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The School of Nursing (SON) changes lives and health through:

  • Graduating nurse scholars who have the knowledge, vision, and personal acumen to lead change and reshape health care.
  • Interdisciplinary solutions-focused research that leads to better health, better care, and lower costs.
  • Leadership and advocacy for health care that is safe, effective, affordable, and accessible to all.
  • Pioneering and mutually beneficial practice, research, and learning partnerships.
  • Collaborative teamwork in an inclusive, respectful learning organization where excellence prevails.

Programs of Study

  • Traditional BSN program (6 Semesters)
  • Accelerated BSN program for those with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees (4 Semesters)
  • Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation (combined BSN and PhD program)
  • MSN program with advanced practice and healthcare systems specialties
  • Post-MSN option in advanced practice specialties
  • PhD program in nursing science
  • Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

By the Numbers (2014-2015)

  • 276 undergraduate students
  • 258 graduate students
  • 41 tenured faculty and 88 fixed-term faculty
  • 4 degree programs
  • $4.6 million in research/training grants
  • NCLEX first-try pass rate: 97%

Leadership and Administration

Donna S. Havens is the Interim Dean of the School of Nursing. The administration includes three Associate Deans responsible for Academic Affairs (Gwen Sherwood), Research (Ruth Anderson), and Administrative Services (Lisa Miller), two Assistant Deans responsible for Advancement (Anne Webb) and Student Affairs (Kathy Moore), three division chairs representing Adult & Geriatric Health (Anita Tesh), Family Health (Marcia Van Riper), and Health Care Environments (Cheryl Jones), as well as the Director of Multicultural Affairs (Rumay Alexander).

Read more: School of Nursing Fact Sheet