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College of Nursing Diversity & Inclusion Statement

The Marquette University College of Nursing community is committed to increasing diversity and promoting a sense of belonging for all. Read our Diversity & Inclusion Statement.  

Statement of Solidarity -- Marquette Nurses Against Injustice

The College of Nursing expresses outrage and horror for the killing of George Floyd and the many others who have been victims of racial injustice.  We write to communicate our support to our entire community. Read our statement.

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Updates and information from Marquette University about coronavirus are available here.

Take a look at our Resources and TipSheet for adjusting to distance learning. 

Updates and information about returning to campus are available here


News and Events


U.S. News & World Report published its first-ever undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) rankings. Marquette University College of Nursing ties for a rank of 43 out of almost 700 universities!

The College of Nursing is excited to announce the launch of a telehealth-virtual care accelerator, expanding and evolving holistic digital care delivery models. The college received a $1.5 million start-up grant from a private family foundation to advance telehealth care practices to better prepare future nurses and provide timely care to the community’s diverse patient populations.


The College of Nursing’s Project BEYOND-2 program to empower diverse nurses is the cover story of the latest edition of Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine. 

Dean of Nursing Janet Krejci to retire

Dr. Richard Fehring, who recently stepped down as Director of the Institute for Natural Family Planning, is featured in The Catholic Herald

College of Nursing receives $2.2M grant for Project BEYOND-2

College of Nursing announces 2021 Nursing Preceptor Service & Excellence Awards

TFE Times ranks Marquette MSN program 61 of 190. 

U.S. News & World Report releases rankings
The College of Nursing’s Master of Science program is now ranked No. 60 (previously No. 69), while its Doctorate program rank moved down to No. 82 (previously No. 69). For all rankings, click here.

Fox 6 story about impact of $31 million to Nursing

President Lovell announces transformational gift for College of Nursing
A $31 million gift from alumni couple Darren and Terry Jackson will fuel scholarships, increase diversity, drive innovative health care advances and support strategic initiatives. 

U.S. News ranked Marquette's online graduate nursing program 47th in 2021, up from 58th in 2020.

Marquette University College of Nursing is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Marquette University College of Nursing Preceptor Service and Excellence Award for the Nurse Practitioner Options

Marquette receives $1 million grant for eldercare workforce scholarships and curriculum

College of Nursing receives scholarship to support disadvantaged students

Visiting Professor Lisa Grabert discussed health care processes in an article on one man's high bill despite insurance coverage

Visiting Professor Lisa Grabert cowrote a June 17 opinion piece for Modern Healthcare about basing providers' COVID payments on the actual cost of care

World Health Assembly observes 2020 as International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

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College of Nursing receives more than $6.3 million from generous benefactors to support scholarships

US News & World Report released its 2020 “Best Online Masters in Nursing Programs” rankings and Marquette University is number 58, up from a rank of 116 in 2019. Marquette tied with two other schools for the 58th spot and is the highest Wisconsin program listed. In all, 188 schools were included for comparison.

More news is available on our News & Events page.


Being the Difference: The Marquette Nurse and Leadership
Wednesday, June 2, 6-7 pm CDT

Faculty, students, alumni, and other healthcare leaders take a deep dive into the foundational pillars of the college’s five-year strategic plan. Karen Robinson, PH.D., RN, CNM and Shelly Malin, PH.D., RN will lead the interactive presentation.
RSVP with Karen Ortiz at (414) 288-6852 or

Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice
Friday, May 14, 2021

In case you missed it!
A recording of the April 28 The Marquette Nurse: Building the Future for the College and Community is available!

Virtual 23rd Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference -- Keynote speaker: Breanna Hetland, PhD, RN, CCRN-K 

In case you missed it!
A recording of the March 31 Leaders in Nursing Program featuring Julie Creamer, MS, RN

In case you missed it!
A recording of the November 10 James Wake Memorial Lecture 2020 is available! 
"Amplifying the Child and Family Voice in Pediatric Serious Illness" with Dr. Joanne Wolfe

In case you missed it!
A recording of the October 21, 2020 Fall Leadership Program is available!
"Building Cultures of Innovation: Leading through Crisis" with Dr. Daniel Weberg