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GAMECOCK The CONnection News and Views from the University of South Carolina COLLEGE OF NURSING April 2013 Let’s Create Our Community Together: Discover, Dream and Design As the new Dean in the College of Nursing, I have spent the last several months in a process of discovery about the College. I have met (and am continuing to meet) with our stakeholders, including current students, prospective students, parents, faculty, staff, university administrators, alumni, and community partners. I have asked many questions and here are my discoveries so far. Inside This Issue Students’ Corner...............2-4 Upcoming Events..............4 Faculty & Staff Notes.......5-7 Alumni & Development....8-9 Practice Update................10 Send Inquiries or Newsletter items to: Jan Johnson • Our students are inquisitive and proud to be in the Gamecock nursing family. They are highly connected to their faculty who “go over and beyond”, their learning and growth opportunities, their patients, their student nursing organizations, and their community. They are youthful and vibrant and are our future leaders. Our students are amazing! • Our faculty and staff are committed and compassionate, both of which are highly infectious! Faculty and staff care about each other and have a strong sense of community. They are innovative in their ideas and are catalysts with their curriculums, their science, their practice, and policies. Our faculty are the best! • Our alum are dedicated to the University of South Carolina and our College. They are grateful for their education, their memories of favorite mentors and places, friends, and for our College’s ever higher status in the profession. They can be found everywhere across the state and beyond--- leading, mentoring, innovating, and giving back--- and are so proud of their foundations as a Gamecock nurse. Our alum are incredible! • Our partners are imaginative, complementary, and generous. They share resources, visions, and ideas and are creating new opportunities for our College. They are loyal champions and are devoted to our missions, whether past, present, or future. Our partners are steadfast! Yes, the discovery has yielded that the University of South Carolina College of Nursing is an incredible place. But we have more to do. To follow this discovery phase, we will all work together in our strategic planning process to create a dream for our future goals and aspirations. We will then work on designing our architecture and co-creating our future. This involves developing and designing creative and robust plans for our years ahead. We consider all of our constituents as partners in this process and look forward to hearing from you. Let’s dream and design our future community together. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” -Eleanor Roosevelt Jeannette O. Andrews PhD, RN, FAAN Dean & Professor - LIKE US!

Gamecock CONnection April 2013

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