As the largest nursing program in the state of Wisconsin, the UWM College of Nursing remains at the forefront of nursing education with its innovative academic programs. Our BS in Nursing program differentiates itself from being a concept and competency-based curriculum, taught by clinical experts. We have three options for BSN degree completion: BSN@Home, face to face classes BSN@Work and the UW FLEX Option (online competency based). Our MN program graduates strong second-degree students who have returned to school to pursue a nursing career. Our DNP prepares not only advanced practice nurses but also leaders in nursing systems and health informatics. We look to expand our offerings in 2019 with Psychiatric-Mental Health NP and in 2020 with Acute Care NP options. We graduate more PhD nurse scientists than any other program in the state!
Our nursing faculty directs their research energy in addressing local, regional, national and global health issues, such as smoking, chronic disease, self-management science, obesity, maternal-infant health, pain, elder care, wound care and vulnerable populations. The College of Nursing is the only NIH funded Center (Self-Management Science Center) on the UWM campus!
As an urban university, our focus is on our community, Milwaukee, where the College operates two community-based nursing centers within two under-served neighborhoods. A creative new population health undergraduate course embeds our students within the greater Milwaukee communities and community agencies to help serve the citizens of Milwaukee. With our consortial program at UW-Parkside, students are also embedded in the Kenosha-Racine communities.
Come to learn more about the UWM College of Nursing. I think you will agree with me that we have a lot to be excited about!
Kim Litwack, PhD, RN, FAAN, APNP