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 this year of celebrations. In 2017-2018 we are marking 50 years of graduating baccalaureate prepared nurses, 30 years of providing graduate prepared nurse practitioners, and 30 years of holding a local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). That is reason to celebrate!

Whether you are new to nursing and exploring this as a career, or you are an experienced nurse looking to advance your education to better care for your community, there is a place for you at Winona State. With two full-service campuses in Rochester and Winona, a satellite campus in La Crescent, Minnesota, and hybrid on- line RN-BS and graduate nursing programs geared toward meeting the educational needs of professional nurses in practice, there is a place for you. We encourage you to explore our excellence. Check out our pass rates on licensure exams, see the high-quality clinical experiences our students engage in and the credentials of our nursing faculty. You will be amazed at the work of our department locally and regionally.

As we celebrate our 50-year tradition of graduating nurse leaders in a variety of settings, we invite you to explore our array of nursing programs. The curriculum in the undergraduate and graduate programs focus on developing students’ leadership knowledge, skills, and attitudes. The university faculty, staff and alumni take pride in this legacy of leadership. We value preparing the nursing workforce for the challenges of 21st century health care. Forty years ago, we established our RN-to BSN program, 30 years ago our graduate programs in nursing, 20 years ago our Nurse Practitioner program, and 10 years ago our Doctor of Nursing practice degree. And it’s been almost one year since we announced our newest program, the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, developed to be responsive to the need for providers in mental health in the region.

Come join our legacy, and join our Nursing Department celebration.

Jane Foote EdD, 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.