Nurse Practitioner - University Health and Counseling Services - 20701



The department of University Health and Counseling Services at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a Nurse Practitioner (HS026). 


This will be a fixed term renewable appointment with the possibility of extension. To learn more about this type of appointment please see the UW System Administrative Policy 1251: Appointment Terms & Designation of Positions and Chapter 10 of Wisconsin State Statute: UWS10




The Nurse Practitioner serves the university community by providing health care to students. Actively participate in health education activities. Participates in the general development of UHCS policies, procedures, and educational materials. A primary goal is to promote and enhance successful student learning though the delivery of quality health care and education. The UHCS is an affirmative action conscious organization. It is every employee's responsibility to enhance staff collaboration and cooperation and to assist with general clinic functions as needed, based on staffing and patient care needs.




Minimum Qualifications:

  • Nurse Practitioner, licensed or eligible for license in the State of Wisconsin.  
  • Master of Science and/or certified specialist with experience in primary care preferred.  
  • Sensitivity to development issues of young adults and willingness to function with a team approach is essential.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about gender-affirming care
  • Willingness to perform procedures or plan for competence in wound care, suturing, wart treatment, I&D, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills. 
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 




Provision of Direct Care is the primary responsibility and not to be less than 90% in any contract year.

  • Provides advanced practice nursing care to students within the overall supervision and policy established by the Medical Supervisor. Scope includes care for minor trauma, illnesses, reproductive health care, health maintenance and health promotion for the general student population.
  • Provides care and assists in the management of health services for students with chronic illnesses and disabilities and may include an in-depth assessment and plan of care, as needed.
  • Provides care to students by obtaining and evaluating client history, performing an appropriate physical exam, and assessing and treating appropriate to level of training.
  • Provides consultation, cooperative case management and professional nursing leadership with UHCS staff.
  • Provides continuity of care to patients by coordinating health care needs through intervention, counseling and referral on and off campus.
  • Promotes health maintenance, promotion and self-advocacy by individualized teaching and providing information for self-care and behavioral change for each student as appropriate.  Identifies and responds to students at risk for serious health conditions.

Non-Direct Care not to exceed 10% in a given contract year and may vary weekly depending on the given needs.

  • Prepares and presents campus and community health programming.  Participates in the development and selection of printed materials.
  • Keeps current with new developments in nursing and health care by attending in-service programs, professional conferences, reading professional literature and participating with UHCS staff in numerous settings.
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of quality care standards.
  • Participates as a member of UHCS and university committees.


Supervision received:
Medical Supervisor provides clinical supervision. Health Director provides administrative supervision.

Supervision exercised:
Clinical supervision of interns, student workers and practicum students. 


This description attempts to indicate the kinds and levels of responsibilities given this title and shall not be construed as defining all specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position.  It is not intended to limit or modify the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of their employees.  Statements of employee duties are not intended to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of responsibility.




UW-Whitewater is a thriving public university located in southeastern Wisconsin. It leads the way in providing world-class, affordable higher education programs to more students than neighboring regional comprehensives in the University of Wisconsin System. A collaborative team of 1,300 faculty and staff are devoted to the success of the university's 11,000 students at its main and Rock County campuses. The team provides high-impact practices and academic programs - online and in person - from associate to doctoral levels. Recognized nationally for affordability, inclusion, and career development, UWW has approximately one-third first-generation students and boasts strength in many areas, especially business and education. The campus and community embrace the Warhawk Family spirit, supporting the university's arts and nationally recognized NCAA Division-III level championship athletics. As a proud institution of access, more than 10 percent of undergraduate students use the acclaimed Center for Students with Disabilities - a priority mission since the 1970s.

UW-Whitewater's campuses are located centrally near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, offering easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Near both Lake Geneva and the Wisconsin Dells, the area attracts numerous visitors from across the country. Whitewater is a vibrant college community near the Kettle Moraine State Forest offering area residents seasonal outdoor enjoyment. The nearby Rock County campus is located in Janesville, a town of 60,000 located on the Rock River and known as Wisconsin's Park Place.

Belonging and mattering are central to the university's culture, and UW-Whitewater strives to maintain an environment where individual and collective efforts are valued and celebrated. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.




The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.




Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary commensurate with the candidate's education, related experience, and qualifications. 


There is no on-call, weekends or holidays. Candidates would be eligible to receive paid time off and retirement benefits. This position works with a team of healthcare providers, support staff and counselors as well as various campus departments to support students in their pursuit of higher education. 


UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.




University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.




Applications received by April 9th, 2024, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Karen Brueggeman






Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references

This Job ID is 20701.


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