Students are key research partners and clinical partners in the College of Nursing.  Students earn either a PhD in Nursing or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree.  Students design projects that increase the discipline of nursing’s knowledge base and that influence how practice is undertaken.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the College of Nursing at UWM among the top 15 % of nursing schools with graduate programs because our students play such an active role in research and clinical practice.  Such involvement leads to the creation of bold, effective solutions that promote wellness.

UWM: The Research-University Advantage

UWM is one of the nation’s top 131 research universities as recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 

Every academic program is enhanced by the full UWM experience: a top research university with more than 14 schools and colleges, a diverse, dynamic campus-life scene that blends academics and the arts, entertainment and culture, collegiate traditions and 21st-century innovation.

Nursing Doctoral Programs

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program is a practice-focused doctoral program that prepares students for the highest level of clinical nursing practice beyond the initial preparation in the discipline.

BS to DNP
Online Post-Master’s DNP
DNP/MBA

Students at UW-Milwaukee entering the PhD in Nursing program can enter with a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Faculty mentors help PhD candidates define their success early, and plan and conduct cutting-edge research.

BS to PhD in Nursing
Online PhD in Nursing
PhD in Nursing (on-campus)