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.

Our Programs

Undergraduate Health Care 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.

Nursing 2+2

For students who have completed their pre-nursing courses from any accredited institution of higher education, Alverno’s 2+2 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.

Our Advantage

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.

"Alverno is not your traditional college, and that’s what makes it so unique and special. There’s an emphasis on personal growth, professional development, and becoming that strong woman that we all know we can be.”

- Soua, nursing major, class of 2019