Forefront Magazine

Nursing Innovation and Leadership at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing


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In this Issue

Cover of the Winter 2021 issue of Forefront magazine that features a student finding an airway on a mannikin.

Taking Flight
Assistant Professor D. Todd Smith and director of the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing discusses his plans for the center and his passion for the high-flying field.

Year of the Nurse in the Era of COVID-19
In 2019, the World Health Organization declared 2020 the "Year of the Nurse and Midwife"—a prediction that proved prescient amid the pandemic.

A Series of Firsts
The School of Nursing's earliest male graduate credits his BSN with launching career success.

Paying It Forward
Double alumna and associate professor Valerie Boebel Toly shares how her career began with a scholarship.


This publication is produced for the alumni and friends of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. The Forefront mission is to inform readers about the school's excellence in nursing science, education and practice and how it impacts daily lives.