Dear alumni and friends of Marquette Nursing,
We’re so excited to celebrate Nurses Week with the first digital version of Marquette Nurse. You’ll hear from us once every few months with all the latest news from the college highlighting our ongoing transformational work. We often refer to the five qualities of a Marquette Nurse: cura personalis, courageous leaders, advocates for the vulnerable, critical thinkers and social justice champions. You will find examples of all five in this newsletter.
This is an exciting time for our college as progress moves forward on our new home, the renovated Straz Hall. Interior abatement work is complete, and excavation has started for the addition to the building. We are still on schedule for a summer 2024 move from Clark Hall to Straz, with the first classes happening that fall.
It is a move that fits with our long-term strategic objective of training at least 5,000 new nurses over the next decade. Our alumni have experienced the effects of the nursing shortage firsthand – it has never been more important to address that problem. At Marquette, we are prepared to answer the call, filling those gaps with caring, conscientious nurses who are equipped to tackle health care challenges today and into the future.
Generosity from our alumni and supporters makes this work possible. Almost 200 individual donors gave to the college on Give Marquette Day this year, in addition to several other large gifts. It gives me such joy to see our values resonating strongly enough with alums that they want to support the next generation of Marquette Nurses. Our students are immeasurably better off for having their support.
My first six months as dean have been both demanding and deeply rewarding. I look forward to engaging with you all more in the months ahead.
Dr. Jill Guttormson
Dean, College of Nursing