Welcome From The Dean

Welcome to the New Academic Year of 2018-2019!

There is always excitement in the air at the start of a new fall semester, and this year offers unique possibilities!  The College of Nursing faculty, staff and clinical partners have been preparing to welcome an unprecedented number of new freshman nursing students – 195! – along with more graduate students than ever before and our many returning students who are well on their way to advancing their nursing careers. In addition, we welcome our inaugural class of Nurse Anesthesia students. We have students from different states, different countries, different backgrounds, all pursuing the dream of becoming a Marquette nurse – we are extremely excited and enthusiastic to work with each and every one of you!

We opened the year by helping students move into The Commons as well as the Nursing Floor at Cobeen Hall and other dorms. We hope the first few days of transition have been smooth, and we can’t wait to interact with you in classroom, group and one-on-one settings. We don’t want to overwhelm you in the first week, but we have so much good news to share – you are part of a proud Marquette nursing tradition!

Once you’ve become acclimated, make a point of reading the TV messages in the Clark Hall lobby. You’ll see lots of terrific news, like the announcement of an NIH grant Dr. Lisa Hansen received for her groundbreaking work preventing infections in pregnant women, or our two recent inductees as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst and Dr. Lisa Hansen. You will be impressed by the company you’re keeping, and you’ll also get helpful campus information and tips!

You’ll soon be in the routine and ready to represent the College of Nursing at events, including Homecoming during the first week of October. For information about news and events, visit https://www.marquette.edu/nursing/news-events.php. Information is added as it becomes available and you can find out about programs, updates, and other nursing highlights.

We are looking forward to seeing you around campus and in Clark Hall.  Welcome!


Janet Krejci

Dr. Janet Krejci
Dean of the College of Nursing
Marquette University