About Us


To develop leaders for the profession and society - we make discoveries, enhance systems, and improve health through research, education and practice.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, established in 1924, is the leading nursing research institution in Wisconsin and a crucial part of the state's health care system.  As an integral academic partner situated in the health sciences sector of campus with the School of Medicine and Public Health and the School of Pharmacy, the School of Nursing collaborates with scientists and renowned researchers across the UW–Madison campus, the nation, and the world.  The school's research is translational in nature and grounded in practical application–the work being done has an immediate impact on Wisconsin's communities, hospitals, clinics, schools, and homes.

The school has an enrollment of more than 1000 students, offering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) degrees.

With more than $1 billion in research expenditures in 2009, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is the third largest research university in the country. The campus includes 13 academic schools and colleges and enrolls more than 40,000 students annually. There are 226 centers and institutes recognized and approved within the university that serve to organize activities for groups of people to collaborate.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.