MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN 

Welcome to the UD School of Nursing! On behalf of our outstanding faculty, staff and students, I welcome you to the SON website. Whether you are a potential undergraduate or graduate student, or a potential faculty or staff member or an alumnus, we hope this website will help you discover the many opportunities and innovations occurring at UD SON.

The SON has educating nurses for over 50 years. We offer a full spectrum of academic programs ranging from entry into practice, masters level, the Doctorate of Nursing Practice with post BSN and post MSN options, and the PhD scientist training with post BSN and post MSN options. We are committed to preparing the next generation of health care leaders that can respond to crucial health issues and health disparities within the state of Delaware, the region, the United States and globally.

The SON is committed to scientific inquiry that advances new knowledge and to translation of the knowledge to practice. Our research mission has experienced significant growth in recent years due to targeted research –intensive faculty hires in select focal areas. We are fortunate that the SON is part of the College of Health Sciences where inter-professional education and interdisciplinary research collaborations are highly valued.

As we enter the 2018-2019 academic year, the expansion of our physical spaces will occur with the opening of the STAR (Science, Technology and Advanced Research) Tower. The tower space will increase research laboratory space (Aging & Symptom Translational Lab), provide an area for functional assessments (Research and Education for Adaptive Living Apartment), and host an inter-professional simulation lab.

UD School of Nursing is a thriving, innovative place. I encourage you to explore our website to learn more.

Barbara Habermann, PhD, RN, FAAN
Interim Senior Associate Dean for Nursing and Healthcare Innovation