Past Nursing Events

Read about more past events and nursing program news on the Vital Signs blog.

Visit by Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bevan Baker, Commissioner of Health for the City of Milwaukee, presented at Wisconsin Lutheran College on March 7 as part of our celebration of our first class of Baccalaureate in Science of Nursing students.

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Commissioner Baker met with students and healthcare professionals after his presentation.

Prof. Carey and Commissioner Baker

Prof. Rebekah Carey and Commissioner Bevan Baker

Commissioner Baker captivated nursing student, as well as community audiences, bringing to light the Fetal Infant Mortality Report for Milwaukee. The incidence of infant mortality among African Americans (14/1000 births) is almost twice the incidence of infant mortality among Whites (5.9/1000 births).

As he described the devastation of infant mortality racial disparities in Milwaukee, he also exhorted Christians to help reduce the stress of racism in our community. His compassionate demeanor and public testimony of Christian faith were inspiring and motivating. 

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Commissioner Baker's presentation:
Infant Mortality in Milwaukee: Racial Disparity and Economic Consequences

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Commissioner Baker's presentation:
Infant Mortality in Milwaukee: FIMR Report and Nursing Implications

Baker with students

Commissioner Baker expressed his desire to continue partnering with the WLC Nursing program to explore opportunities to provide healthcare services to those most in need.

For student reactions to his visit, please read the Vital Signs blog post.




Nursing Laboratory Open House

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
WLC Science Hall


Photos from the 2008 nursing workshop (click for larger image).

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Clarissa Cox, RN, BSN (Columbia St. Mary's) instructing Action Learning Strategy to Cherri Schleicher, nurse practitioner (Pediatric Clinic Community Memorial Hospital).

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Guest speakers included: Carol Hein, clinical nurse educator (Community Memorial Hospital), Martha Kliebenstein, clinical nurse educator (Children's Hospital), and Nancy Stuever, nurse consultant.

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Eleven nurses from a variety of institutions participated in the workshop.

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Bob Herdich, nurse educator, from Froedert Hospital.


April 25, 2009
The Granville Neighborhood Health Center (GNHC) opened it doors on April 25, 2009. The GNHC will serve the uninsured low-income residents in the community surrounding Risen Savior Lutheran Church at 95th Street and Brown Deer Road. Wisconsin Lutheran College nursing students will engage in clinical experiences at the new health center throughout their academic development at WLC. Additional opportunities for volunteering outside of coursework will be available ongoing. Read more... | FOX 6 video 

April 12, 2008
Atonement Lutheran Church and School, an urban Milwaukee WELS congregation, invited WLC to participate in its Neighborhood Peace Summit to motivate, empower and equip it become better connected to God, to each other and to its community. Connecting with the many resources available in the community supports this cultivation of peace. The WLC nursing program distributed nursing coloring books and schoolbook covers, Band-Aid dispensers and pens that resemble hypodermic needles. More than 100 participants stopped by the table, receiving information about both the nursing program and the college in general. Several WLC alumni who are members of Atonement stopped by the table to praise the efforts of the college on behalf of the nursing program.

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An Atonement parent interested in
the WLC nursing program.

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Professor Carey encouraging young man to consider the nursing profession.

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An Atonement student with high hopes for his future.

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WLC alumnus excited about the
new nursing program.

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Cultivating culture of peace by
connecting people.

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Our future health professionals!