The University of Rochester School of Nursing Strategic Plan
Over the last decade, the school has undergone a renaissance, implementing the goals of its last strategic plan to emerge from the brink of financial crisis to renewed prominence. The school has risen in the national rankings, gained a competitive edge in the educational marketplace, and been recognized internationally for innovative entrepreneurial enterprises and practice partnerships. Strategic planning also led to renovation projects and the first expansion in the school’s history.
Under the leadership of Dean Patricia Chiverton, the school has grown its program offerings to attract a larger and more diverse student body, added more top research faculty, extended its doctoral degree program to disciplines outside of nursing and expanded its impact in the local Rochester community through the health and wellness services of its Center for Nursing Entrepreneurship.
Building on this success, the visionary 2007-2012 Strategic Plan seeks to maintain the school’s leadership in the advancement of the unification of nursing education, practice and research. The plan establishes goals in key areas of importance including research advancement, creating innovative workplace environments to promote recruitment and retention, fostering nursing entrepreneurship and transforming nursing practice with a new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
The school is also in the process of searching for its next dean as Chiverton steps down at the end of the academic year to transition fully into her role as the University’s first Pamela York Klainer Endowed Chair in Nursing Entrepreneurship.
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