Pam Mitchell Office
Welcome to the University of Washington School of Nursing! I invite you to explore our website and learn more about this school which has been a special place to me since I first arrived as a student. As you’ll learn, our school began teaching nursing more than 90 years ago and has a strong tradition of serving others through discovery of new knowledge and improvement of care. Many of nursing’s most remarkable leaders, scholars and practitioners are a part of the school of nursing story.
As you learn more about our school, you will find that knowledge is at the heart of all that we do. It would be simple (and correct) to say that we have world class research underway in our school. That’s only part of the story. As one of the nation’s leading research schools of nursing, we are focused on preparing the next generation of nurses and nurse scientists who will play an increasingly crucial role in providing care across the life span of all people. We are committed to improving health, relieving suffering, and reaching those in greatest need. You will also discover by exploring our projects and publications that we are actively collaborating across the health-care professions and engaging in inter-professional training to provide our students with the best preparation for caring for a growing and aging population here and around the world.
Knowledge that improves health and health care is the foundation of all of our educational programs. Whether through degree, certificate or continuing education programs, faculty, staff and students work together using the latest knowledge and evidence to prepare future nursing leaders and improve all aspects of health and nursing care. Students who graduate from the UW School of Nursing join a remarkable alumni family, made up of more than 10,000 outstanding professionals who make a difference in the lives of patients, families and communities around the world.
Your tour of our website will also introduce you to many of our faculty. I encourage you to take the time to discover who they are and what they think. They are scholars, teachers, leaders and clinicians who bring together research, education and service to create a better future—for those we educate and those they serve.
The story of the University of Washington is deeply rooted in the lives of real people. The work of each one of our faculty, staff and students is about helping to improve the health and wellbeing of others. Please look further through our website to get to know the people and the work of the University of Washington School of Nursing.
Thank you for getting to know us better. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to have more information as you think about nursing and ways in which you can be involved in the future.