The College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in nursing, a Master of Nursing (MN) degree, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. These nursing programs are fully approved through the State of Wisconsin Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The College also offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in nursing.

Vision

As an innovative, academic community, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College 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.

Mission

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College 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 advance science in nursing and health.
  • Address health through evidence based practice and interprofessional collaboration.
  • Develop leaders who transform health care delivery and health policy.

Core Values

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

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

Programs

Undergraduate

Master's

Doctoral

Certificates

Requirements for Employment, Licensing, or Professional Organizations

Students should be aware that some professions, occupations, and employers are subject to licensing and/or bonding requirements. When a course of study includes clinical or field training, practice teaching, internships, or the like, students will be subject to a check of criminal conviction records, prior to acceptance of a student by the placement site. Drug testing is also a requirement prior to starting clinical, as is verification of health and immunization status. Students are responsible for obtaining the information necessary for them to become knowledgeable about these requirements and plan their studies accordingly. Please contact the appropriate department or program office for further information.

Nursing Courses

Peace Studies Courses

UW System Collaborative Nursing Program Courses

NameRankDegreeSchoolGraduate FacultyEmeritus Faculty
Alexa Anderson Assistant Professor PhD University of Vermont Yes No
JoAnn Appleyard Academic Staff Emerita PhD, RN No Yes
Mary Jo Baisch Associate Professor Emerita PhD, RN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No Yes
Jean Bell-Calvin Clinical Assistant Professor Emerita MS, RN, PHCNS-BC No Yes
Janet Bitzan Clinical Professor Emerita PhD, RN No Yes
Rosina Bloomingdale Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, MSN, AGCNS-BC, GCNS, APNP No No
Lisa Brennan Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, MBA, RN, FNP-BC No No
Kristie Brooke Clinical Assistant Professor MSN, RN, APRN-BC, FNP No No
Melissa Brown Traditional BS Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor PhD, RN, CNE No No
Freddy Cao Clinical Associate Professor MD, PhD University of Tokyo No No
Amy Coenen Professor Emerita PhD, RN, FAAN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No Yes
Kathleen V. Cowles Professor Emerita PhD, RN University of Illinois-Chicago No Yes
Julie Darmody Professor Emerita PhD, RN, ACNS-BS University of Wisconsin-Madison No Yes
Jacqueline Davit Senior Advisor Emerita MSN, RN No Yes
Susan L. Dean-Baar Professor Emerita PhD, RN, FAAN Loyola University No Yes
Elizabeth C. Devine Professor Emerita PhD, RN, FAAN University of Illinois-Chicago No Yes
Jennifer Doering Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor PhD, RN University of Arizona Yes No
Anne Dressel Assistant Professor PhD, CEPH, MLIS, MA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Lisa Drew Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, MBA, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, APNP No No
Amu Driscoll Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, RN, GCNS-BC No No
Timothy Ehlinger Associate Professor PhD Michigan State University Yes No
Julie Ellis Associate Professor PhD, RN, GCNS-BC University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Jeanne Erickson Associate Professor PhD, RN, AOCN University of Utah Yes No
Susan A. Fontana Associate Professor Emerita PhD, APRN, FNP-BC University of Illinois-Chicago No Yes
Kathryn Gaspard Clinical Associate Professor Emerita PhD No Yes
Lauren K. Glass Professor Emerita PhD, RN, FAAN University of Illinois No Yes
Kaboni Gondwe Assistant Professor PhD, RN Duke University Yes No
Sandeep Gopalakrishan Assistant Professor PhD, DAPWCA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Barbara Haase Assistant Professor PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC Yes No
Deanna Harcarik Clinical Assistant Professor MSN, CNS, RN No No
Jeanne Hewitt Associate Professor Emerita PhD, RN No Yes
Eugenie Hildebrandt Associate Professor Emerita PhD, RN, ANP University of Witwatersrand Medical No Yes
Jeana Holt Assistant Professor PhD, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, APNP University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Seok Hyun (Joshua) Gwon Assistant Professor PhD, RN University of Virginia, Charlottesville Yes No
Teresa Johnson Professor PhD, RN University of Illinois-Chicago Yes No
Peninnah Kako Associate Professor PhD, RN, FNP-BC, APNP University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Jennifer Kibicho Associate Professor PhD, CPA(K) Wayne State University Yes No
Carol Klingbeil DNP Program Director & Clinical Associate Professor DNP, RN, CPNP-PC University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Christine Kovach UWM Distinguished Professor Emerita PhD, RN, FAAN University of Rochester No Yes
Alice M. Kuramoto Professor Emerita PhD, RN, FAAN University of Michigan No Yes
Norma Lang Professor Emerita, WI Regent Distinguished Professor, Aurora Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality & Informatics PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN Marquette University No Yes
Jane S. Leske Professor Emerita PhD, ACNS-BC, FAAN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No Yes
Kim Litwack Dean & Professor PhD, RN, APNP, FAAN Kent State University Yes No
Paula Lucey Clinical Assistant Professor PhD No No
Sally Lundeen Professor Emerita PhD, RN, FAAN University of Illinois No Yes
Rebecca Mcallister Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, FNP-BC, APNP No No
Natalie McAndrew Assistant Professor PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN Yes No
Melissa Melcher Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, MN, CNL-BC, FNP-BC No No
Lisa Mihlbauer Clinical Associate Professor Emerita MS, RN, IBCLC, CNE No Yes
Sandra Millon-Underwood Professor Emerita PhD, RN, FAAN Northwestern University No Yes
Melissa Milne Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, RN, APNP, FNP-BC, CARN-AP No No
Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu Professor PhD, RN University of Wisconsin-Madison Yes No
Sarah Morgan Clinical Associate Professor PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, CNL University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Karen Morin Professor Emerita DSN, RN, ANEF, FAAN University of Alabama at Birmingham No Yes
Ellen K. Murphy Professor Emerita JD, RN, FAAN University of Wisconsin-Madison No Yes
Rochelle Nelson Clinical Assistant Professor MS, CNS No No
Hyunkyoung Oh Assistant Professor PhD, RN University of Iowa Yes No
Sandra Plach Professor Emerita PhD, RN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No Yes
Michele Polfuss Associate Professor PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC Marquette University Yes No
Carol M Porth Professor Emerita PhD, RN Medical College of Wisconsin No Yes
Herb Raasch Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, APNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP No No
Sheila Reynolds Clinical Assistant Professor CSNS, BC No No
Karyn Roberts Clinical Assistant Professor PhD, RN, CHSe No No
Beth L. Rodgers Professor Emerita PhD, RN, FAAN University of Virginia No Yes
Linda Romanski Clinical Assistant Professor MSN, RN No No
Marijo Rommelfaenger Clinical Assistant Professor PhD, RN No No
Jessica Rotier NLRC Director & Clinical Assistant Professor MSN/Ed, RN, CHSE, CNE No No
Kimberly Ryan Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, FNP-BC, RN Concordia University No No
Kathleen Sawin Professor Emerita PhD, CPNP-PC, FAAN No Yes
Diane Schadewald Clinical Professor DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CNE University of Minnesota No No
Rachel Schiffman Professor Emerita PhD, RN, FAAN University of Connecticut No Yes
Doris Schoneman Clinical Associate Professor Emerita No Yes
Florence E. Selder Professor Emerita PhD, RN, FAAN University of Illinois No Yes
Mandy Sheriff Clinical Assistant Professor MSN, RN, CNE No No
Nicole Simonson RN-to-BSN Program Director & Clinical Associate Professor DNP, RN No No
Diane Smith Clinical Professor Emerita No Yes
Julie Snethen Professor PhD, RN, FAAN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Patricia E. Stevens Professor Emerita PhD, RN, FAAN University of California-San Francisco No Yes
Kristen Swanson Clinical Assistant Professor MSN, APNP No No
Murad Taani Assistant Professor PhD, MPH, RN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
AkkeNeel Talsma Associate Professor PhD, RN, FAAN University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Yes No
Vipavee Thongpriwan Clinical Associate Professor PhD, RN University of Illinois-Chicago No No
Ruth Treisman Clinical Assistant Professor MSN, RN, APNP-BC No No
Lance Weinhardt Associate Dean for Research & Professor PhD No No
Kathryn Weis Clinical Assistant Professor No No
Mary E. Wierenga Professor Emerita PhD, RN Michigan State University No Yes
Joan A. Wilk Associate Professor Emerita PhD, RN University of Texas at Austin No Yes
Lynne Woehrle MSP Program Director & Associate Professor PhD Yes No
Bev Zabler Clinical Assistant Professor Emerita PhD, MS, BS University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No Yes
Carolyn Ziebert Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, RN, PCNS-BC No No
Joanne Lipo Zovic Faculty Associate JD No No