Student nurses gain clinical experience through citywide collaboration

Photo courtesy of the City of Milwaukee

The Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences is partnering with the City of Milwaukee to create a collaborative model with Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) to improve the community health system.

The Healthy Kids Collaborative integrates student clinical experiences into MPS and MHD nursing services. Through the program, Stritch faculty will work with nursing students to assign and complete clinical placements within Milwaukee Public Schools. 

“We are excited and honored to be part of this collaboration,” said Dr. Kelly Dries, ’03, ’14, dean of the College. “The program provides necessary clinical experience for our student nurses, and ultimately provides more comprehensive health care to MPS students and their families.”

In his 2017 State of the City address (40:00 min), Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett thanked Dries and Stritch for their commitment to meeting a critical need in the city’s public schools.