Dear College of Nursing community,
Welcome to the 2023-’24 academic year. This year promises to be an exciting one, full of transformation for the college and opportunity for our faculty, staff and students. I am excited to see what it brings.
Marquette Nurses put courage and care into action, driving positive change for people, communities and the health care industry. We are defined by consistent integration of five actions: advocating for the vulnerable, caring for the whole person, leading courageously, championing social justice and thinking critically. This ethos connects doctoral students and freshmen, long-time nurses and new graduates, every year since our foundation in 1936.
This year will be our last in Emory T. Clark Hall, our home since 1982. David A. Straz, Jr., Hall, the new home of Marquette Nursing, will be ready in Summer of 2024, with the first classes to follow in the fall. The new facility is twice as large as our present one and comes with expanded student spaces, simulation and skills laboratories, and active learning classrooms. We have ambitious goals for the college’s growth — namely, training 5,000 new nurses over the next decade. Straz Hall is a crucial component in meeting that goal while maintaining the high educational and student service standards we’ve established.
I am as hopeful as ever about the long-term direction of our college. We are entering a new era for Marquette Nursing, one that will combine a new facility and novel technology with the values that have served this college well for generations. What we do has never been more necessary, and I’m confident that everyone in this college will meet this pivotal moment in healthcare with both strength and compassion. It is my honor to serve that mission.
Dr. Jill Guttormson
Dean of the College of Nursing