Holiday Greetings from Dean Broome

From Touch Point Online Magazine, Vol. II, Issue 4 – 12/6/18

Photo of Dean Barbara BroomeThis time of year makes me pause and reflect on all that we have to be grateful for here in the College of Nursing. I know it is important to keep our accomplishments in mind, especially as another year ends. This year, your dedication to the profession of nursing, the college and the university has resulted in many accomplishments. Among the accomplishments are the accreditation of the college of nursing by CCNE for 10 years, our NCLEX pass rates are well above 90%, certification rates overall well above the national average, and the building of new collaborative relationships with our healthcare colleagues. New relationships include the UH Scholars Program which will provide 20 undergraduate students with scholarship support and the impact the additional students enrolled in the PMHNP program will make in the provision of mental health in the nation.

These are only a few of the many accomplishments this year that happen, because of you. 

As I stop to consider these achievements, I enjoy the day-to-day moments here on-campus including the black squirrels playing outside my window, the crunch of leaves under foot outside Henderson Hall during fall semester, the welcoming staff who greet me every day, and the faculty and students whose academic pursuits insure the college’s constant momentum towards nursing excellence. And most of all, I treasure the support, encouragement and collegiality you give to one another.
 
I hope you too are able to celebrate the goals you have reached this year and savor all of life’s every day joys.

Happy Holidays,

Barbara Broome
Ph.D., MSN ‘91, BSN ‘89, RN, FAAN
Dean, College of Nursing