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Thank you for participating in the inaugural Marquette University College of Nursing NightinGala on Nov. 4. Because of you, we raised $120,000 for the college's outreach programs, which benefit care for Milwaukee's most vulnerable populations.
Relive the evening with this photo slideshow.

Save the date for next year's event: Friday, Nov. 3, at the Wisconsin Club.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Adrienne Roche at or (414) 288-1534.

New Dean!

Join us in welcoming Dr. Janet Krejci RN,PhD,NEA-BC back to Marquette.

Dr. Krejci began her tenure as the Dean of the College of Nursing at Marquette University, where she served from 1988-2009 as Faculty, Graduate Option Coordinator, and Associate Dean. She most recently served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost at Illinois State University, Bloomington -Normal, following her role as Dean of the Mennonite College of Nursing since 2009.

In addition, Dr. Krejci was recognized as an American Council on Education Fellow from 2007-2008, and a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Fellow from 2008-2011.

Dr. Krejci received her BSN,MSN, and PhD at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, and did a post graduate certificate at the University of Maryland. Her many teaching and professional leadership roles have consistently demonstrated her extraordinary skills in leadership and her passion for nursing. She brings a deep understanding of higher education, a passion for student and faculty success, and an enduring respect for Jesuit education and Marquette.

The James Wake Memorial Lecture

The James Wake Memorial Lecture was held at the AMU on November 14th, 2016, and was attended by approximately 150 people. This year’s speaker was Dr. Marie T. Nolan, R.N., F.A.A.N., an internationally recognized nurse scientist on the topic of “Patient and Family Decision-Making During Critical Illness and at End of Life”. Her research and presentation highlighted the complexity of end of life decision making for patients and family members.

The James Wake Memorial Lecture is held every 2 years in honor of the late James Wake, chaplain and husband of former Marquette Provost and College of Nursing Dean, Madeline Wake, R.N., F.A.A.N., who devoted his career in social work and chaplaincy to helping others. Heartfelt thanks go to our speaker Dr. Marie T. Nolan and to Dr. Madeline Wake. Additional thanks go to the faculty and staff who organized the event.

Dr. Nolan’s presentation can be viewed by visiting the Institute for Palliative and End of Life Care page at: and clicking on the video link

Event: Save the Date – National Marquette Day 2017

Save the date for National Marquette Day, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. We will be celebrating in Milwaukee at the Aloft Hotel prior to tip-off. Stay tuned for more information.

Event: DNP Capstone II Project Presentations and Celebration

DNP students will be presenting their final capstone projects to their DNP capstone faculty, project advisors, community stakeholders, and project supporters. All faculty, doctoral, and prospective DNP students are also welcome to attend. Each project is the culmination of the student’s leadership in a 2-semester long quality improvement, evidence informed, translational, or organizational change initiative.

DATE: Tuesday April 25, 2017

TIME: 4:00 – 6:45 PM

LOCATION: Clark Hall (Nursing Building) Room 111

Celebration of PhD Student

PhD students present posters regarding their developing and completed work. We conclude with apresentation by a recent PhD alumn. All Nursing PhD students attend. Faculty and students are welcome as are prospective PhD students!

DATE: Friday April 28, 2017 1:30-4pm

LOCATION: Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave Rooms 157 and 163

Event: 2017 Commencement Information

Baccalaureate Mass

DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2017

LOCATION: UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena: 4:30 p.m.

College of Nursing Ceremony

DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2017

LOCATION: Al McGuire Center 770 N. 12th St.
(Academic apparel will be worn)

6:30 p.m. Doors open
6:45 p.m. Assembly of graduates are requested to report to lower level Practice Court
7:30 p.m. Ceremony begins
(NO Tickets required)

All-University Commencement

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017 9:30 a.m.

LOCATION: BMO Harris Bradley Center

University Commencement website:

Questions: please contact Margie Felber at or 414.288.7347


College of Nursing graduate program ranks in top 10 percent in U.S. News & World Report

logoCollege of Nursing Continues to Excell!!

The 2017 graduate school rankings from U.S. News and World Report show Marquette programs rank among the best in the country. The Midwifery program is ranked #10 nationally and is the only program of its kind in the state of Wisconsin. The graduate program is ranked #58 out of 486 programs nationally, and are ranked higher than any other graduate programs in the state. Our DNP program was ranked #38 of 242 programs. Value Colleges ranked the DNP program #35 of the top 50 Best Value DNP programs in the country.

College Admits lts Largest Freshman Class in 2016

Our total undergraduate enrollment was 490 in 2014,565 in 2015, and will be 597 as of fall 2016. We have also been able to expand our graduate enrollment with the launch of our dístance ACNP program in lndianapolis in January, 2016, and the launch of the distance GEM program in the Pleasant Prairie area of Southeastern Wl and Noftheastern lL in═all, 2A16.

Marquette Nurses Learn to Be the Difference

Summer 2016 marked the ninth year that the college has offered junior and senior undergraduate nursing students, as well as direct entry MSN students the opportunity to complÚte their commrinity clinical experience in Piura, Peru. Students work in the parish clinics that monitor pregnant women, teach health-related programs to school children, work in an emergency roori with Peruvian physicians and nurses, and assist in a nursing home. lf medical teams are visiting, students assist in the pre/post-surgical areas in the parish clinics. Students spend most of their time with the "poorest of the poor" in the surrounding villages and find this to be a "life-changing experience" which cements the importance of a caring, connected community, both locally and globally.

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College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.