The UW School of Nursing fosters existing and new collaborations between outstanding faculty, staff and students working to advance nursing science, education, practice and community service. The school is comprised of three academic departments.
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics: Focuses on enhancing health care systems and studying the health and illness of adults and older adults.
- Department chair: Margaret Heitkemper, Ph.D., F.A.A.N.
Family and Child Nursing: Emphasizes the health and development of families and promotes healthy birthing and parenting.
- Department interim chair: Barbara Cochrane, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.G.S.A.
Psychosocial and Community Health: Focuses on health promotion, disease prevention and treatment through individual, family and community interventions with diverse populations across the lifespan.
- Department interim chair: Teresa Ward, R.N., Ph.D.