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Joann Mcgrath School of Nursing and Health Professions

Developing Tomorrow’s health care leaders

The JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing and Health Professions has been training highly skilled caregivers since 1932. Our nursing school offers a wide array of fully accredited nursing programs.

Undergraduate Nursing Programs

A four-year degree can open doors to a number of rapidly growing health fields.

Graduate Health Care Programs

Alverno is proud to prepare advanced practice nurses and skilled health care leaders.

Accelerated Nursing 2+2 - CCON

For students who have completed their pre-nursing courses from any accredited institution of higher education, Alverno’s Accelerated 2+2-CCON program allows them to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 2 years. 

Nursing and Health Care Prerequisites

In just eight weeks, you’ll gain the necessary knowledge and skills in natural and social sciences, earn the credits you need.

Center For Clinical Education

As one of the largest nursing schools in Wisconsin, we offers a wide array of fully accredited nursing programs, guaranteed clinical placements and a technology-rich Center for Clinical Education.

Hands-On Experience

It’s a vital part of your health care education, and you’ll get plenty of practice during your time at Alverno, from our technology-rich Center for Clinical Education, to guaranteed nursing clinical placements at top health care systems throughout the Milwaukee metro area, to guaranteed internships for Health Education and Kinesiology students.

The Power of Partnerships

Alverno has partnerships with the region’s top health care systems, including a strategic alliance with Ascension Wisconsin, a Catholic network of 24 hospitals and 100-plus clinics statewide, to help develop a skilled, mission-driven health care workforce.

“Graduates of Alverno’s nursing and health care programs are highly skilled professionals whose effective care for individual patients positively impacts their communities. Alverno graduates are distinguished by their confidence, leadership and compassion, as well as by their dedication to lifelong learning and professional growth.”

- Patti Varga, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, Dean of the Joann McGrath School of Nursing and Health Professions

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