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gala Event: NightinGala raises $95,000 for Milwaukee’s most vulnerable populations

More than 240 people attended the second annual NightinGala on Friday. Nov. 3. Because of you, we raised a significant amount of money for the college's outreach programs, which benefit care for Milwaukee's most vulnerable populations.

Thanks to you, we raised $95,000 for the college's outreach programs, which benefit care for Milwaukee's most vulnerable populations.

News: Marquette welcomes class of 2021

class of 2021On Thursday, Aug. 24, more than 2,000 freshmen from 40 states, 27 countries and two U.S. territories will move into residence halls on the Marquette University campus and begin to call Milwaukee home.

During orientation, students will participate in a number of organized activities on campus and throughout Milwaukee. Classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 28.

News: College of Nursing receives grant to continue Project BEYOND-2

PB2Marquette University’s College of Nursing has received nearly $2 million to continue one of the college’s student support programs, Project BEYOND-2. The program, initially launched in 2007, is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will provide support for the program over the next four years.

Project BEYOND-2 aims to improve nursing workforce diversity by increasing the numbers of students and graduates from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, including underrepresented minorities, who will graduate with bachelor’s of science in nursing degrees.

Read the full press release online.

News: Marquette Nurses travel to Peru for community clinical experience Peru

Summer 2017 marked the tenth year that the college has offered junior and senior undergraduate nursing students, as well as direct entry MSN students the opportunity to complete their community clinical experience in Piura, Peru. Students work in the parish clinics that monitor pregnant women, teach health-related programs to school children, and assist in a nursing home.

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.

News: College of Nursing student delivers student speaker message at Marquette University’s 136th Commencement

Alex MohsAlex Mohs, Nursing ‘17, was selected by her peers to deliver the student message at Marquette's 136th Commencement on Sunday, May 21. All students with senior standing had the chance to vote on the candidates in March, during MUSG elections.

Read her story and listen to her address online.


LaskyNews: College of Nursing honors alumni and friends during Alumni Awards Weekend, April 27 - 29, 2017

To view this year's award recipients and read their bios, click here. A video recap of the weekend is also available to watch online.

Patricia A. Lasky, R.N., Ph.D., Nurs ’63, pictured on the left, was the college's Distinguished Alumna of the Year.

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.

This year's event is Friday, Nov. 3, at the Wisconsin Club.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Adrienne Roche at or (414) 288-1534.

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 DNP program was ranked #62 of 517 programs.

Value Colleges ranked the top 50 Best Value DNP programs in the country.


News: College Admits lts Largest Freshman Class in 2016

Our total undergraduate enrollment was 490 in 2014, 565 in 2015, and was 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.

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Past event: 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: and clicking on the video link


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.