CWRU Leadership Message on International Nurses Day 2021

Offices of the Dean and Provost

A Message from Dean Carol Musil

Carol Musil

To our community of nurses at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing,

How do you begin to thank a community that has persevered through a crisis yet never lost sight of its mission? This past year—which certainly earned its title, The Year of the Nurse and Midwife—has tested our professional and personal limits.

The world saw nurses and healthcare professionals respond to the global pandemic, and called us heroes. You have always been heroes: healing the sick, improving the health of communities, supporting families and caring for every face of humanity. Each of you is raising the bar in new ways by advancing the practice of care, providing leadership, studying ways to improve health or working in service to others. Your passion and innovative thinking help us shape the future of healthcare like never before.

Thank you for upholding our values of innovation, inclusion and care, and for honoring the legacy of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

With gratitude,

Carol Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

Dean, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University

Provost's Message to the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Community

Ben Vinson III

It is with great respect and admiration that I am pleased to celebrate International Nurses Day 2021 with you.

During the month of May, we celebrate the nurse's contribution to our greater humanity. We celebrate the profoundly significant impact of the nursing profession. And we celebrate each and every one of you.

In Northeast Ohio alone, there are more than 10,000 nurses who make our healthcare systems run. These dedicated individuals possess seemingly endless amounts of compassion, empathy and stamina. It's no wonder that, for the last 18 years in a row, nursing has been named the most trusted profession in an annual Gallup poll. 

At Case Western Reserve, we are a high-impact research university that aspires to be a community where humanity, science and technology meet to create a just and thriving world. Nowhere are those values more intersected than in the caring profession of nursing.

To all of our nurses—current and future alike—we celebrate you! Thank you for all you do.

Ben Vinson III

Provost and Executive Vice President
Case Western Reserve University

CWRU Leadership Message on International Nurses Day 2021