Message from the Dean
As the 8th Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I am fortunate to lead a diverse intellectual community of scholars, practitioners and staff, who are dedicated to our mission of transforming health, healthcare, and policy through knowledge generation and translation, and the education of future leaders from diverse backgrounds. At this time, nursing has many opportunities to lead the transformation of health care. We are committed to advancing such nursing leadership by preparing students to meet the challenges of providing quality care to diverse populations in a cost-effective manner. We were the first college of nursing designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Development in the United States. Our students are exposed to excellence in teaching, practice, and research by gaining experience in our nurse-managed clinics which were designated as an Edge-Runner by the American Academy of Nursing, learning from award-winning professors and working alongside internationally-recognized investigators who are generating cutting-edge research that affects health policy and directly improves the lives of patients world-wide. The College of Nursing is consistently ranked in the top 10 in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Each year, more than 1,300 nursing students have access to excellence through our baccalaureate (BSN), master of science (MS), graduate entry master of science program, doctor of nursing practice (DNP), doctor of philosophy (PhD), and certificate programs - in Chicago and at our regional campuses in Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, and Urbana. With seven health science colleges at the UIC, students have the opportunity to engage in inter-professional classroom and clinical opportunities.
Explore our website and discover all that the College of Nursing can offer new students and when advancing your career. Even better, please contact us with any questions you may have or come for a visit!
Terri E. Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Dean
UIC College of Nursing