Nurse Residency Program


Beginning in 2004, with federal funding from the Health Resources Services Administration, the Marquette University College of Nursing joined forces with health care organizations to be thought leaders in the development of best practice that addresses the unique needs of newly licensed nurses. The Wisconsin Nurse Residency Program Project advances solutions that help new graduates manage the steep learning curve and build clinical competency throughout the first year of practice.

The College of Nursing has been a pioneer in collaborating with health care partners to advance solutions for our shrinking nurse workforce. Marquette is a premier Jesuit higher education institution committed to the search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others through a rigorous liberal education.

Navigate through our site to learn about this project and find out how Wisconsin hospitals are supporting new graduates’ effective transition into clinical practice.



College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.