of programs we offer, from a traditional BS in Nursing to programs in sustainable peacebuilding and graduate nursing options.
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Research is vital to the school’s mission as a premier, academic, collegial nursing community that is engaged in transforming health care delivery and health care policy, and promoting wellness from rural to urban communities, for patients in need of prenatal care to elder care.
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The School of Nursing is proud to announce the success of our students and faculty, including topics such as academic achievements, research excellence and community engagement.
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We invite you to explore our events that focus on future students, current students, faculty/staff, alumni, donors and friends of the school. We have a variety of in-person and virtual offerings.
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1921 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI  53211

Mailing Address
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
School of Nursing
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

Student Affairs Phone: 414-229-5047
Fax: 414-229-5554

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Phone: 414-229-5315

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Phone: 262-595-2480

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