Working Collaboratively with Professional and Educational Partners to Create New Pathways for the Future of Nursing
The College of Nursing is committed to the land grant philosophy and our relationship with the community. We are busy working to achieve our strategic priorities in the areas of:
• Community Outreach
Across all of these priority areas we seek to increase appreciation for diversity and incorporate the value of inclusion into our College.
A Time of Growth and Collaboration
It is an honor for me to serve as Dean of the College during such an exciting time of growth and accomplishment. The nursing profession is the center of national attention and recognized as an essential profession in plans to achieve quality improvement in healthcare and the goals of health reform (Patient Safety and Affordable Care Act, 2010).
In addition, landmark reports have called for change in nursing and nursing education (Institute of Medicine/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “The Future of Nursing,” 2010; Carnegie Commission and Council on Higher Education). The MSU College of Nursing is on the forefront of responding to the recommendations of these reports and working collaboratively with our professional and educational partners to create new pathways for the future.
Committed to Preparing Nurse Leaders for the Future
In the College of Nursing we have embraced the concept of access to education and developed several pathways for individuals to enter and progress through our educational programs. We have invested in distance education and virtual technology that enhances learning and student/faculty interaction. We are committed to the generation of knowledge through research and the education of future clinical nurse researchers. Our faculty competes favorably for national funding to support their research programs and are engaged in translating their findings into clinical practice. We are preparing the faculty and researchers for the future, assuring the continuation of high quality nursing education and practice.
Through a variety of communication strategies we will maintain contact with all of our stakeholders and encourage the engagement of alumni and friends in the work of the College. We hope you will contact us for further information and watch for updates and upcoming events.
Mary H. Mundt, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor