Dean’s Letter Category

Message from the Dean

July 6, 2023

Dear alumni, colleagues and supporters, In my first year at Vanderbilt School of Nursing, I made it a priority to meet the leaders of health systems in the area and explore how we could help them in their missions. In every discussion, I was told that Vanderbilt advanced practice nurses were great hires, well-educated, knowledgeable…

Message from the Dean – First year reflections

September 13, 2022

Dear alumni, colleagues and supporters, Just a few weeks ago, I celebrated my one-year anniversary as dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. What a year it has been! In the past 12 months, the School of Nursing has developed and announced a new master of nursing degree, launched a leadership program for emerging nurse…

Dean’s Message — Winter 2021

February 23, 2021

Dear alumni, friends and supporters, It has been a year since we first heard about the novel coronavirus and saw the early cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Few would have predicted the changes, hardship, challenges and grief that were to come in the months ahead. Today, although vaccines have been developed and people are…

Dean’s Message – Summer 2020

September 3, 2020

Dear alumni, colleagues and supporters, As I write, we are several months into the COVID-19 pandemic. It has brought profound changes to all our lives. At Vanderbilt School of Nursing, the pandemic resulted in the conversion of all spring and summer classes to online, faculty and staff working from home, the closure of our buildings,…

Dean’s Message

November 5, 2019

As the nation’s largest group of health care providers, nurses are often the professionals who see a need, gap in knowledge or better way in patient care or safety. Nurse-scientists — scholars who have been educated in rigorous scientific inquiry and focus on health care issues — take those questions and needs and set out to find solutions and better ways.

Dean’s Message

May 22, 2019

Dear alumni, colleagues and supporters: The cover of Vanderbilt Nurse beautifully captures the combination of the Collegiate Gothic style of Godchaux Hall with the contemporary glass expanse of our new four-story atrium. Together they form the entrance to the new School of Nursing building, which opened with great celebration on Jan. 22. It is a…