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Nurses work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress; assist physicians during treatments and examinations; administer medications; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation.
Nurses also develop and manage nursing care plans, instruct patients and their families in proper care, and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health.
Undergraduate nursing education maximizes hands-on learning, technological innovation and training, and a comprehensive survey of nursing theory and practice. Clinical placements at community-partner sites and intensive study define the last half of your undergraduate education. Through it all, supportive faculty, nursing mentors and a close cohort of fellow students make this a career-preparatory, enriching, and community-focused academic experience.
The nursing program prepares students to practice as beginning generalists after graduation, with the potential to pursue advanced nursing studies and professional opportunities as the profession evolves.
Learn more about the UW-Milwaukee/UW-Parkside Nursing program.