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
Mary Jo Baisch Associate Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No Yes
James Bockeloh Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, RN, FNP-BC University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Susan Bonis Clinical Assistant Professor PhD, RN University of Massachusetts-Amherst Yes No
Freddy Cao Clinical Associate Professor MD, PhD University of Tokyo Yes No
Jacqueline Clinton Professor PhD, RN, FAAN No Yes
Amy Coenen Professor PhD, RN, FAAN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No Yes
Kathleen V. Cowles Associate Professor PhD, RN University of Illinois-Chicago No Yes
Julie Darmody Clinical Associate Professor PhD, RN, ACNS-BS University of Wisconsin-Madison Yes No
Susan L. Dean-Baar Professor PhD, RN, FAAN Loyola University No Yes
Elizabeth C. Devine Professor PhD, RN, FAAN University of Illinois-Chicago No Yes
Jennifer Doering Associate Professor PhD, RN University of Arizona Yes No
Anne Dressel Assistant Professor PhD, CEPH, MLIS, MA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Teresa DuChateau Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, RN, CPNP Michigan State Universtiy Yes No
Timothy Ehlinger Associate Professor PhD Michigan State University Yes No
Julie Ellis Assistant Professor PhD, RN, GCNS-BC University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Jeanne Erickson Assistant Professor PhD, RN, AOCN University of Utah Yes No
Susan A. Fontana Associate Professor PhD University of Illinois-Chicago No Yes
Lauren K. Glass Professor PhD, RN, FAAN University of Illinois No Yes
Sandeep Gopalakrishan Assistant Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Jeana Holt Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, RN, FNP-BC, APNP University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Seok Hyun (Joshua) Gwon Assistant Professor PhD, MSN, RN University of Virginia, Charlottesville Yes No
Eugenie Hildebrandt Associate Professor PhD, RN, ANP University of Witwatersrand Medical No Yes
Kay Jansen Clinical Professor DNP, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Teresa Johnson Associate Professor PhD, RN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Peninnah Kako Associate Professor PhD, RN, FNP-BC, APNP University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Jennifer Kibicho Assistant Professor PhD Wayne State University Yes No
Carol Klingbeil Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, RN, CPNP-PC University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Christine Kovach Professor PhD, RN, FAAN University of Rochester Yes No
Alice M. Kuramoto Professor PhD, RN, FAAN University of Michigan No Yes
Norma Lang Professor PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN Marquette University No Yes
Jane S. Leske Professor PhD, ACNS-BC, FAAN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No Yes
Kim Litwack Professor PhD, RN, APNP, FAAN Kent State University Yes No
Heidi Luft Assistant Professor PhD, RN Colombia University Yes No
Sally Lundeen Professor PhD, RN, FAAN University of Illinois No Yes
Sandra Millon-Underwood Professor PhD, RN, FAAN Northwestern University Yes No
Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu Associate Professor PhD, RN University of Wisconsin-Madison Yes No
Sarah Morgan Clinical Associate Professor PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Karen Morin Professor DSN, RN, ANEF, FAAN University of Alabama at Birmingham Yes Yes
Ellen K. Murphy Professor JD, MS, RN, FAAN University of Wisconsin-Madison No Yes
Hyun Kyoung Oh Assistant Professor PhD, RN University of Iowa Yes No
Sandra Plach Associate Professor PhD, RN, CCRN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No Yes
Michele Polfuss Assistant Professor PhD, RN, CPNP, AC/PC Marquette University Yes No
Carol M Porth Professor PhD, RN Medical College of Wisconsin No Yes
Beth L. Rodgers Professor PhD, RN, FAAN University of Virginia No Yes
Kimberly Ryan Clinical Assistant Professor DNP, FNP-BC, RN Concordia University Yes No
Kathleen Sawin Professor PhD, CPNP-PC, FAAN No Yes
Diane Schadewald Clinical Associate Professor DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC University of Minnesota Yes No
Rachel Schiffman Professor PhD, RN, FAAN University of Connecticut Yes No
Florence E. Selder Professor PhD, RN, FAAN University of Illinois No Yes
Julie Snethen Associate Professor PhD, RN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Patricia E. Stevens Professor PhD, RN, FAAN University of California-San Francisco No Yes
Murad Taani Assistant Professor PhD, MPH University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
AkkeNeel Talsma Associate Professor PhD, RN, FAAN University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Yes No
Vipavee Thongpriwan Clinical Assistant Professor PhD, RN University of Illinois-Chicago Yes No
Mary E. Wierenga Professor PhD, RN Michigan State University No Yes
Joan A. Wilk Associate Professor PhD, RN University of Texas at Austin No Yes
Bev Zabler Clinical Assistant Professor PhD, RN University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No