Winter 2018 Newsletter

Happy new year from the College of Nursing!

We have some exciting news to kick off 2018!

First off, the next edition of Marquette Nurse will arrive in your mailboxes mid-February. Within the issue, you will discover ways in which the college has aligned its priorities such as establishing the right organization to best support our strategic priorities. We also highlight ways in which the college has kept up its momentum by expanding our academic programs. Our feature story highlights how our direct-entry programs here in Milwaukee and in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., offer people with various degrees an accelerated path into nursing. I do hope you enjoy this issue!

Secondly, I’m thrilled to share that our College of Nursing is one of only 31 schools of nursing nationwide selected to receive a prestigious grant to increase the number of nurses holding Ph.D.s. The selected schools comprise the fifth cohort of grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program, which will provide full tuition, a stipend, mentoring, and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their Ph.D.s in three years. Marquette University will select two Ph.D. nursing students to receive this prestigious scholarship.

Learn more about a Ph.D. in nursing from Marquette University. You can also read more about the Future of Nursing Scholars program online.

We are also pleased to announce that our newly developed Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program has received initial full accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. With this important designation, Marquette becomes the first academic institution in southeastern Wisconsin to offer a nurse anesthesia educational program culminating with a doctoral degree. The program will admit its first student cohort in August 2018 and will admit a new cohort annually every fall semester.

Read on for a few more important updates.

Wishing you a great start to the year ahead.


Dr. Janet Krejci
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
Marquette University

Join the college this Saturday to celebrate National Marquette Day

This is our day! Join me and fellow College of Nursing alumni and friends this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 3, National Marquette Day, at our annual pregame reception at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown.

Enjoy a lunch buffet along with beer, wine and soda with your fellow College of Nursing alumni and friends. Then head to the BMO Harris Bradley Center to watch Marquette Men's Basketball Head Coach Steve Wojciechowski and our Marquette Golden Eagles take on the Providence Friars.

Registration and details are available online. Game tickets are not included in the reception price. Purchase tickets via Ticketmaster.

Marquette University Alumni National Awards Weekend
Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April, 29

Marquette University Alumni National Awards Weekend is just around the corner, and we are delighted to congratulate this year’s remarkable College of Nursing award recipients:

Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award
Elizabeth Bachhuber Simons, Nurs ’59
Naples, Fla., and Minneapolis, Minn.

Service Award
Nancy Happel Alsace, Nurs ’79
Toronto, Ontario

Friends of the College Award
Dr. Anne M. Lent and David W. Watson, Law ’16
Whitefish Bay, Wis.

Please join us in recognizing fellow nursing alumni and friends for their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. The College of Nursing Alumni Awards ceremony will be held Friday, April 27. Please watch your email for additional details and information on how to register.

Interested in continuing your education?

If you or someone you know is considering furthering their nursing education at Marquette, please consider these additional avenues of support:

  • Research assistantships – provide full tuition for full-time students with either a 20 hour/week or 10 hour/week research assistant position (paying about $20 per hour).
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program – supports 85% of educational costs upon teaching full-time in an accredited school of nursing for four years after finishing your Ph.D.

These programs do not require finishing in three years, and lend themselves well to B.S.N. study. Some students choose to pursue their degree part-time, which is also an option for those seeking NFLP funds.

We want to hear from you!

What have you been up to? We want to hear about your awards, accomplishments and job changes. Please send them to Clare Peterson, communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication, or use the Class Notes submission form.

We also know that we are missing many email addresses for alumni and friends who should receive this e-newsletter, but we need your help. Feel free to forward this newsletter to your fellow alumni and other friends of the college so they can subscribe to receive future editions. Update your contact information on file with the university.

If you’re interested in learning more about what’s going on at your College of Nursing, you can always stay updated with news, events and initiatives via the Marquette News Center.