UWM announces partnership with UnitedHealth Group
UWM welcomed the first group of post-master’s nurses this month into a dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate Cohort, with online classes beginning in January 2014.
“Both organizations are committed to expanding the number of nurse practitioners available to support clients to gain the best and most appropriate level of care.”
It is critical to address the need for qualified primary care nurse providers and is an extension of the UWM College of Nursing’s commitment to further strengthen our collaborative partnerships with consumers, employers and insurers,” said Kim Litwack, interim associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Nursing.
The first cohort, consisting of 13 graduate nursing students representing 11 different states, attended student orientation Dec. 4-6 on the UWM campus.
The unique online educational program makes the preparation of FNPs from across the nation possible. The UWM College of Nursing expects to enroll two cohorts of up to 30 graduate nurses each per year.
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is the state’s premier metropolitan campus, with an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students.
The UWM College of Nursing, the largest in the state, is ranked in the top 6 percent of all graduate programs in the country by US News and World Report.
UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.
The company is committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Core capabilities in clinical care resources, information and technology uniquely enable UnitedHealth to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment as millions more Americans enter a structured system of health benefits and UnitedHealth helps build a stronger, higher-quality health system that is sustainable for the long term.