Institutes, Centers and Initiatives

Institute for Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education

The purpose of the  Institute for Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education is to improve the quality of care for dying persons and their families. Persons who are terminally ill have multiple needs involving physical, spiritual, psychosocial, family and economic domains. The Institute for End of Life Care Education addresses these needs through three avenues: professional education, community education and research.

Institute for Natural Family Planning

The Marquette University College of Nursing's Institute for Natural Family Planning was established in 1997 for the purpose of providing professional education, research and service in natural family planning. Reflecting the mission of Marquette, the mission of the INFP is to serve God by contributing to the advancement of knowledge in NFP and by collaboration with the Catholic Church in local, state and national NFP programs.

Marquette Clinic for Women and Children

MCWC is a caring, nurturing central city clinic for some of Milwaukee's most vulnerable. The clinic is a clear example of living Marquette's mission Be The Difference. It serves underinsured and uninsured, low-income women who lack reliable health care. Faculty, along with students in the graduate and undergraduate programs, and clinic staff provide the services. We do this in a manner that emerges from the mission of Marquette's College of Nursing, reflecting a commitment to excellence, faith, leadership and service. Care is based on a concern for ethical values, cultural competence and a holistic approach to patient care. The mission also enhances the academic possibilities for nursing faculty and students through the practice and study of innovative approaches to nursing care and nursing care delivery.

Project Beyond

Project BEYOND-2 seeks to encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue a rewarding career in professional nursing. As a nursing student, you will join a community of support at the Marquette University College of Nursing. Faculty, advisers and community leaders will assist you in achieving academic success.

Wisconsin Nurse Residency Program

The Wisconsin Nurse Residency Program is a structured learning experience for new registered nurses designed to promote effective transition into professional practice. It is a federally funded statewide collaboration between Marquette and rural and urban acute care health care partners in Wisconsin.

Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship

The Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship provides support services for faculty and students engaged in research activities. Director Richard J. Fehring, Ph.D., RN employs research assistants and an administrative assistant. A variety of software applications is available in the office for both quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Support for development and use of Teleforms™ is also available. Other services include assistance with locating funding sources, proposal development, proposal critique and proposal submission. In addition, assistance with data management and support for ongoing research activities are available.

Wisconsin Center for Nursing

The Marquette University College of Nursing is committed to ensuring the health of the people of Wisconsin through the provision of an adequate and competent nurse workforce. Because of an aging nursing workforce and the increased demand for nursing care for an aging population, there is a projected 13 percent nursing shortage in Wisconsin in the next 15 years. The Wisconsin Center for Nursing was created to alleviate this potential public health crisis in Wisconsin. The center is the culmination of years of collaboration among Wisconsin nursing leaders in practice, education and policy through the Wisconsin Nursing Redesign Consortium. Faculty and administration at the MUCN were actively involved in the consortium and continue their leadership in the center.