UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing offers graduate students a variety of choices from programs that reflect the opportunities and demands of today. You’ll contribute to important research that improves the quality of health care and promotes positive change in the broader community.

Academic Programs

The College of Nursing invites students to explore our variety of undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and certificate programs. Our undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing and sustainable peacebuilding serves as the educational foundation to impactful careers.

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Master’s options in the College of Nursing promote diversity, readiness and flexibility. Extensive on-campus and online courses are offered for the Master’s of Nursing (direct-entry master’s, or RN/BS to Master’s of Nursing) and the Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding. In addition, our programs include an experiential learning component in partnership with community and clinical partners.
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Doctoral students are key research and clinical partners in the College of Nursing. Students in either the PhD in Nursing or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree design projects that increase the discipline of nursing knowledge and that influence how practice is undertaken.
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The College of Nursing offers a wide variety of graduate certificate options, including post-master’s specialty role certificates such as the acute care adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, family nurse practitioner, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. In addition to the specialty role certificates, we offer additional certificates that can enhance a student’s knowledge base and provide further technical certification.
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Pennie Kako and Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu posing in front of a photo in UWM Cunningham Hall
Professors Pennie Kako and Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu in Cunningham Hall, home to the College of Nursing.

UWM: Among the World’s Best

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, a diverse, dynamic campus-life scene that blends academics and the arts, entertainment and culture, collegiate traditions and 21st-century innovation.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UWM’s College of Nursing among the top 10% of nursing schools with graduate programs because our students play such an active role in research and clinical practice. 


UWM Graduate School

Graduate education at UW-Milwaukee is more than just a degree. It’s an experience. Whether you are interested in a professional master’s degree, advancing your career with a certification, or conducting research and obtaining your doctorate, you can be confident that we are just as committed to your education as you are.

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