It is an exciting time at the CSS School of Nursing (SON) as we watch the renovations take place of former classrooms that are transforming into skills and procedures learning laboratories and simulation suites. Our entire nursing community is engaged in this historic milestone of the phased renovation of major spaces in the Science Center, including many occupied by nursing. The SON truly embraces this endeavor as the SON is bursting at the seams in our current space.
CSS is focused on recruiting and educating a diverse body of students who are bright, talented, and prepared to meet and improve the health of local and global communities. Through nursing simulation with computerized manikins, students practice newly learned skills, develop higher-level clinical reasoning skills, build communication expertise and enhance their self-confidence. The School of Nursing is reaching exceptional outcomes across our undergraduate and graduate programs with strong licensure and certificate pass rates, consistent retention and progression of our students, and very high scores on "readiness for practice" surveys.
I am privileged to work with so many amazing students, faculty, staff, alumni, and area nurse leaders. They have supported my transition to become the second dean of the School of Nursing and I am especially grateful for their assistance in creating bright and thriving futures for our graduates as they eagerly embrace their new careers in the nursing profession.
Julie M. Anderson, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor