A Message from the Dean
Welcome to the University of Kansas School of Nursing. As part of an academic health care center, the School of Nursing has the advantage of being part of a renowned university and closely affiliated with an award-winning health care system.
Whether you are just starting your career as a professional nurse; advancing your education in nursing administration, informatics or public health; becoming an advanced practice nurse or nursing researcher; or embarking on an exciting second career as a professional nurse, there is a place for you here.
For more than 100 years, the School of Nursing has educated students for vital roles in health care. As dean, I am privileged to work alongside a group of talented faculty and staff who have developed a number of innovative programs in curriculum, research and distance learning, and who work daily to instill in our students the values of excellence, leadership and compassion.
Looking toward the future, we are well-positioned to meet the challenges of an evolving health care environment that will challenge all health care professionals to move toward team-based, person-centered care. The School of Nursing, along with our colleagues in the School of Medicine and the School of Health Professions, wants to lead the way in interdisciplinary education for interdisciplinary practice and research. All medical center students learn and work together to provide improved person-centered and population-based care and health outcomes.
I am very proud of our graduates who become expert clinicians, educators, researchers and health care leaders. Our graduates play pivotal roles in advancing the nursing profession and health care, not only in Kansas, but regionally, nationally and globally.
With an aging population and changes in health care delivery, the need for professional nurse clinicians, leaders and nurse educators will only continue to grow. Nurses play a vital role in shaping the future of health care and its delivery.
I am confident that your time here at the KU School of Nursing will be exciting, intellectually stimulating and fulfilling.
Sally L. Maliski, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
University of Kansas, School of Nursing