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William F. Connell School of Nursing

From the Dean

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Dean Susan Gennaro

Dear Friends,

The William F. Connell School of Nursing is a bustling village—a productive and complex enterprise compelled by its mission to “prepare nurses whose practice reflects a humanistic ethic and is scientifically based, technically competent, and highly compassionate.” So it is not surprising that faculty, staff, and students work together to improve health care, educate future leaders, and develop the science that will shape health care in the years and decades to come.

What surprises and impresses me, however, is the strength of our ties to so many collaborators and partners: families, alumni, patients, teachers, caregivers, policy makers, and other health care providers.

In this issue of Voice, we feature members of our network, with stories about advocates for changes in health policy, preceptors who work with us to educate BC nurses of the future, and partner alumni and parents.

It takes a village to change health care. And I am so proud to be part of the Connell School village, and to share some of the stories that make it such an exciting place to be.


Susan Gennaro