Two faculty members at the UW–Madison School of Nursing have received a $1.3 million federal grant to develop a comprehensive system of support services that will help admit, retain and graduate 30 Native American nursing students over the next four years.
“Having nurses who are actually members of a community is really vital to addressing the great health disparity that actually exists in these communities,” said Dr. Audrey Tluczek, director of the recruitment program. Native American students are among the most under-represented on the UW-Madison campus. The enrollment of Native American students in the UW-Madison School of Nursing is no different.
I’m so sick of the myth that it’s somehow “easier” for Native students get into college, or that the government pays for our whole education. These myths and stereotypes are harmful to Native students and are patently untrue. So I thought we should talk about it.
The National Science Foundation grant supported an event that brought John Herrington, the first enrolled Native American (Chickasaw) to fly in space, to the College of Menominee Nation and UW–Madison over a three-day visit. Herrington (back row, third from left) met with students and shared his inspirational journey from childhood to his eventual career at […]
Arvina Martin has defeated Bradley Campbell for the open District 11 seat on the Madison Common Council winning 60 percent of the vote. Martin, a member of the Ho Chunk nation, appears to be the first Native American on the Council.