Congratulations Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduates Class of 2023!

Today, our class of ’23 Doctor of Nursing Practice students presented their final projects. Congratulations to the DNP Class of 2023! Meet a few of the graduating class and learn about their projects here. School and DNP track leadership shared a few words for the graduating students:

Executive Dean Azita Emami:

I extend my congratulations to this exceptional graduating DNP cohort. You have proven yourselves as capable leaders and dedicated nurses, willing to rise to the challenges presented to you. Each of you has shown the skill and drive to make a positive impact on the health of your patients and the communities you serve. I speak for the entire faculty when I say it has been an honor to be your mentors and your teachers. We look forward to seeing the remarkable things you go on to do.

Tatiana Sadak, Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Interim

CONGRATULATIONS! We are sad to say goodbye to you as students and excited to welcome you as colleagues and Alums! Please stay connected, consider serving as preceptors, and join our clinical faculty and the UW SoN Alumni Council leadership team. Please stay connected on LinkedIn and help us build a connected thriving community.

Butch de Castro, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

You all have come a long way and accomplished so much! We cannot be prouder. Greatly admire your individual and collective resilience to complete the DNP degree over these past years of tremendous challenge and change. And, deep respect for your strong commitment to achieving your academic goals. I wish each and every one of you the very best for what lays ahead. No doubt you will make your mark, as Husky Nurses, in your new advanced practice roles. Congratulations!

Joelle Fathi, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track

To the AGACNP Class of 2023, it has been my absolute privilege to greet you at the front door of this program and witness your bravery, perseverance, and grace through the trials and tribulations of an academic program during a global public health emergency. I am equally joyful to witness your growth and accomplishment of your goals! Wishing you ALL the very best!

Jean Tang, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track

Each of you has demonstrated incredible leadership in being human and an anchor for others in a rapidly changing ecosystem. This is one of the essences of being an effective PMHNP and clinical excellence. I am so proud of you! Congratulations! Husky PMHNPs!

Ellen C Solis, Nurse Midwifery Track

I am so incredibly proud of the 2023 nurse-midwifery graduates. Every individual in this cohort has sown tenacity, grace and strength as they have pursued their degrees, and I know they will be the change agents that our profession needs as they go forward!

Betty Bekemeier, Population Health & Systems Leadership Track

I get full of emotion when I think of you all leaning further into your future leadership roles and opportunities for making the system changes needed to promote just and healthy communities and populations. You make us very, very proud to be a part of your journey! Thanks for sharing it with us!