Welcome from the Executive Dean

Welcome to the University of Washington School of Nursing!

I am pleased you chose or are considering choosing us for your nursing education. At the UW School of Nursing, we are committed to bringing together science, technology, skill, and caring to offer our students a world of possibilities. Our mission is to enable our students to improve the health of all people by using innovative and evidence-based solutions.

Allison Webel standing in front a wall.

Interim Executive Dean Allison Webel

The UW School of Nursing is consistently ranked a top nursing school in the world, with a reputation for excellence in research, education, and practice. Our faculty are globally acknowledged leaders in their fields, and our graduates go on to make significant contributions to health care in a variety of settings. Through our collaborative and innovative work we have accomplished much, including:

  • High impact programs of research, which focus on a wide range of topics, from chronic illness management to reproductive justice to behavioral health to ethics. Our scientists press the bounds of the known each day, integrating research and practice, all to provide the best possible care for patients and communities.
  • Our innovative educational programs prepare students to lead in a variety of settings, including primary care, acute care, primary schools, long-term care,  and community health. We strive to build trust and community among our students and faculty to create an inclusive, supportive and collaborative learning environment.
  • Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, anti-racism, and accessibility is reflected in our student body, faculty, and staff, as well as in our curriculum and research. We know that social determinants influence health outcomes for individuals and communities, and we know that a diverse and inclusive nursing workforce is essential to improving these outcomes.

The future of nursing is bright, and we are honored and humbled to help lead the profession at this exciting time. Nurses are uniquely positioned to not only do what they do best – care for others – but also to lead, innovate, and change the world for the better. Nurses are the cornerstone of health research, education, and practice and we prepare our graduates to meet the evolving needs of healthcare. We are proud of each Husky Nurse and we are excited to have you join us on this journey to a more equitable health care future.

Thank you for choosing us to help you achieve your goals in the nursing profession.

Allison R. Webel, PhD, RN, FAAN
Interim Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Executive Dean, UW School of Nursing
Aljoya Endowed Professor in Aging

How to reach the Office of the Executive Dean

Please contact Dr. Webel’s executive assistant, April McMorris.