We aim to provide creative, flexible programs which integrate theory and practice to meet emerging health care needs of clients and communities.
The Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing & Health Sciences
has been transforming lives through high-quality nursing education since
1980. A bachelor of science in nursing program was established in
1983. This program is now the RN to BSN Program, which is a degree
completion program. A master’s degree in nursing was added in 1998, which
focused on preparing nurse educators. Stritch was the first institution
of higher education in Wisconsin to offer such a degree. In 2014, the
leadership concentration was added to the master’s program, which focuses on
nursing management and administration. As we are nearing the completion
of our associate degree in nursing program, a new bachelor of science in
nursing degree program has been added. And, we offer the first of its
kind in the State of Wisconsin, a bachelor of science in respiratory therapy
completion program. The program is in an online format for the
convenience of working students. In April 2003, the college was
named in honor of benefactor Ruth S. Coleman, for her continuing support of
The vision of the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences is to educate 21st century healthcare leaders to collaborate with the interprofessional team to build bridges for a healthier community.
The mission of the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences is to create a challenging and affirming scholarly community, guided by the Franciscan Values, where faculty and students develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes that advance health, healthcare, and the healthcare profession through leadership, learning, and service.
The College of Nursing & Health Sciences aims to provide creative, flexible programs which integrate nursing theory and practices to meet emerging healthcare needs of clients and communities. The College of Nursing & Health Sciences provides educational experiences in a Franciscan environment that emphasizes compassion and valuing of the individual to meet the needs of diverse learners. Programs at Cardinal Stritch University allow students to realize their potential as individuals, professional nurses, and responsible members of the world community.