UNCG School of Nursing Dean's Message
Last summer, while shopping, I came across a couple of whimsical wall hangings that caught my eye. They were bright and colorful, and as soon as I read the sentiments displayed on them, I knew I wanted them for my office:
"Good things are going to happen."
"The best is yet to come!"
Little did I know how true these sayings would be for the UNCG School of Nursing this year.
Think about all of the good things that we've made happen as a community during the 2015-16 academic year:
- Launching our new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
- Starting two new RN to BSN cohort programs at Gaston and Forsyth Technical Community Colleges.
- Signing a new agreement to launch a cohort at Piedmont Community College.
- Hosting our first undergraduate white coat ceremony and capping event.
- Conducting a pilot Interprofessional Education Program in collaboration with UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences, NC A&T, High Point University.
- Receiving first-time funding from the Jonas Foundation for doctoral students
- Hosting a visit from Senator Thom Tillis, who was eager to learn about our Veterans Access Program (VAP) — and then launching the program last fall.
- Building the downtown Greensboro Union Square Campus, which will be ready for occupancy this summer.
As if all of those exciting steps forward were not enough to make our year full and rewarding, the good people of the State of North Carolina voted for ConnectNC, a major bond initiative to fund capital investments, including a new nursing/STEM building at UNCG!
Talk about the "The best is yet to come." This couldn't be more true for our students and our school. Already, the university has established a committee to review proposals for firms to design the new building. Plus, we've begun planning for next year, which will be the School of Nursing's 50th anniversary. Get ready to celebrate with us in April of 2017!
I think my wall hangings will continue to predict the future — good things are going to happen for the School of Nursing and the best truly is ahead of us.
Robin E. Remsburg, MSN '82, PhD, FAAN, FGSA, FNGNA
Dean and Professor of the School of Nursing