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News 2014
Faculty, staff receive Nontraditional Student Services CARE recognition
Kaleidoscope of Nursing Research Day set for May 9
Nursing capstone projects to be presented May 5

About the College


The College of Nursing and Health Sciences invites you to explore the degrees offered by the Department of Nursing.

With our emphasis on promoting the health and well-being of our communities, we offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing.

We strive to develop leaders and clinicians who will be successful in strengthening and building the health and well-being of our communities. Our students receive practical experience in many different settings including clinics, long term care facilities, hospitals, retirement communities, jails and detention centers, free clinics, surgery centers, schools, and churches. In addition, we provide clinical immersion opportunities in culturally diverse regions as we strive to expand interdisciplinary quality health care for the underserved in our communities.

We welcome you to our College and encourage you to explore this site. Please contact us if you need further information.



Dr. Susan Moch

Dr. Susan Moch to be Inducted into Academy of Nursing Education
September 7, 2013
Dr. Susan Moch will be inducted into the seventh class of Fellows in the National League for Nursing's Academy of Nursing Education for her sustained and enduring contributions to nursing education.

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Register for Annual Nursing Alumni Homecoming Walk
July 3, 2013
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences invites you to participate in the 13th annual Alumni Walk scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2013. Please come and enjoy the camaraderie of the walk and the many other activities planned for the UW-Eau Claire Homecoming weekend.

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Dr. Angela Stombaugh New Director for Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
June 18, 2013
Dr. Stombaugh, associate professor of nursing and a nurse practitioner on staff at the Student Health Service at UW-Eau Claire, will begin July 1 in her post as CETL director. She will serve a three-year term.

Teaching in the nursing program

Growth Agenda Grant Awarded
June 5, 2013
The Identifying, Recruiting, and Retaining Nurse Educators proposal submitted by Dean Young and Dr. Susan Moch has been funded by the UW-System. It enables UW Baccalaureate/Graduate Nursing program representatives to gather to address the nurse educator shortage.

Dean Young

2013 Scholarship and Awards Dinner
May 8, 2013
Over 130 participants attended the 2013 Scholarship Awards Dinner where nearly 90,000 dollars in educational scholarships were presented to students who exhibit leadership, potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities and are active in community and professional organizations.

Brenda Kaczmarski

Nursing Students Excel at Research
May 7, 2013
Brenda Kaczmarski (nursing senior) was awarded a complimentary Wisconsin Public Health Association and Conference Registration for her research into food insecurity with Dr. Mary Canales. View more student research posters and presentation photos.

Dean Katherine May

Kaleidoscope of Nursing Research Day, Noon-4PM, May 3, 2013
May 1, 2013
The College & Sigma Theta Tau sponsors Research Day, highlighting research from community partners and student nurses. Dr. Katharyn May, Dean of UW-Madison's School of Nursing, will speak at noon, room 119/119A.

Marshfield 25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years of Nursing Education Partnership, April 29th
April 30, 2013
A reception and program in honor of the 25 years of partnership and innovations in nursing education between University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital was held in Marshfield on April 29th.

Dean Young and Dean Yan

UW-Eau Claire, Shanghai's Fudan University sign nursing education agreement
April 19, 2013
The College of Nursing & Health Sciences and the Fudan University School of Nursing in Shanghai have agreed to pursue collaborations in faculty and student exchanges for teaching and research.

Abby Buechner

Nurses Gain Practical Experience, New Perspectives on Farm Trips
April 4, 2013
In a recent article, The Spectator highlighted the clinical immersion program that provides farm workers basic medical care. Typically, 5-6 nursing students participate and visit 10 farms weekly.

Nurses movie

Coming Soon! Nurses: If Florence Could See Us Now, April 18th at the

March 22, 2013
NURSES make it to the big screen in this new documentary. Through the eyes and voices of Nurses, this in-depth exploration gives us a rare look into their world today. Free tickets available Monday, April 1st.


College receives 3M™ Littmann Electronic Stethoscopes
March 1, 2013
While in China, Dean Young met with Kenneth Yu, president of 3M China. As a result of their conversation, Mr. Yu donated three stethoscopes to the nursing program. The stethoscopes support telemedicine by recording and transmitting patient sound tracks via Bluetooth® technology.

Lorin Divine

More Men Heading into Nursing, Census Bureau Reports
February 27, 2013
The number of male nurses has grown steadily over the last several decades. WEAU News interviewed 1st semester junior students, Lorin Divine and Patrick Marsh, along with our Dean, regarding males in nursing. Students and faculty working in the simulation lab are also featured.

Elora Blomberg checks blood pressure

Students Provide Health Screenings to Immigrant Farm Workers
February 11, 2013
Our innovative Health Care for Immigrant and Local Farmers Clinical Immersion program is highlighed on YouTube and a local news outlet. The program, developed by Dr. Susan Peck, sends seniors to area farms where they provide health screenings to immigrant and farm workers.

Dean Young participates in WPR's The West Side

Dean Young Participates in WPR Discussion on Job Specific or Liberal Arts Training for Economic Recovery
January 24, 2013
Listen to The West Side featuring Dr. Linda Young, Bob Knight, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies at UW-Eau Claire and President of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Bob Meyer.

Sister Joel Jacobi

Sister Joel Jacobi Celebrates 75th Jubilee in 2013
January 15, 2013
Sister Joel Jacobi, OSF, celebrates her 75th Jubilee as a Hospital Sister of St. Francis, June 2013. The Jubilee marks the anniversary when a Sister makes First Profession of Vows. Sister Joel served as an Assistant Professor of Nursing, UW-Eau Claire from 1967-1968, 1970-1995.

Giving Tree

Opportunities for Giving this Holiday Season
December 3, 2012
The Senior December 2012 nursing class has established a "Nursing Giving Tree" to collect donations for the Eau Claire Beacon House - an organization that provides emergency assistance to homeless families, pregnant women and children.

Dean Linda Young

Dean Linda Young Travels to China with UW-Eau Claire Delegation
November 21 ,2012
The focus of the trip will be to foster new relationships with Chinese universities in the realms of nursing education, delivery of health care in China, possibilities of faculty exchange and faculty/student research and opportunities.

Evalee Kunkel

Honoring Evalee
November 16, 2012
Evalee Kunkel, Clinical Assistant Professor, passed away on November 4, 2012. To honor her memory, the faculty and staff of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences have created the Evalee Kunkel Memorial Scholarship.

Charlotte Sortedahl at Forum

Forum: Getting the Published Evidence to Clinicians: Connecting Researchers and Nurses through Online Journal Clubs
November 14, 2012
Assistant Professor, Charlotte Sortedahl, research shows that online journal clubs increase utilization of evidenced-based practice, increase diffusion of innovations, and decrease practice isolation.