This Spring has been a very busy one at the UW School of Nursing. We once again received the #1 ranking for a public school of nursing from the US News and World Report and we were a leader in the launch of the Nursing Now initiative. But, most importantly, we will be graduating new nurses from all three campuses in the next few weeks!
This edition of our Nurse IMPACT is devoted to what we call the “Husky experience.” It’s all about how our students embrace their time on our campus whether it be in the classroom, the clinic or hospital, the laboratory, or out in the community providing service to children, families, and adults.
I hope you enjoy the stories of our undergraduate and graduate students from the Seattle campus who are highlighted in this issue. You’ll see how undergraduate students like Lauren Jensen lead through action by founding the Nurses Survivors Club and seeking more ways for nurses to be on the front line of solutions. Or how Alexis Dittoe sees connections between her undergraduate degrees in oceanography and nursing because she applies her oceanography science experience to researching and improving public health.
Our students are not afraid to tackle critical issues such as the need for vaccines. SarahAnn McFadden is a great example of how our graduate students see a problem and seek better solutions. And, I’m struck by how students like Beth Tinker are so dedicated to the nurse profession that they return to school to advance their education and increase their knowledge with the goal of making positive change happen, especially for high risk families who face adversity.
I am proud to see how our students are constantly working to improve the health and well-being of all populations. Their dedication to the nurse profession is truly awe-inspiring.
All my best,
Azita Emami, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, FAAN
Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Executive Dean
UW School of Nursing