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To the Rescue: UWO student nurses help vaccinate the community against the COVID-19 virus

When the demand for vaccine distribution was at an all-time high, UW Oshkosh College of Nursing students rose to the challenge and helped administer more than 4,200 COVID-19 shots to the community—thanks to a grant from Wisconsin Partnership Program.
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Message from the Dean

Bonnie Nickash, Interim Dean

The nursing profession has faced unprecedented challenges due to the ongoing pandemic. Nurses have remained at the front lines providing care and support to individuals, families and communities. Therefore, it is fitting that the World Health Organization named 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and designated 2021 as the International Year of the Nurse Continued.

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Help wanted: UWO online master’s program trains nursing educators

A University of Wisconsin Oshkosh nursing alumna and faculty member is using her skills and experience to help fellow nurses who want to advance their practice.

Read more about what she’s doing

What’s new in the College of Nursing?

Updates include a new interim dean, achievements from top nursing alumni, honoring nursing grads with Nightingale Awards, and helping UWO celebrate its 150th year.

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‘Perfect timing’: DNP grad’s telehealth project helped train nurse practitioners

When looking for a topic for her doctor of nursing practice scholarly project, Olivia Cassiday saw potential in telehealth. She knew it would be increasingly important for healthcare providers to offer telehealth services. She knew, to some extent, it’s the way of the future.

Read more about how Cassiday was ahead of the curve

A giving tradition helps UWO nursing students succeed

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing (CON) scholarships often link the legacy of the past to the promise of the future. Take for example Roger and Marie Able who established a scholarship in 2002 to honor Phyllis Albrecht.

Read more about Albrecht’s legacy of expertise and compassion

Points of Pride


scholarships totaling $118,450 awarded by CON during the 2020-21 academic year

Nurse Anesthesia degrees granted over the past two years

7,759 students graduated from CON since 1970

$500 tuition credit per semester offered to students working COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Our Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program ranks third best in the state by the Nursing Schools Almanac


CON maintains a 100% certification pass rate and graduated 168 DNP-FNPs since the Doctor of Nurse Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner program began in 2012