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Dean’s Message

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…

Posted in Dean's Column, Fall 2013, Issue |

Dean’s Message

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…

Posted in Dean's Column, Issue, Spring 2013 |

Dean’s Message

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…

Posted in Dean's Column, Fall 2012, Issue |

Dean’s Message

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…

Posted in Dean's Column, Spring 2012 |

Dean’s Message

    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…

Posted in Dean's Column, Fall 2011 |

Dean’s Message

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…

Posted in Dean's Column, Spring 2011 |

Dean’s Message

This year we have seen the historic passage and signing of health finance reform legislation into law. Now, our focus must shift toward the continuum of care, population health and disease management. The expectation for continuity of care across service delivery settings has gained momentum with consumers, payers, and providers as a means of increasing…

Posted in Dean's Column, Fall 2010, Issue |


Dean’s Message

“When I came as Dean in 1984, we were celebrating our 75th year. Little did I realize that I would lead the School into our 101st year! Our Centennial year gave us a wonderful opportunity to look at where we’ve been and where we are headed as a School of Nursing and as nurse professionals,…

Posted in Dean's Column, Spring 2010 |

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