The $3.2 million Nurses for Wisconsin initiative, funded through a 2013-2015 UW System incentive grant, invested in nurses to help them advance their degrees and teach at leading UW System nursing programs. As Nurses for Wisconsin draws to a close, we are happy to report on our successes. UW-Eau Claire, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW Oshkosh offered predoctoral Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and PhD fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships and a loan repayment program to encourage nurses to pursue doctoral degrees or postdoctoral training and assume nurse educator positions in Wisconsin. In return, awardees made a three-year commitment to a teach in Wisconsin.

Recent article:

Young, Linda K. et. al. (2016). Nurses for Wisconsin: A collaborative initiative to enhance the nurse educator workforce. Journal of Professional Nursing, 32(4), 292-299.

Link to Journal of Professional Nursing site

doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2015.11.002

Annual Reports submitted to University of Wisconsin System

2013-2014 Report

2014-2015 Report
2015-2016 Report

Did you know that faculty shortages in Wisconsin nursing programs are limiting student capacity as the need for highly qualified nurses continues to grow? 
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Nurses for Wisconsin

More about teaching in Wisconsin


Questions related to Nurses for Wisconsin should be directed to the project investigator:

Linda K. Young, PhD, RN, CNE, CFLE
Dean, Professor
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Nursing 103
University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Phone: 715-836-4904


To support the education of nurses in Wisconsin, the state has approved $5 million to offset expenses of nurses enrolled full time in PhD, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), or master’s Nurse Educator programs. Administrators of Nursing Education of Wisconsin (ANEW) and Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) have collaborated for several years to advance this initiative. It is an exciting opportunity for the state of Wisconsin.


What impact can you make as a nurse educator?
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 College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UW-Eau Claire 

an initiative to expand nursing education opportunities within Wisconsin