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From the Dean

Rigorous education, compassionate care As we begin a new year with a new president — Dr. Michael R. Lovell — I am filled with energy and excitement for the limitless possibilities that lie ahead for the College of Nursing. In his short time on campus, President Lovell has already made great strides in elevating Marquette’s commitment to research and innovation. He speaks of the need to put our students first and will be seeking new ways to enhance the already strong transformational education experience on which we pride ourselves. I look forward to partnering with him in my role as interim provost and as dean of the College of Nursing to strengthen Marquette’s national reputation as a rigorous, values-centered institution that graduates men and women who are ready to be the difference. During the past year, the College of Nursing raised more than $1.7 million for scholarships, research and programmatic support. This fall, we admitted our largest class in history of the best and brightest young minds who are ready to learn what it means to be a Marquette nurse. We’ve hired new faculty who are leading our veteran-centric cohort (see I hear often from individuals who are page 10) and researching cancer-related fatigue and patient amazed by our students’ critical-thinking empowerment (see page 9). And we’re contributing solutions to Milwaukee’s health care issues through collaborations skills, professionalism, knowledge and, on strategies for reducing gun violence (see page 6) and above all, compassion they show their providing education for care-givers of geriatric populations (see page 7). patients. You — our alumni — are our Our primary focus remains providing a rigorous, greatest achievement. values-based education for our undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to meet the changing needs of the health care industry. As we look back on the first 10 years of the Ph.D. program, I couldn’t be more proud of the work these Marquette-educated teacher-scholars are doing around the country (see page 16). The best part of my role as dean are the letters, phone calls and emails I receive from preceptors, patients and health care professionals who interact with our nursing students. I hear often from individuals who are amazed by our students’ critical-thinking skills, professionalism, knowledge and, above all, compassion they show their patients. You — our alumni — are our greatest achievement. Marquette blessings! Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, C.R.N.A., F.N.A.P., F.A.A.N. Dean and professor, Marquette University College of Nursing Interim provost, Marquette University

Marquette Nurse 2014  

Marquette Nurse 2014

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