This letter appears in the Winter 2023 issue of Forefront Magazine.
From the Dean
To the alumni and friends of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing,
As we begin a new year, I can’t help but reflect on the accomplishments that the previous one has brought to our community.
We celebrated the centennial of our endowment with a spectacular gala during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend and brought together generations of alumni, friends and students to recognize historic achievements and share prideful memories. Through generous donations, gifts and an auction, we raised over $120,000 for student scholarships. That figure is a testament to the many supporters the School of Nursing has today.
Groundbreaking research continues to set our School of Nursing apart from other institutions, which is evidenced by the historic $6.6 million in grants awarded to our faculty by the National Institutes of Health this year. That includes the important work of Sara Douglas, PhD, RN, which you can read about on p. 8.
We’ve seen marked growth in recruitment this year, including increases in both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as record enrollment of both men and underrepresented minority students in our programs. Our outstanding students continue to make us proud here on campus with their research projects and in their clinical experiences abroad.
We also welcomed six new faculty members to the School of Nursing. They join a tremendous cohort of fellow nurse educators and researchers dedicated to excellence in teaching.
These accomplishments would not have been possible without a solid foundation that has been 100 years in the making—and the support from our alumni and friends. With your continued dedication, our students will fulfill the legacy that Frances Payne Bolton envisioned for the School of Nursing a century ago.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our school and community.
Carol M. Musil, PhD, RN (NUR ’79; GRS ’91, nursing)
Dean and Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University