Marquette College of Nursing first in nation to collaborate with Epic to integrate electronic health records software into curriculum

Oct. 26, 2023

Faculty member looking at computer screen with studentsMILWAUKEE — The Marquette University College of Nursing has entered into a collaboration with Epic, the industry leader in electronic health records software, to integrate the company’s new Lyceum platform for electronic health records into the college’s nursing curriculum. Marquette is the first nursing school in the country to incorporate this industry standard health records software into its curriculum.

Starting this semester, Marquette Nursing students are using Epic’s Lyceum platform, an educational version of the electronic health record software used in many hospitals. Lyceum provides nursing students with an introduction to a crucial function of their future jobs.

“Being able to offer our students experience on industry-standard software from a leading health technology company is a game-changer for our college,” says Dr. Jill Guttormson, dean of the College of Nursing. “We pride ourselves on producing nurses who are well-prepared for practice. Skilled, ethical use of medical records is a major part of that. Working with Epic allows our students to enter their clinical sites and first nursing jobs equipped to use an EHR for documentation and understanding their patient’s trajectory while remaining focused on providing holistic care.”

Most students will first encounter Epic at some point in their clinical rotations. Prior to Lyceum, students were only able to use parts of Epic’s software in hospitals and, even then, they would not access the full software until they had passed their licensure exams and become nurses.

“Our goal in creating Lyceum is to simplify access to the EHR experience for future health care professionals,” said Seth Howard, Epic’s senior vice president of research and development. “Epic is excited to play a part in nursing education, and we have enjoyed working with Marquette as the first nursing school collaborator.”

Lyceum comes with training resources designed to help professors integrate Epic into their curriculum. These include sample workflows, resources for identifying the right training patient to use for different scenarios, and classes and support from Epic.

Lyceum is part of a broader push for technological advancement and cutting-edge instructional design in the college, an effort that includes expanded use of immersive virtual reality and a new 100,000 square foot facility at Straz Hall, opening in 2024, which will feature a larger simulation lab. 

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About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or