Dean's Welcome

Interim Dean Marjorie BottA Message from the Interim Dean

Welcome to the University of Kansas Medical Center and the KU School of Nursing.

At KU, our goal is excellence. Whether you are just getting started in your nursing career or are seeking an advanced degree, there is a place for you in the KU School of Nursing

For more than 100 years, the school has educated students for vital roles in health care. As interim dean, I work alongside an extremely talented group of faculty and staff in the School of Nursing. Our school is renowned for its technology-based approaches that teach high-level nursing skills through compassionate communication.

We are excited to be a part of the next chapter in nursing practice that is currently being written at the medical center — interprofessional education (IPE). In IPE, students work alongside their peers and the faculty from other disciplines at the medical center to form health care teams providing improved patient-centered treatments and outcomes.

I am proud of our graduates, many of whom have become clinicians, educators, researchers and leaders, playing key roles in advancing the nursing profession and the quality and safety of health care throughout practice environments worldwide. KU offers a wide range of innovative programs for students who are eager to share their knowledge and skills in service of the global community.

With challenges such as an aging population and health care reform, the demand for skilled nurses and strong health care leaders has never been greater. Nurses are and will continue to play vital roles in shaping the future of patient care and treatment here in Kansas, across the nation and around the world.

We hope you find your time here at KU Medical Center stimulating, exciting and rewarding.


Marjorie J. Bott, RN, Ph.D.
Interim Dean
University of Kansas School of Nursing

2014 State of the School address


Last modified: Jul 17, 2015