News: Marquette University College of Nursing to launch nurse anesthesia program

The Marquette University College of Nursing has announced a new Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program designed to meet a growing demand for nurse anesthetists. The program will bring together the nursing education and research expertise of Marquette with the clinical and educational thought leadership of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Read the press release online.

News: Dance Marathon raises $84,000 to benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

DMA group of Marquette students, including many from the College of Nursing, held their annual Dance Marathon to benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Norah Johnson, associate professor, was the faculty adviser. Students danced for eight hours straight to raise money and bring awareness for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. They raised $84,000. The story aired on Today's TMJ4.

Event: Celebration of PhD Students

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

DATE: Friday April 28, 2017 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

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

Event: Building Bridges Conference

19th annual Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice Conference

Improving Quality and Safety through Research

Date: May 12, 2017

Location: Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave

Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN Keynote Speaker
Moving Toward Patient and Family Centered Care

Event: 2017 Commencement Information

College of Nursing Ceremony

nurseNew this year, the College of Nursing will celebrate our graduates with a special ceremony on Saturday, May 20, at 7:30 at the Al McGuire Center. Our class size has grown and the Al McGuire Center will serve as a wonderful location to gather together to recognize all of their accomplishments.

Tickets are not required as we want give our graduates the opportunity to have their all of their family and friends attend.

Location: Al McGuire Center 770 N. 12th St.
(Academic apparel will be worn. Tickets not required)

Saturday, May 20
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

Questions: Margie Felber (414) 288-7347 (NO Tickets required)

Baccalaureate Mass

DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2017
LOCATION: UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena: 4:30 p.m.

All-University Commencement

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

BMO Harris Bradley Center

University Commencement website:http://www.marquette.edu/commencement/index.php

Questions: please contact Margie Felber at margaret.felber@marquette.edu or 414.288.7347PDF


logoCollege of Nursing graduate program ranks in top 12 percent in U.S. News & World Report

The 2018 graduate school rankings from U.S. News and World Report show Marquette programs rank among the best in the country.

The graduate program is ranked #63 out of 532 programs nationally, and are ranked higher than any other graduate programs in the state. Our DNP program was ranked #62 of 517 programs.

Value Colleges ranked the DNP program #35 of the top 50 Best Value DNP programs in the country.

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: https://streaming.mu.edu/Watch/e8FBf4k3 and clicking on the video link

Save the date for the 2017 Nightingala

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 this year's event: Friday, Nov. 3, at the Wisconsin Club.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Adrienne Roche at adrienne.roche@marquette.edu or (414) 288-1534.

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 d¡stance 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 IL.

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 complete 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.