UW Milwaukee School of Nursing

The UWM College of Nursing is a vibrant, innovative environment for teaching, research, practice and service to the community and the profession. Proud to offer their students the highest degree of academic rigor, CON faculty continues to create innovative classroom environments and provide the latest technological teaching tools. The College of Nursing research portfolio grows annually, last year gaining the 28th position of nursing colleges receiving NIH funding.

School is committed to engagement with scholars and scientists from other disciplines and the community to promote innovation and discovery that will provide solutions to advance health for all.


Center for Cultural Diversity and Global Health

The Center for Cultural Diversity and Global Health uses nursing practice, research, scholarship, education and public policy to promote culturally informed, appropriate, competent, and ethical health care.

Center for Nursing History

The Center for Nursing History is one of a small number of centers dedicated to a historical appreciation of nursings influence in health care. It was founded in 1975.

Harriet H. Werley Center for Nursing Research and Evaluation

The overall goal of the WCNRE is to develop and actualize the research potential of the College of Nursing faculty and the nursing community it serves.

Institute for Urban Health Partnerships

The IUHP links the expertise of university faculty and staff with the expertise of public and private organizations and residents to develop more effective solutions to pressing health care issues. The IUHP has provided surrounding neighborhoods with innovative health delivery programs for more than 20 years through community-based nursing centers.

Nursing Learning Resource Center

At the NLRC, located on the third floor of Cunningham Hall, students learn and practice a variety of clinical nursing skills. The center offers these resources to students: Practice Laboratory areas, Media Library and Information Center and Computer Lab.

Self Management Science Center

The purpose of the NIH-Funded Self Management Science Center (SMSC) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing is to expand programs of research aimed at enhancing the science of self-management in individuals and families.

Career Opportunities

The College of Nursing offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in nursing.

The UWM College of Nursing’s Graduate Program is always ranked by US NEWS & WORLD REPORT in the top 10% of all graduate programs. Throughout its history, the College has been widely recognized for its innovation, leadership in the profession of nursing, and extensive history of collaboration with diverse community agencies.

The College of Nursing supports the University’s urban mission by responding to the health needs of individuals, families, groups, and populations in urban communities. The College is proud of world class faculty, more than 1/3 of whom have been inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing. The College of Nursing faculty research portfolio has grown exponentially in the past three years and research funding exceeds $3M annually with 45% of all tenure track faculty holding extramurally funded projects.

Teaching Positions

Doctorally Prepared Clinical Faculty

Clinical Faculty

Non-Teaching Positions

Assistant Researcher – Statistician

Associate Scientist – Director of Evidence Synthesis

Preceptor Opportunities

Interested in being a clinical preceptor? The UWM College of Nursing looks to the community, within the greater Milwaukee area and other parts of the state, for BSN prepared nurses to precept RNs returning to school and for MSN prepared CNS and NPs for students preparing for Advanced Practice positions as Clinical Nurse Specialists and Family Nurse Practitioners.

Precepting is a great way to mentor new providers and counts towards recertification as well.

Centers & Projects

Solutions for Tomorrow

The College of Nursings centers are staffed with expert personnel that provide significant resources to faculty, staff and students. These centers focus on a wide spectrum of subjects within the field of nursing including student learning, global health, urban health, self-management, nursing history and research. Supported by these centers, the funded projects led by the College of Nursing faculty cover an equally impressive range of topics. In the past few years, CON has continued to expanded our global outlook, providing a variety of study aboard options for students, research opportunities for faculty and faculty exchange programs allowing for College of Nursing to connect with universities across the world.

Discovering Ways to Improve Health and Health Care

The College of Nursing is celebrating an enormous increase in extramural research. Supported by the excellent staff of the Harriet H. Werley Center for Nursing Research and Evaluation, over 75% of all UWM tenure track faculty members are currently conducting funded research. Nursing faculty and staff led the campus, in 2007, in percentage increase in extramural funding with a 191% increase over the college average for the prior three years. Last year, the CON was ranked 28th in NIH funding to nursing schools and Dr. Rachel Schiffman, Associate Dean for Research, projects even higher rankings in coming years.

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