Welcome from the Dean of Nursing
We welcome you to consider UT Arlington College of Nursing as your choice for advancing your education and your career.
When I ask potential students why they want to be nurses, a typical answer is “Because I care about people and want to help them.” Caring is a great motivation for becoming and growing as a nurse, if you understand the implications of caring.
- Caring is treating each other and our patients with respect and kindness.
- Caring is expecting competent, quality nursing practice from ourselves, students, and our graduates.
- Caring is implementing innovative educational programs to meet the needs of students—some of whom learn better face-to-face and others who learn better in an online environment—some of whom live in other states and others who live down the street—some of whom can attend school fulltime and others who need the flexibility of part-time course work.
- Caring is daring to be a leader advocating for changes in policies, laws, and traditions that can improve health care.
- Caring is producing new scientific knowledge and applying existing research evidence to improve the health outcomes of the people in our communities, whether that community is our neighborhood, a rural Texas hospital, or a village in Nepal.
- Caring is stretching ourselves to reach new levels of excellence in all that we do.
- Caring is daring to transform healthcare through research, education, and service.
Explore our website to learn about our programs and the accomplishments of our staff, students, faculty, and alumni. We invite you to consider the College and the programs as your choice for advancing your education and your career.
Jennifer Gray, RN, PhD – Interim Dean
George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor in Nursing