With the 50th anniversary of our BSN program arriving next year, there's no better time than now to celebrate the thriving community our School of Nursing (SoN) has built together — and to plan for our next 50 years of outstanding service and impact.
With tremendous support from our alumni and friends, the SoN is readying for a future that holds great opportunity. As an institution, we are focused on four critical areas: innovation and growth; technology and online learning; groundbreaking research; and global citizenship
We are proud to be launching new academic programs such as the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), the Veteran's Access Program, and increasing the number of outreach cohorts for the RN to BSN program. We have enlarged our simulation capabilities with the opening of the Simulation Center for Experiential Nursing Education (S.C.E.N.E.). We are expanding the opportunities for our students to have diverse out-of-the-classroom nursing education experiences ranging from serving patients in immigrant health clinics to treating impoverished families in faraway lands.
Our work in those arenas is brought to life by our faculty and staff, our students and, most especially, our alumni and donors. Their stories demonstrate how a SoN education prepares us, quite literally, to change the world.
This spring, we will have the final issue of our annual UNCG Nursing magazine. Beginning this year, we will instead publish a quarterly online newsletter that will bring you all the important news from the SoN in more timely fashion.
During the coming months, we will be forming various planning committees for the 50th Anniversary Celebration to be held in spring 2017. We need your stories, your support and your help.
Your feedback is of course always welcome, and I strongly encourage you to share your thoughts on topics you'd like to see covered in the newsletter. Together, we have a wonderful story to tell!
With gratitude for your support,
Robin E. Remsburg, MSN '82, PhD, FAAN, FGSA, FNGNA
Dean and Professor of the School of Nursing