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From the Dean

The true value of our nursing community
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Linda McCauley, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

We must be doing something right. The school of nursing is No. 4 in the nation, based on the latest survey of graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report. It's our highest ranking to date and the highest of any school at Emory University and in Georgia. Our school also ranks No. 1 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. It's all because we work together as one community to advance scientific knowledge and clinical expertise so that nurses provide the very best care for their patients.

Our partnership with Winship Cancer Institute is a great example. Several of our faculty lead collaborative studies at Winship, which was just designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. This designation signifies that Winship will receive additional research funding to build on its success in reducing the burden of cancer in Georgia. Our research faculty and the nurses at Winship, many of whom trained in our school, share in that success. You can learn more about some of them in this issue of Emory Nursing.

Also in this issue, we're introducing a column by Sharon Pappas PhD RN NEA-BC FAAN, the new chief nurse executive for Emory Healthcare (EHC). When Dr. Pappas joined EHC last fall, we began to talk about how to transform nursing at Emory together. In her column, you'll learn how the School of Nursing and EHC are working to align education, research, and clinical care under the name "Emory Nursing" to meet the growing demand for patient care and nursing excellence in this era of health care reform. At the heart of our relationship is strengthening the workforce pipeline so that more of our graduates will become leaders in patient care and research here at Emory.

So have a look at our latest issue. We have lots of exciting news to share that will make you proud.

Linda A. McCauley 79MN PhD RN FAAN FAAOHN
Dean and Professor
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

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