It’s common for people to approach me as dean to ask about my vision for the future. The truth is, the vision—our vision—never changes. It’s the same as it was when the doors of this institution first opened: Be the best nursing school in the world and create critical thinkers and leaders in the field. What changes are the strategies used to achieve those ends.
This issue features several such strategies in action, beginning with the cover story on big data and how our doctor of nursing practice (DNP) students are using hard evidence and whip-smart ideas to tackle complicated healthcare problems across the United States.