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College of Nursing Graduate Programs Continue to Excel

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 is 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.

News: New Dean!

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

Dr. Krejci returns in January 2017 to begin 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.

News: Rankings

College of Nursing graduate program ranks in top 10 percent in U.S. News & World Report
The latest graduate school rankings from U.S. News and World Report show Marquette programs ranking among the best in the country. The midwifery program in the College of Nursing is 19th nationally, and the graduate program itself is listed in the top 10% of graduate nursing programs, ranking 44th out of 442 schools. 

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News: College of Nursing Magazine

Event: Homecoming – October 2 - 9

Back by popular demand, Marquette University’s Homecoming tradition will reignite October 2-9, 2016! Let's bring the Marquette community together to celebrate the pride and passion for our university.

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Event: Aging Life Care Association, Midwest Regional Conference

Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, is a non-profit organization that serves a variety of professionals who work with older adults. The ALCA Midwest Region is hosting its annual conference in Milwaukee with the theme of "Traditions ~ Transitions ~ Working Together" and the Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center is a proud sponsor of this event. More detailed information about the conference can be found here.

October 7-8, 2016 at the Historic Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Milwaukee

Who Should Attend?  Anyone who works with older adults, including Nurses, Social Workers, Aging Life Care Professionals, Case Managers, Attorneys, and Financial Planners.  Faculty, staff and students are welcome!  CEU’s for select professions will be available. Register online here .

Event: NightinGala – Friday, November 4

Join us on Friday, November 4 for the College of Nursing’s inaugural NightinGala – a special evening to benefit care for Milwaukee’s most vulnerable. Proceeds from the event benefit the College of Nursing’s Community Care programs including the Marquette Clinic for Women and Children and Sojourner Family Peace Center. Registration will be available soon. For more information, please call Andrea Petrie at 414.288.4781 or email at

Event: Save the date: 2016 James Wake Lecture

Date: Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 at 5 p.m. A brief reception will follow the lecture.

Location: Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union Monaghan Ballrooms

Lecture title:
"Patient and Family Decision Making During Critical Illness and at End of Life"

Speaker: Marie T. Nolan, MPH, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and executive vice dean, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University

The James Wake Lecture at Marquette University is held biennially in memory of James Wake, the late husband of the Marquette University Raynor Chair, Professor, and former College of Nursing dean and University Provost, Madeline Wake. James Wake devoted his career to helping others through social work, chaplaincy, and end-of-life ministry. The lecture is open to the MU and surrounding community. The College of Nursing Institute for Palliative and End of Life Care helps support this event.

Dr. Marie Nolan, Professor and Executive Vice Dean at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, holds a joint appointment in the university’s Berman Institute of Bioethics. Dr. Nolan is also the Johns Hopkins University Director of the School of Nursing China Doctoral Program Partnership with Peking Union Medical College School of Nursing in Beijing, China, which graduated the first PhD prepared nurses from a Chinese university in 2008. Nolan is internationally recognized as a nurse scientist. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Teaching and Learning Excellence Award, and has served on National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Nursing Research end-of-life focused research advisory panels. Dr. Nolan and her interdisciplinary research team have conducted NIH-funded studies focused on patient and family decision making at the end of life for patients with cancer, heart failure and neurologic illness over the past 15 years. She and her team are currently testing an intervention to promote shared patient-family decision making regarding treatment and care at the end of life. The goal of this work is to promote quality care for patients and families at the end of life.

Event: Alzheimer's Disease Annual Update

The goal of this conference is to improve the diagnostic and therapeutic capability of healthcare providers who care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. More detailed information about the conference can be found here.

Date:  Nov. 17-18, 2016 at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, with a live webcast to UW Superior

Who Should Attend?  Nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, primary care physicians, neurologists, psychologists, physician assistants, clinical social workers, and other interested health care professionals who diagnose, treat and manage patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in diverse populations. Faculty, staff and students are welcome!  CEU’s for select professions will be available.

Save the Date – National Marquette Day 2017

Stay tuned for details on the upcoming nursing celebration held on National Marquette Day.


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.