About College of Nursing + Health Sciences

True health professionals

Nurses make a difference. Every nurse knows that, and every student nurse soon has that realization. Through our nursing programs, we at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences provide quality education as we strive to develop leaders and clinicians who will be successful in strengthening and building the health and well-being of our communities.

Excellence is our goal

Since the first class of BSN students graduated in 1968, we have expanded our nursing programs to include the offering of a traditional BSN program at both our Eau Claire campus and also at our distance education site at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield; a BSN completion program for RNs; an accelerated BSN option for second degree majors; the MSN program; and now the DNP program, the first doctoral program at UW-Eau Claire. With all of these expansions, we have made excellence our goal. 

Immersion experiences that challenge

We also have been aware of the growing diversity of our communities and have embraced the aspiration of providing cultural immersion experiences for our students. These experiences are part of our vision in nursing to educate nurse leaders to challenge boundaries and build bridges for a healthier world.  

Assuring leadership and quality care that patients deserve and nurses strive to provide requires excellence in nursing education. As our history has demonstrated and our future necessitates, quality education is strengthened by the kindness and generosity of others. 

Nursing and health sciences students listening in class.

Mission + Goals

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides undergraduate and graduate programs for Nursing. Building on a foundation of excellence, the College prepares liberally educated individuals for professional practice.

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Faculty + Staff

Dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive liberal arts and nursing education the College of Nursing and Health Services faculty and staff reside in the nursing building at UW-Eau Claire and the Marshfield site in Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital.

Meet our faculty + staff
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Alumni + Community

Our lifelong connections with alumni and friends provide you with financial support and various healthcare career opportunities. Many of our alumni are nursing preceptors serving as teachers, role models and on-site supervisors in the clinical setting.

Learn more about our community
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Accreditation

Our nursing baccalaureate and master’s programs are accredited for the maximum time by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is accredited over the maximum time for new program accreditation.

More on CCNE accreditation
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History

Learn about the history of the first baccalaureate degree nursing program in West Central Wisconsin. Established in September 1965 when 22 students were accepted into the new School of Nursing at the then Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire.

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