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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Reflections on Now and Then

from the dean - spring 2007

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Boston College Nursing VOICE. It is fitting that in this first issue, we celebrate our history with a photo essay on the 60th anniversary of the William. F. Connell School of Nursing, and look forward, with a feature on our new palliative care specialty.

Also—in the midst of a severe nursing faculty shortage—it is a pleasure to announce our new Associate Deans for undergraduate and graduate programs, and welcome three new tenure-track faculty members.

The 60th anniversary of our school comes at a time of significant change, challenge, and opportunity in the nursing profession. Part of our responsibility as a community of nursing practitioners, leaders and educators is to keep our community informed about how our school is responding to these changes, both in the classroom, and in clinical settings. This magazine will give us the opportunity to do just that.

In future issues we will bring you news from campus, but will also feature our alumnae/i who are making a difference and creating positive change in their professional and personal lives. We will explore what it truly means to be a Boston College nurse.

Please enjoy this first issue of Boston College Nursing VOICE. We’re excited to hear your response to this issue, and hope you find yourself better connected to and better informed about the Connell School of Nursing community.

Barbara Hazard, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor