Message from the Dean


The School of Nursing & Health Innovations embodies innovation to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving health care system. We are constantly looking ahead and adapting our curriculum, programs, and collaborations to ensure our graduates enter the workforce ready to face the health care challenges of today — and lead the way tomorrow.

Countless opportunities are available to shape the future health care system. With our programs focused on population health, integrative wellness, and social justice, our community is building on our school’s history of innovation, leadership, and commitment to health and wellness. Our programs prepare students with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to significantly impact the health care system, inform the creation of new models of care to meet patient and family needs, and support communities in living healthy lives.

At the center of this innovation, creativity, and drive for excellence in health care stands the faculty, staff and students who model the compassion and empathy that connects the health system to the humanity of providing care. We stand ready to bring the depth and breadth of our knowledge to the forefront of building a stronger, healthier nation.

Casey R. Shillam, PhD, RN

Dean and Professor