As part of UWM’s long-term strategic planning, several UWM schools and colleges are being realigned. The process is underway and will be effective July 1, 2023.
Learn more about how the realignment will impact the College of Nursing.
Students in the Simulation Lab at UW Parkside

UWM’s College 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.

The college is consistently ranked in the top 15% of colleges of nursing with graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report, and UWM is of the nation’s top 131 research universities as recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Milwaukee offers future students a vibrant city on the shores of Lake Michigan just 90 minutes north of Chicago. Milwaukee boasts a beautiful lakefront, a world-class art museum, hundreds of parks and recreational opportunities, major league sports, a range of unique restaurants and exciting events all year round. Big enough to offer big city amenities, small enough that it’s possible to get most places within 20 minutes.

Undergraduate nursing education maximizes hands-on learning, technological innovation and training, and a comprehensive survey of nursing theory and practice. Clinical placements at community-partner sites and intensive study define the last half of your undergraduate education.
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UWM’s College of Nursing graduate programs are ranked in the top 15% by U.S. News and World Report. Learn more about the variety of graduate programs offered in nursing and sustainable peacebuilding.
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Early planning is key to ensure a smooth transition to UWM’s College of Nursing. Students looking for a change of major or official institutional transfer can learn more about credit equivalency, eligibility and application.
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UWM encourages international students to apply to our exciting variety of degree programs, including nursing (undergraduate, master’s and doctoral) and sustainable peacebuilding (master’s).
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Students with an existing bachelor’s degree often seek out second degree programs. The college offers a variety of program options that help you achieve your academic and career goals.
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Expand your certifications and licensure with a UWM graduate certificate. Choose from graduate certificates that expand your knowledge and population or specialization and licensure (designed for the APRN-prepared nurse).
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Nursing students with Dean Kim Litwack at Reception
Scholarship recipients with College of Nursing Dean Kim Litwack and Scholarship Coordinator Mike Walk.

Scholarships & Funding

We understand that financial support is important to every student.

A variety of options are available to help future students finance their education at UWM, including over $500,000 in nursing scholarships awarded annually, as well as loans, grants, student employment, fellowships, military education benefits and more.

Nursing Scholars and Honors Programs

At UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing, students have opportunities to be in programs such as our Nursing Scholars Program, Honors College or live in the Health Care Living Learning Community.

Learn more about the variety of options we offer that can enhance your college experience at UW-Milwaukee.

UWM nursing students