Meet the Dean
Meet the Dean of the College of Nursing: Dean Patricia Ravert
Former student, Andrea Gardner, poses as Florence Nightingale at the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s death (2010).
Graduates of the baccalaureate nursing program celebrate following College of Nursing convocation.
Graduate Program Outcomes
The Family Nurse Practitioner program is ranked among the top nursing graduate schools in the nation.
Public and Global Health
The Public and Global Health course provides opportunities for students to practice nursing skills abroad.
The Healer's Art
The bi-annual college magazine informs alumni and friends of nursing events and activities.
Research and Conferences
Students attend a conference in Madison, WI.
A MEG grant facilitates student learning in the Navajo Nation.
"When I reflect on the cultural experiences I have had in Tonga, activities range from participating in a kava ceremony to visiting homes through community nursing. However, when I ponder the most meaningful experience simple bus rides comes to mind. Through waiting for and riding the bus I have learned about everyday life in Tonga including time frames, Tongan attitudes, and interactions with Tongans about their lives and overall culture.
During my first bus ride in Tonga, I was shocked to see the seats worn down with the cushions falling apart, people sitting and standing crammed together, and even the bus floor to have wooden planks attempting to cover the holes in the floor of the bus. It was my first time realizing the extent of how poor most of the people are in Tonga. There was a wide range of passengers on the bus including school children to mothers with their babies and older people in Tonga. As I talked to and came to love the Tongans, I realized their financial status did not change the fact they were a mother, a father, a friend; they are all real people. It is important as a health provider to look beyond the financial status of patients and I am glad to have learned this in Tonga."