From the Archives

The Graduate Program at UW Oshkosh College of Nursing was established in 1974 in response to a severe physician shortage and high infant mortality rate in north-central and northern Wisconsin. In this early photo, Dean Rosemary Smith examines a young patient. If you can help identify the male student in this photo, please contact us at






Nursing students Ross Hietpas, junior I, Appleton; and Challise Bubolz, junior I, of Whitelaw, observe classmates during a simulation experience.



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  1. It’s nice to see a page dedicated to your nursing archives! I’m looking for a photo of former assistant professor Elizabeth Rose Larson, who was one of the first four faculty members appointed to the new nursing program in 1967. She was previously on faculty at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (1951-1953) as in instructor in nursing arts. The photo is for our faculty database project, part of the University of Michigan Bicentennial which is celebrated this year. I would appreciate it if you could help me with this. –Janet Tarolli

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