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Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to Rush University College of Nursing, in the great city of Chicago. I am delighted and proud to have this opportunity to introduce you to the college and its stellar achievements. My remarks will be brief, thus, I encourage you to browse throughout the Web site to learn about our rich history, mission, degree and program options, and stimulating faculty and student life.
The unification of education, research and practice is the learning model of this college. Faculty with graduate education and advanced clinical skills hold strategic positions in the college, as well as in the medical center and community. In fact, 90% of faculty have active clinical practices. Their responsibilities include imparting knowledge, creating new knowledge and providing services to patients in their respective clinical domains. Faculty have the opportunity to function in one of three roles: teacher-practitioner, teacher-researcher, or researcher-practitioner. It is this overriding and consistent academic clinical focus that drives the outstanding national reputation of the college.
Through our carefully designed programs, students experience the Rush commitment to clinical scholarship and the art of nursing in action. This outcome emanates from Rush University's focus specifically on the health sciences and its integration into a large academic medical center. Rush University Medical Center provides a rich environment where students of nursing, medicine, graduate studies and allied health sciences live and learn in an interdisciplinary and dynamic setting.
A nursing education offers opportunities for a noble and challenging career. Thus, I invite you to consider becoming a "Rush nurse." We look forward to hearing from you.
Marquis D. Foreman, PhD, RN, FAAN
Acting Dean and Professor
College of Nursing Rush University

Photo caption: Marquis D. Foreman, PhD, RN, FAAN ; Acting Dean and Professor; College of Nursing Rush University 
University Highlights
Please take some time to read about Rush University College of Nursing in the publications below:
Rush University is well-represented in the 2014 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" survey released on March 15 by U.S.News & World Report. Seven programs in Rush University's College of Nursing and three programs in the College of Health Sciences are ranked among the top 19 in the country. Rush is the only ranked university with an exclusive health science focus.



"On October 25, 2004, the member schools affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) voted to endorse  Position Statement on the Practice Doctorate in Nursing. This decision called for moving the current level of preparation necessary for advanced nursing practice from the master's degree to the doctorate-level....
Online RN First Assistant Course Series 
The online registered nurse first assistant two-course series prepares graduates to function in an expanded role in the operating room. RNs engage with the perioperative client across the lifespan to provide high quality care and maximize clinical outcomes. The didactic course provides requisite knowledge and clinical experience includes a preceptorship allowing for development and mastery of affective and psychomotor skills necessary to work effectively in the operating room....
More Online/Distance Programs Now Available: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Psych/Mental Health NP, Neonatal NP & CNS, Advanced Public Health Nursing, Adult-Gerontological NP & CNS, Pediatric Acute Care NP, Pediatric Primary Care NP & CNS, and RNFA Course Series 
Rush University College of Nursing now offers several fully online programs with a minimum of on-campus visits. Faculty who teach these courses are the same qualified faculty who teach on campus. They are experts in their area and have made their knowledge come alive in the online format. Rush currently offers the following online programs...
Meet Some Dedicated Advanced Community/Public Health Nurses in the Video, "Making a Difference: Advanced Public Health Nursing Practice".
Communities and populations, like human beings, are living entities with their own unique and complex ways of interacting with the world around them. The rewards of being an advanced community/public health nurse are in making a difference in the lives of an entire group of people...
Diversity and Inclusion Resources at Rush
Rush continues to strive to be a leader in supporting diversity and inclusion in all of our programs.

Scholarship and Aid Highlights
Please feel free to browse all of the scholarship and aid opportunites that are available at Rush University College of Nursing.
Formerly the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program, the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program enables dedicated registered nurses committed to caring for underserved people to serve in hospitals and clinics in some of America's neediest communities, improving the lives of their patients and transforming their own....
Generous PhD Scholarships Available to Qualified Students
Any applicant admitted to the PhD program will be considered for a Dean's Scholarship for PhD Study. Admitted students will be considered for awards based on a merit review of their application materials, completion of the FAFSA, financial need and available scholarship resources
Veterans - Learn More About Your Education Benefits
Rush University participates in the full spectrum of Veterans Education Benefits through the US Department of Veterans Affairs.  Please click the links associated with each bullet for full program details and payment rate information


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