Dean’s Column Category

Dean’s Message

November 5, 2013

Dear Alumni, Colleagues and Supporters, It is an honor to serve as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and I will work every day to live up to the challenge. As you probably know, there is no better learning or proving ground than having worked with Dean Emerita Colleen Conway-Welch for more than…

Dean’s Message

April 24, 2013

As most of you know, I will be stepping down as Dean at the end of this academic year, followed by a year of Sabbatical – so you are not rid of me yet! It has been a great honor and privilege to lead this School for the past 29 years. I have worked every…

Dean’s Message

November 15, 2012

Welcome to this issue of Vanderbilt Nurse magazine. People often ask me how we educate students in this changing world of health care, especially in light of our nation’s health care reform efforts.   The fact is that health care is always changing.  It’s one of the many things that make it such a challenging…

Dean’s Message

April 10, 2012

Welcome to the Spring issue of Vanderbilt Nurse magazine. We have been able to accomplish many things at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing together, but when it comes down to it, my job is simple.  It’s about doing anything and everything to ensure the ever-increasing value of a Vanderbilt University School of Nursing degree. Whether…

Dean’s Message

October 19, 2011

    The School of Nursing’s fall semester is well under way, and it is always an exciting time for our faculty and staff to welcome a large group of very talented students to the school – close to 1,000! We are pleased to announce the School of Nursing is now the largest professional school…

Dean’s Message

April 28, 2011

There’s never been a better time to be a nurse, in part because there is so much progress in our profession.  That’s why I want to share the new recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that are also closely aligned with the direction of your School. In 2008, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and…