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

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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

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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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an initiative to expand nursing education opportunities within Wisconsin

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