News and Events

News: Dr. Kristin Haglund, nursing professor, named 2019-20 Provost Office Fellow


News: Marquette College of Nursing partners with Grand Canyon Education

Marquette College of Nursing agreed to partner with Grand Canyon Education, a nonprofit education services company. Grand Canyon Education CEO, Brian Mueller, believes that GCU’s online enrollment can grow 6 to 7 percent over the foreseeable future. Story appeared in Yahoo Finance, The Motley Fool, Fox Business, May 8, 2019


News: Visiting nursing professor provides expert opinion

Visiting nursing professor Lisa Grabert was featured as an expert in a May 1 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on LifeCare closing:


News: Marquette College of Nursing master’s student’s LinkedIn post goes viral

Lisa Koykar describes her past experiences of being in 11 different foster homes and shares her accomplishments in her nursing profession on LinkedIn. "I was in eleven different foster homes. Here I am after all the tears. I'm set to graduate in less than 3 weeks,” Koykar said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (NBC 58), April 30, 2019
Story appeared on Yahoo News, April 30, 2019.


News: U.S. News & World Report releases 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings

In the College of Nursing, the Master of Science program moved up to 49 from 82, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program moved up slightly to 60 from 66. To see more details go to Marquette Today at…/u-s-news-releases-2020-best-…/ 


News: Marquette University Graduate Nursing program ranks #13

Top 25 Best Value Master's of Science in Nursing Degree Programs for 2019 by Value Colleges. Read the complete article. 


News: Marquette University College of Nursing pilots senior fitness program with St. Camillus

Ninety-one-year-old Hester Besteda says that the exercise program “Physical Activity for Life for Seniors,” offered through Marquette University’s College of Nursing, keeps her going. The program was featured in a six-minute Sunday Spotlight feature.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Feb. 10, 2019


News: CON Faculty on team that receives President's Challenge award

Nursing faculty Dr. Abir Bekhet, Dr. Norah Johnson and Dr. Alexandre Martins are members of the team that received a $250,000 President’s Challenge award for “Next Clinic: A Partnership targeting mental and developmental health for Milwaukee’s underserved children and families.”

Learn more at…/presidents-challenge-award-anno….


Event: Marquette University College of Nursing Alumni Award Recipients Announced 

Friday, April 26
Reception: 4 p.m.
Conferral: 4:30 p.m. 
Alumni Memorial Union
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Marquette University campus

Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award
Nancy Lien Korom, Grad ’93

Professional Achievement Award
Susan Eshelman Ela, Nurs ’77, Grad ’88 

Service Award
Katherine A. Brown-Saltzman, Nurs ’75 

Young Alumna of the Year Award
Kristin P. Stoniecki, Nurs ’07

Learn more about our award recipients.

Register to attend!


News: College of Nursing ranked by US News & World Report

The College of Nursing’s online graduate programs were ranked on the US News list of best online nursing graduate programs after only their third year in existence, which is a testament to the academic rigor of the program and the quality of student outcomes. Only 126 online nursing graduate programs out of the thousands available throughout the country are ranked on the US News & World Report list, making our programs part of a very elite group.


News: Tune in!

CBS58 TV recently aired a brief feature story on the PALS (Physical Activity for Life for Seniors) research program, directed by Dr. Kimberlee Gretebeck of Marquette University College of Nursing, and implemented at St. Camillus in partnership with their leaders and residents. Watch it here!


News: Study finds a brief assessment of patient readiness for hospital discharge can reduce readmissions

 A team of researchers led by Principal Investigator Dr. Marianne Weiss, RN, professor of nursing at Marquette University, recently conducted a randomized clinical trial (the READI study – Readiness Evaluation and Discharge Interventions) to test whether nurses can reduce patient readmissions and emergency departments visits after discharge by adding a structured assessment of patient discharge readiness prior to discharge. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open on Jan. 25, 2019.


News: NIH grant awarded to Dr. Lisa Hanson, director of nurse-midwifery program


News: Dr. Dora Clayton-Jones completes prestigious Diversity Scholars program

Dora Clayton Jones with Betty PaceDora Clayton-Jones, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PC, assistant professor, successfully completed the 2017-2018 Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research Institute - Functional and Translational Genomics of Blood Disorders (PRIDE-FTG) program.

The purpose of PRIDE is to broaden the demographic profile of biomedical research by training junior faculty from under-represented backgrounds and/or with disabilities to advance their scientific careers and be more competitive for external research funding. Dr. Clayton-Jones' specific area of research is sickle cell disease to include optimizing self-management behaviors and health care transition. 

Dr. Clayton-Jones, left, worked with mentor Dr. Betty Pace, a Marquette alumna and director of the Augusta Pride-FTG program.


News: College of Nursing receives three Explorer Challenge Awards from the Office of the President

Dr. Abir Bekhet received a $25,000 award for "Gendered Disabilities and Milwaukee Muslim Immigrants: Empowering Muslim Women, Health Providers, and Researchers to Understand Stigmatizing Effects of Disabilities and Promote Positive Change," as well as a $5,000 award for "Positive Thinking Training Intervention for First Generation Middle Eastern Immigrants: Assessing Critical Parameters."

Dr. Norah Johnson is part of a team that was funded $25,000 to establish an Interdiscipliniary  Autisism Initiative as a "go-to" place for research and services for Milwaukee. Dr. Johnson will participate in the research division workgroup and use a portion of the funds to collaborate with a student in Math, Statistics, and Computer Science to adapt her iPhone Autism Health Care Manager app for use on android phones. The app helps decrease child anxiety before medical procedures and is located on the Marquette Apple store.

Theresa Schnable, Simulation Coordinator, is using immersive or virtual reality (VR) technology to decrease student anxiety and its negative effects in study abroad programs through an interdisciplinary collaboration. 


News: Dr. Stacy Barnes awarded additional grants to expand geriatric education in Wisconsin

Dr. Stacy Barnes, director of the Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center (WGEC) was awarded an additional $881,825 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.  The WGEC is a statewide consortium, led by Marquette University's College of Nursing. This additional funding will allow the center to continue providing geriatric training to healthcare providers in Wisconsin and to expand its educational offerings in the areas of dementia and opioid misuse.


News: Dr. Amber Young-Brice receives NLN Nursing Education Research Grant

Dr. Amber Young-Brice, Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing, received a two-year, $21,247 National League for Nursing (NLN) Nursing Education Research Grant. Dr. Young-Brice, designated as the Ruth Donnelly Corcoran Research Award recipient, will focus her research on exploring grit as a predictor of academic success among nursing students.


News: College of Nursing Magazine

View our latest 2018 issue of Marquette Nurse


News: Marquette’s College of Nursing receives Future of Nursing Scholars Grant

Marquette University’s College of Nursing is one of 31 schools selected to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses who hold Ph.D. degrees. The selected schools comprise the fifth cohort of grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program, which will provide financial support, mentoring and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their Ph.D. in three years. Marquette will select two nursing students to receive this prestigious scholarship.

Read more.


News: Marquette nursing leader selected to address Congress on Project BEYOND-2

Marquette University Project BEYOND-2 Coordinator Terrie Garcia, M.Ed., RN, Ph.D.(c), was selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to represent an interdisciplinary Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition to address members of Congress at an event in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

The panel focused on how Title VII and VIII grantees are helping patients with opioid use disorders, increasing access to care for rural communities, practicing preventative medicine, and promoting health equity.Terrie

Garcia coordinates Project BEYOND-2, a student support program that seeks to encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue a career in professional nursing. Project BEYOND-2 is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Nov. 29, 2017, edition of the AACN newsletter highlights the congressional briefing. Learn more about Project Beyond-2.


News: College 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. 

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

Value Colleges ranked the top 50 Best Value D.N.P. programs in the country.