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Message From the College of Nursing Dean: Winter 2023

Christine M Kennedy, RN, PhD, FAAN

Dear Friends,

As we approach the close of another transformative year, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of you for your unwavering support of RUSH University College of Nursing. We have so much to celebrate thanks to the outstanding work of our faculty, staff and students.

I am excited to share we have released our latest edition of Nursing that Transforms magazine. This year, we highlight the transformational impact our programs have on training for the next generation of nursing leaders and the path to more equitable healthcare. In this issue, we tell the stories of our Men in Nursing program, which was founded by our visionary inaugural dean Luther Christman and revitalized by passionate nurses; nursing educators opening doors to new training opportunities in some of our most in-demand programs; the lifelong pursuit of health equity in research and advocacy by Professors Wrenetha Julion and Sarah Ailey; the exceptional impact of longtime supporter Burt Lewis; and much more.

In addition to the stories you’ll find in our annual magazine, I want to draw your attention to some of the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students from this summer and fall.

Your continued support, compassionate care and enduring commitment to advancing healthcare embody the spirit of RUSH, fostering a legacy that resonates far beyond our campus walls. Thank you for all you have done to celebrate and empower RUSH University College of Nursing this year. On behalf of our college, I wish you and your loved ones a joyous new year.

Thank you,

Christine M Kennedy, RN, PhD, FAAN
Kellogg Dean, College of Nursing
Provost, Interim & Vice President