WSU Nursing Students on the Rochester Campus.

Department of Nursing

Welcome to the Winona State University Department of Nursing. It is a privilege to serve as Department Chairperson during a time of tremendous growth and change in health care. I invite you to explore our nursing programs.

The nursing profession has a long-standing tradition of being at the forefront of providing quality and safe health care for individuals, families, and populations. Nurses use their vast expertise to care for the overall health of society. Their focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and care for others during times of illness and suffering across the lifespan are hallmarks of their nursing profession.

The Winona State University Department of Nursing prepares nursing students for excellence in nursing practice through the University’s focus on a Community of Learners Improving our World; the College of Nursing and Health Science’s emphasis on Change in healthcare; and the Department Nursing’s mission of preparing students to become Caring, Ethical, Creative and Accountable nurses.

A signature of our Department is the development of nurse leaders. The curriculum in the undergraduate and graduate programs have a succinct focus on developing students’ leadership knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Our graduates become successful nurse leaders, contributing to quality health care within a variety of settings. We are very proud of our legacy of leadership and value engaging alumni and stakeholders in our efforts to prepare the nursing workforce for the challenges of 21st century health care.

I welcome you to explore Winona State University and how its Department of Nursing strives to prepare excellent providers of nursing care.

Martha Scheckel, Ph.D., RN
Department of Nursing Chairperson

Winona State University is accredited for Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and the Higher Learning Commission.